You make some very good points, Jim. Sadly, though, I think that if science were to prove that there is indeed a “gay gene,” homophobes would come at us from a different angle. Perhaps they’d try to manipulate science (as gay conversion has been trying to do, unsuccessfully, for decades), or maybe even try to determine our sexuality from birth, or before birth, so that from the moment we enter they world, they are trying to make us “normal.” I think the best thing for us to do is to be loud, be proud, and continue to fight for our rights. Organized religion will never be on our side, and I’d say we’ve done pretty well (at least in the U.S.) without its support.

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