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Fischer: New theory suggests homosexuality ‘the result of a birth defect’

Could lead 'abortion-minded parents to decide whether or not to exercise reproductive choice'
KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A report published Tuesday by a group of scientists has put forward a new theory that epigenetic marks may play a key role in determining why people are gay.

According to press reports, these “epi-marks” determine how genes are expressed and are normally “erased” between generations, but in cases where they are not erased, they may be passed on from a mother or father in a way that can lead to a child becoming gay.

Which means, according to Bryan Fischer, spokesperson for the American Family Association, homosexuality might be a “birth defect” which could lead prospective parents to choose abortion:

As I have said before, I suspect that not even homosexual activists today want the gay gene to be found, even if it exists, because of advances in prenatal genetic testing. It is now possible to routinely screen for 3500 genetic defects while a child is still in the womb.

So these activists rationally fear that preborn children who are detected with this gene will be aborted before they even have the chance to be born. After all, if 90% of babies in the womb who are diagnosed with Downs syndrome never draw their first breath, what are the chances that parents disposed to abortion will not exercise the same choice with regard to the gay gene?

The scientists in Koebler’s article, in my view, are now resorting to genetic subterfuge and are coming dangerously close to saying that homosexuality is the result of a genetic defect, a genetic abnormality. In other words, read from one angle, these same scientists are saying that homosexuality is the result of a birth defect.

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So in other words, when something goes wrong genetically, and these markers are not erased, the epi-markers which provide an evolutionary advantage to parents instead do evolutionary damage to their offspring.

Now these researchers are quite at pains to avoid saying anything like this, but the logic to me seems inescapable: Homosexual children, on this theory, are born evolutionarily and genetically disadvantaged. They have been overexposed or underexposed to testosterone because something has gone wrong in the process of genetic transmission. In other words, they are the product of a genetic abnormality at best, a birth defect at worst.

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I expect many abortion-minded parents will want to know exactly how strong this epi-marker is in their unborn children so they can decide whether or not to exercise reproductive choice.

In fact, I expect that if this theory gains some currency, it will not be long before we have legislation from the homosexual lobby prohibiting “sex-selection” abortions on any child carrying this epi-marker.

Fischer reiterated many of these same points on his radio program today:

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47 more reader comments:

  1. How about Bryan Fischer has a birth defect. First Letter B last letter S

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:49pm
  2. He’s still talking out of his ass?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:50pm
  3. funny …… he say homosexuality is “A” birth defect…….
    heterosexuality has about 10 birth defects -(my theory)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:50pm
  4. you know, making shit up doesnt constitute a theory…especially since this bizarre binary monogamy of social sexuality is not actually the evolutionary staple of the human animal.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:50pm
  5. Eat my ass Fischer

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:51pm
  6. I think my brain hiccuped a little…O_O

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:51pm
  7. Maybe he has a birth defect! This pissed me off. Why can’t people leave this alone. We don’t need your fucked up theories.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:52pm
  8. I think his birth is a birth defect.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:52pm
  9. WHAT A MORNON THIS MAN IS

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:53pm
  10. Oh how I would love to take a piss in this man’s Cheerios. Even if this crack pot was correct, homosexuality is not a defect, for it does not cause harm to a person’s quality of life or overall health.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:53pm
  11. Was wondering how long it would take someone to go there

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:54pm
  12. Maybe his parents should have chose the abortion

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:54pm
  13. HE’S THE BIRTH DEFECT

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:54pm
  14. D= wow..

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:55pm
  15. Stop the madness AFA…seriously.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:56pm
  16. So, is he does this meanhe thinks we’re born this way?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:58pm
  17. Dimples are a mutation, nobody complains, a widows peak is a mutation, nobody complains. How is this a birth defect?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:58pm
  18. Homosexuality = birth defect? Cool! Americans with Disibilities Act makes it a felony to discriminate against us! ;-)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:59pm
  19. So bisexuals are only partially defected? Ha lame theory and bad research

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:59pm
  20. Don’t worry about it, these are the same people who probably still think being non-white is a birth defect too.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:01pm
  21. Defective mind gives shit ideas…. fuck off… i was born straight… after the age of 25 i became bi sexual, and in 36 iam a pur lesbian… so, any theory behind this…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:01pm
  22. First, Kill all the religionists.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:03pm
  23. I love it when people like this don’t “believe in evolution” until they can warp it all to support their worldview.
    I also like that he is trying to draw this back to anti-abortionism, but can’t bring himself to the intention of saving a gay fetus.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:04pm
  24. wait…. so to me this…. would mean…. that being gay is natural…. because wouldn’t erasing this gene be unnatural….. either way wtf does it matter…… wish people would let us gays be what we should be…. and leave it the hell alone :)

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:06pm
  25. Gay hating Bastards !!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:15pm
  26. give me a MAJOR BREAK !

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:22pm
  27. Even if this does explain why some people are gay, it’s still perfectly natural. To call it a birth defect is highly offensive, and at best nothing more than an opinion and a judgement.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:23pm
  28. Brian Fischer IS a birth defect!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:25pm
  29. oh my…. the tea party won’t like this…. “should I abort my gay child and be damned by my church & community for killing a baby with birth defects?” awkward!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:39pm
  30. Jackass. Watch him try to issue a “recall” later on….

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:39pm
  31. And there are people dumb enough in this country to believe this crap!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:46pm
  32. Well that’s just lovely… Even if it were a birth defect, that doesn’t make it a reason to chastise them… Do we degrade, deny equal rights, and condemn to hell those with handicaps, or mental disabilities? What a lop of s#$*….

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:47pm
  33. Oh, good! Now I qualify for government benefits for my disability, since I have a birth defect.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:49pm
  34. BS….untrue not all LGBT and their children are healthy no birth defects and even straight people their child had birth defect. He had mental illness and so weird pastor. My sis is straight and married, both are not drug, and anything just happened baby was become birth defect as Down S’s heart had stop and body not grow and need take baby out right away that way my baby sis not going died either.. Thank god my baby sis is alive. We called our baby niece ” NOEL”.. Amen….Hey pastor you are Moran so sickkkk…what wrong with some pastor and Christian not thinking in their head.. Peas brain …

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 9:03pm
  35. Go to bed, old man!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:01pm
  36. Can somebody tell me why all these homophobic illiterate pple worry and complain all time coz of our sexual orientation did we as gays ever harassed them for wat they are or how they feel for the opposite sex oh pliz live yo lives and allow us space to breath. GAYS FOR LIFE WHETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:24pm
  37. xyy and xxy is the chromosomes.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:33pm
  38. Man someone please slap some sense into this guy !!! Where did he come up with this !! You are born gay !!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:41pm
  39. Mr. Fisher is a liar, fraud and bigot. All gay people should get togther and sue him and his Family Association. And as for the Federal Judge who blocked the ban for minors I hope every gay youth who dies haunts him for the rest of his worthless life. And a few lawsuits against him would be good as well.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:43pm
  40. Blowhard

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:47pm
  41. Fuck. I hate both sides of this argument.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:07pm
  42. So, what? Is he now going to change his position on abortion? What a pig!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:27pm
  43. Its simple….Who honestly gives a flying Fuck what this Asshole thinks?…seriously.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:41pm
  44. Hes a waste of space on my wall.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:42pm
  45. He speaks nonsense in circles. What IS his point?!

    Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:15am
  46. So, God thinks birth defects are an abomination? Or, did God not know? Can’t wait to see how this one pans out, how Fischer and the far right close this circle of un-reason.

    Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 5:08am
  47. Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 5:14am