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From: "Richard Stevens" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Gender attraction and Genetics
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:55:16 -0400
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Sorry. That last post was meant as a response to an off-list message. I'm
not sure how it ended up going out to the list.

Rich

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Stevens" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Gender attraction and Genetics


> How far does "tolerance" extend? I don't think it extends to subjecting
> the
> members of this list to posts about the deleterious effects of "religious
> dogma" and "social prejudices" on the "science" that advances the
> homosexual
> agenda.
>
> There are plenty of other venues for that sort of thing.
>
> Rich
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Stevens" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 12:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Gender attraction and Genetics
>
>
>> That is something I could not care less about and that, in fact, I find
>> repulsive. What about your own "social prejudices" and your own very
>> obvious
>> agenda?
>>
>> I do not think this is a suitable topic for this list.
>>
>> If a person can "set aside [his] . . . religious beliefs", does he really
>> have any?
>>
>> Rich
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Don May" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 11:56 AM
>> Subject: [DNA] Gender attraction and Genetics
>>
>>
>>> There have been some studies if genetics plays a role in what gender a
>>> person is attracted to and whether it runs in certain family lines or
>>> groups. In the role of genealogy in researching family gays and lesbians
>>> are often hidden, the invisible ones. Research is difficult because
>>> science, and subjects, are often overshadowed by social prejudices and
>>> religious dogma. In the past, many under social pressure married, had
>>> children, and acted out heterosexual roles.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I would think that serious genealogists would, through intellectual
>>> curiosity and honesty, wish to know that members of their family were
>>> gay
>>> and lesbian and contributing members of their family and society. It was
>>> far easer to speak of them in terms such as bachelor uncles, maiden
>>> aunts,
>>> old maids and eccentrics, not that all given those terms were gay but it
>>> was a common cover to keep them within the social graces of their
>>> families
>>> and society and sublimate self-admission of their true nature.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Regardless of cause, genetic, hormonal, or social environment, I would
>>> hope serious researchers would set aside their personal prejudices and
>>> religious beliefs for the sake of objective analysis.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Don
>>>
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