By Nitasha Chappell
According to a study published in the journal Science, showed that families with two homosexual brothers were very likely to have certain genetic markers on a region of the X chromosome know as X928. This led to media headlines about the possibility of the existence of a “gay gene” and discussions about the ethic of aborting a “gay fetus”. My opinion is that children are not born gay. A child can become gay in three different ways, his environment, his upbringing or his cultural beliefs.
Children learn their life skills by observing or by being taught by the people in their environment. If the male child is surrounded by women who are always primping and grooming and have no interaction with other males, then the male child will more than likely pick the feminine traits instead of male traits. He will follow the example of the adult directly in his life. It is the parents’ responsibility to correct and guide the child when she sees him doing something ladylike. Giving a male child a baby doll to play with does not teach him how to treat a lady; it teaches him how to be a lady. We are our children’s first teachers. They learn from us first.
A child’s upbringing can cause them to become gay. A child may see his mother being romantically involved with another lady and get the impression that like goes with like, hence causing him to think that since his mother is with another woman; it is alright for him to be with another…