Sexual orientation, whether towards the opposite sex or towards children, has been a hot topic of discussion in the media recently. Specifically the questions is whether or not sexual attraction or orientation are the result of biology in either case. While a plethora of research has been done the results are still inconclusive. To date there has been no discovery of a ‘gay gene’ nor has there been conclusive evidence completely ruling out the possibility of some biological component.
While there remains a question about the role of biology in the development of same-sex attractions there is no question about the role of choice in sexual behavior. Sexual behavior is a choice. Sexual behavior is a choice that Bible believing Christians and organizations, like The Relationship Center and Focus on The Family, believe have moral implication.
The full interview with Josh Spurlock, MA, LPC
Dr. Mark Yarhouse on Exodus International Closing
Dr. Mark Yarhouse, along with Stanton Jones and Warren Throckmorton, are the leading Christian researchers on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Their research is clinically solid, and respected by secular organizations like the APA, while their conclusions remain solidly evangelical and consistent with the teaching of the Bible. I have the greatest respect for these men and their work. My training in sexual identity therapy is from Dr. Yarhouse through the Institute for Sexual Wholeness.