TUPELO, Miss. (CBS Atlanta) – A conservative radio host has concluded that homosexuality is nothing more than a “birth defect,” adding that would-be parents would get an abortion if they knew their fetuses had the “defect.”
Bryan Fischer, director of issues analysis for the American Family Association and host of “Focal Point” on American Family Radio, cited a study on his radio show earlier this week that predicted that an individual’s genetic makeup can help influence sexual orientation, especially when it comes to homosexuality. Fischer said Monday that the study, which came from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, was perhaps an overlooked factor when it comes to figuring out the biological origin of sexuality.
“I’ve said repeatedly that I think homosexuals don’t even want the gay gene to be found,” Fischer said on his show Monday.
During the course of the segment, Fischer said that if a gene for homosexuality was discovered, then the gay community fears that would-be parents would go the same route of those parents with fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome and abort the fetuses. He added that 90 percent of parents do this already with fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Fischer said: “I think homosexuals are afraid, and I think with good reason, that if there is some kind of gay gene and it is found, parents will go, ‘Oh, does my kid in the womb have the gay gene? If it does, I’m going to abort it.’”
On Wednesday, Fischer followed up with a blog post on the topic.
“Homosexual children, on this theory, are born evolutionarily and genetically disadvantaged,” Fischer wrote. “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.”