Sunday, May 25, 2014

Useful Information to Show Homosexuality is Biological - I Prepared This for an Upcoming Discussion With a Conservative

This article will show that homosexuality is passed down from the parents and is not a choice.  (I would not care if it were a choice, but my writing is an attempt to explain why laws denying homosexuals rights are wrong and are prejudicial or simply from ignorance.)  I took all this information from about 12 articles and study abstracts.

INTRODUCTION:  There are many ways people are born homosexual, and we are in our infancy in researching this subject.  Conservative websites downplay the number of gays in the world, because they are trying to discourage further research into the subject, to hide the results from us.  They skew the results of past tests, claiming that because gene sequencing is the same when one identical twin is straight and one is gay, then it “proves” it is not genetic and that’s the end of the story.  (Actually, that’s just the beginning of the story.)
In the studies the word “environment” is used, but the conservative sites see that word to mean the social environment, when in the experiments the environment often meant the chemical environment in the womb. 
The conservative site never mentions the huge subject of epi-genetics, which is research that is currently exploding with new information about genes.  Epi-genetics involves epi-markers that are on genes (epi-markers wrap around DNA and make the decisions for that part of the DNA – whether it is turned on, turned off, partially turned off and when it is expressed).  So even though the gene sequencing is the same (order of adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine), amino acids such as cytosine can be turned on or off depending upon whether an epi-marker is wrapped around it or not, regulating it. 

Parents are the reason babies are gay.  Here are two ways fetuses develop to become homosexual.

1.   HARDEST PARAGRAPH TO UNDERSTAND, BUT IT IS COOL!  The embryo gets genes from the mother and father, and the epi-markers that were on the mother and father’s genes are supposed to be destroyed when the sperm and egg join to become a blastocyst, so that new epi-markers can be made in the fetus during development.  Every once in awhile, an epi-marker from the mother or father slips through to the developing embryo.  If the father passed on his epi-marker to a girl embryo, she will develop more masculine tendencies and be likely to be attracted to women.  If she gets a huge amount of testosterone in the womb, she will get some masculine physical characteristics, such as more masculine private parts.  Now this is interesting:  If a woman passes on her epi-marker which wraps tightly and suppresses or shuts off the signaling from the developing brain of the fetus to absorb excess testosterone, the fetus will not absorb it as much.  If this epi-marker from the mother goes to a female fetus, she will tend to grow up to be very “fit” and fertile and have a lot of babies.  They have noticed that families that have alot of homosexuals also tend to have sisters and female relatives who have a lot of babies!  Now, if the mother is having a boy, the fetus gets the pre-natal epi-marker from the mother, and he will tend to be feminized.  He may or may not be gay, depending on the amount of testosterone that is suppressed and resisted. 
If the father passes on an epi-marker from his prenatal genes, the son will grow up to be a straight man, but if the epi-marker goes to a girl in the womb, she will most likely be lesbian.  He gave her his epi-marker that wrapped loosely around the DNA that is thus “turned on” and signaled in the brain of the developing fetus the absorption of a lot of testosterone in the womb. 
2.  Mothers who have many sons are more likely for each successive son to be homosexual. The female mother ends up with male chemicals in her system while pregnant because the male fetus produces H-Y antigens, and since she is female, those are seen as a foreign substance.  She gets them in her bloodstream and builds up antibodies to fight these male substances, and then the antibodies can travel across the blood brain barrier to the fetus’ brain and altering sexual orientation. 
These antibodies get stronger with each pregnancy and the H-Y antigens of subsequent male fetuses have a decreased ability to masculinize the brain,thereby allowing the fetus to be more feminized.



They have so many studies going right now with twins with blood samples, tissue samples, DNA methylation sequencing (methyl groups attach to cytosine as epi-markers and can suppress them) and Next Generation Sequencing(very fast mapping), High Density Resolution Images of the epi-markers themselves and studying the epi-genomes of semen of fathers of lesbians.  There have been hundreds of studies on rats and primates and plants (because you can’t ethically pour chemicals on human fetuses). They are currently working on the International Human Epigenome projects that will map all markers, so results should become more known to the public soon.


***We know from studying rats that exposure to sex hormones in the womb during a critical period in brain development affects future sexual orientation. By manipulating hormone levels during this time, scientists can make rats engage in homosexual behavior later on.  So you can see this is physical!  Not chosen at all.

***In mammals, a group of geneticists altered the sexual preferences of female mice by removing a single gene linked to reproductive behavior. Without the gene, the mice exhibited masculine sexual behavior and attraction toward urine of other female mice. Those mice who retained the gene were attracted to male mice.  Physical!

In a Swedish study, they used an MRI Scanner and discovered that the brain of a homosexual is symmetrical where a straight man is asymmetrical.  A lesbian brain is like the straight man’s brain, asymmetrical, and the straight woman is like the homosexual with a symmetrical brain. Physical!

They have measured in “adrenal hyperplasia” where there are high levels of testosterone in a female, the women are more masculinized with more same sex attraction.  That should prove that chemicals such as testosterone affect sexuality.  Physical!

1. There is more blood flow to the brain of one twin.
2. The nuclei in three parts of the hypothalamus are different in gay men than in straight, either larger or smaller.
3.  The cells and neurons are more densely packed in homosexual brains than straight men’s brains.
4. The number of nerves in the homosexual brain is more similar to straight women.
5. Gay men's brains respond differently to a serotonin inhibitor.
6. Lesbians do not blink as much when startled and are the most similar to straight men.  Straight women have a much stronger startle response.  This response is in the limbic system and cannot be controlled. Totally physical!
7. Gay and non-gay people's brains respond differently two pheromones.
8. Finger length ratios between the index and ring fingers have been reported to differ, on  average, between straight and lesbian women.
9. Gay men and lesbians are significantly more likely to be left-handed or ambidextrous than non-gay men and women;Hand preference is observable before birth.
10. Gay men have increased ridge density in the fingerprints on their left thumbs and pinkies.
11. Length of limbs and hands of gay men (white men only) is smaller, in general, compared to height.

Can anyone say at this point in reading this information that homosexuality is not physical and biological?

Westboro Baptist Church is Coming to our Town!

Big excitement in our town!  The Westboro Baptist Church is supposed to come picket three churches in our town this coming Sunday, June 1st. 

Being an atheist and watching YouTube videos about how Michael Moore brought his Pink Mobile filled with gay people to a protest of Fred Phelps and embarrassed Fred until he fled, and Thunderf00t sat down and interviewed Shirley and her two daughters, and Zinnia chatted with Shirley during a protest, I was thinking our counter-protest would be the same, and was planning some clever and funny zingers.

I was deciding which T-shirt I would wear, "Friendly Atheist" or my vegan essentials T-shirt with all the reasons to be a vegan on it.  My "Vegan" T-shirt won out in my mind.  Animals come first, plus I still want to be a bit closeted in this town.

Now that plans are evolving, a t-shirt is the least of my worries.  Our town is getting quite riled up at the thought of anyone harming our churches, and blockades and bullhorns, etc. are being discussed.  Although there are posts about making sure we stay nonviolent, the tone of the posts have me worried that we may be the town that loses it with Westboro Baptist Church. 

I just hope everyone stays safe and there is no violence.  There is no reason for our town (we have a lousy reputation) to worry about "showing what we are made of."  It could reflect very badly on us.

But we will see.  Many may not show.  I will be outside one of the churches. 

By the way, they have come to picket Central Baptist Church because it states you can be forgiven after you sin.  Apparently, that is too encouraging for people to sin and too liberal for Westboro Baptist Church!  Believe me, Central Baptist is a conservative church that I normally would not support, but I am picking the lesser of two evils!

I will report on the outcome!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Are Holy Books Appropriate for School? Can They Be Made Age Appropriate?

We have rules in the United States that a child can bring their religious books to school and read them if they have spare time.  I support this right, but recently I wonder if I should not support it, because I wonder if we are being honest with ourselves when we allow the Bible or many of the other holy books in schools. 
Many Christians monitor what their children read closely and want books like Harry Potter and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn banned. Of course we do not allow children to bring Playboy to school because of the adult content.  What would parents really think about the contents of the book below if they did not know these sentences came from the Bible?   
These were the spoils which remained of the plunder taken by the fighting men: 675,000 sheep, 72,000 cattle, 61,000 donkeys, and as for persons, 32,000 young women who had had no intercourse with a man.
When two men are fighting and the wife of one of them intervenes to drag her husband clear of his opponent, if she puts out her hand and catches hold of the man by his privates, you must cut off her hand and show her no mercy.

“Look, I have two daughters, virgins both of them. Let me bring them out to you and you could do what you like with them. But do nothing to these men because they have come under the shelter of my roof.”
Then because of the dire straits to which you will be reduced when your enemy besieges you, you will eat your own children, the flesh of your sons and daughters whom the Lord has given you.

Then Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly. And the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not pull the sword out of his belly; and the dung came out.

Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.

You also took the fine jewelry I gave you, the jewelry made of my gold and silver, and you made for yourself male idols and engaged in prostitution with them.

. . . he pronounced a curse on them in the name of the Lord. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.

No man whose testicles have been crushed or whose organ has been cut off may become a member of the Assembly of God.

Whoever utters the name of the Lord must be put to death. The whole community must stone him, whether alien or native. If he utters the name, he must be put to death.

And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, “Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.”

Yet she increased her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth when she engaged in prostitution in the land of Egypt. She lusted after their genitals – as large as those of donkeys, and their seminal emission was as strong as that of stallions.

If some of the town worships other gods:  Put the entire town to the TORCH, livestock included, as a burnt offering to the LORD your God.  

When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished.  If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.  

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are.  If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.  

As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace.  If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor.  But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town.  When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town.  But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock and other plunder.

If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.  Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

Lo, a day shall come for the Lord when the spoils shall be divided in your midst.  And I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle: the city shall be taken, houses plundered, WOMEN RAVISHED; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be removed from the city.   

And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? ... Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.

Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be RIPPED UP.

Because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.

And when he hath MADE HER to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people.  (God required abortion)

Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. 

So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.
If you have read all of these sentences from the Bible, what age would you think this book is acceptable for schools?  3rd grade?  6th grade?  11th grade?  Perhaps college?  Not at all?

Harry Potter and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn don’t look so bad now, do they!

(Taken from www,,,

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Short Video About How Pigs Are Killed In "Humane" Slaughterhouses

On my Facebook, my videos and statuses are fairly well-received.  But when I put a video like this one and urge people to watch it so they will know how animals are treated, there is never a comment or "like" or any clue that anyone watched the video. 

Think about the Holocaust and how those people died.  You can see by this video how they suffered.  I watched a longer version of this video, lasting 13 minutes, and the screams and suffering are continuous at these slaughterhouses. 

So sad.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Where Do Vegans Buy Their Food in Decatur - Part 2

When I first became a vegan, I had a bowl of Reece’s Puffs every day.  It was loaded with fat and sugar, but it was vegan!  After learning more about nutrition from attending Decatur Vegetarian Club meetings, I chose more natural cereals such as Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls from Kroger.  Vegans have a “never eat” list and commonly increase their “try not to eat list” adding foods such as palm oil, processed foods, too much sugar, salt and oil. 

Another product besides sugar that has a mentally addictive quality for people is cheese, and many people are vegetarian instead of vegan because of this one food item. (Another reason is they probably want to eat donuts and cinnamon rolls that are brought into the office.)  I used to think I could not live without cheese, but now it seems more like Silly Putty than food to me.  Tastes do change, although sometimes it takes awhile!  I really enjoy non-dairy Daiya cheese in both mozzarella and cheddar which are available at Fairview Kroger and Country Nutrition.  

Note to readers:  “Go Veggie!” Cheese in the green wrapper is not vegan!  It has casein, milk and cream.  It is at all stores in our area in the health food section and fools many people who are trying to eat vegan.  Apparently, lactose free is not always dairy free!

Children of vegan parents are not to be pitied on Halloween.  Their goodie bag is not filled with apples!  Many Clif Bars and Larabars are vegan (read labels), and Skittles, Nerds, Smarties, most lollipops, Sour Patch Kids, Dots, Mike & Ike, Sour Punch Straws, and Swedish Fish are vegan.  My son prefers Swedish Fish over chocolate! 

Speaking of chocolate, there is a particular brand of chocolate I find irresistible:  Ghiradelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips!  It melts well and can be used in cakes, on soy ice cream, and in cookies, as well as just tossing in the mouth – all with no milk products!  See if you prefer it over the chocolate chips that have added milk.  It is sold at most stores.

What breads do vegans use?  Some make their own breads, but I take the easy route and read labels at the store.  Some of the French or Italian breads are vegan in the bakery department.  When reading labels, be on the look out for whey, casein, eggs or butter, animal products often found in bread.  I like Private Selection rye bread from Kroger or the 12 grain bread from Alde’s. 

To identify many other vegan foods you may already have in your pantry, search online for a site called “Accidentally Vegan.”  It lists brands that you may be eating that already are vegan. 

With all these tempting treats available, it is simply a matter of choosing to select the non-animal brands when you shop.  Anyone can make these changes!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Response to Neil C. Reinhardt Who Sent me a Video about Lierre Keith and an ALL CAPPED MESSAGE


First, I am very sorry I deleted your comment.  I tried putting all of this in my reply and it was not allowed, and in trying to delete my reply, I deleted your comment! 

Anyway, Lierre in the video is misinformed.  I debunked her awhile ago, and thus, your information is old.  I have simply copied and pasted my article here.  (Most of my information came from someone else's article, but I do not remember the source now, except it is Mark Messina's wife.)

Let's talk about the video: 

First, Lierre talks about big brains being attributed to eating meat, but even though that is all over the Internet, I see the brain growth coming from a mutation and all sorts of rewiring.  Hominids ate different foods depending upon their area, and some did not cook just meat, but also ate cooked tubers, and the amounts depended upon where they lived. Some just ate cooked tubers. They also had grains available.  Perhaps that is what spurred the brain growth since brains get energy from carbohydrates. Also, they do not have evidence of fire pits when the brains started growing!  So it is not proven.

Lierre has almost no research, and she gets her "facts" from the Weston A. Price Foundation, with their overweight leader, a woman who has taken over and offers very dangerous advice such as eating minerals by eating clay (too many minerals may lead to Alzheimers) and drinking raw milk and feeding it to babies and giving them organ meats (brain damage).  (Price died a long time ago but actually said a vegetarian diet was healthy.)

Lierre says things like "the archeological evidence is incontrovertible" when she does not back that up with any evidence! 

Dairy is an agriculture based food, and she mixes it up with a hunter-gatherer food.  The paleo diet allows dairy in creams and with raw milk, but both are really bad for a person.

She believes fat is needed to absorb nutrients, and thinks polyunsaturated fat is low fat!  She thinks there is a dietary need for cholesterol.  Cholesterol is made by the body – I believe by the liver, but I am not sure.  There is no need for saturated fat or cholesterol.  There are only two essential fatty acids required by humans – both unsaturated fats found in plant foods. 

Fat intake has increased in the world and she says it has dropped.  It’s at 33% of the calories of the average American diet. 

As far as environmentally, I have debunked any of the environmental articles out there that claim raising animals on grass land is better than raising crops for food for humans.   They all base their “evidence” on one paper and write papers off of that one.  Basically, they claim more animals are killed by harvesting crops than with raising cattle, but they include mice killed in and around silos who are poisoned by farmers – and there are other ways of deterring those animals without poisoning them.  Seal the dang silos up at the base!   As far as harvesting, people in our area raise their blades to avoid killing anything when they harvest corn and wait until after quails have finished raising their young.  Also, they fudge data by putting cows side by side and claiming you get more meat per some square footage amount than you get in weight of grain.  Of course!  That’s why they measured in poundage!  Cows need 2 acres each to graze, so this side by side comparison and comparison by weight is the only way they could come up with to try to make meat look better.

She talks about Polyface farming, but does not mention that there are more calories needed in feed for chickens than is produced in food.

She talks about the need for animal fertilizer, but does not know there are leguminous cover crops to fix soil nitrogen. 

E-coli comes from not only grain fed cattle but grass fed cattle.  Most people don’t know that.

She bases a lot on her own desire for meat and her food cravings, but she is wrong and all people are wrong who write that they immediately feel better when they take a bite of meat.  It takes awhile for the meat to be absorbed.  The authors where I got my information claim Lierre is sincere and thinks she is helping people – she is just totally wrong! 

In short, there is nothing to support her claim.

She talks about eating disorders and claims being vegan or vegetarian can lead to them. There are a few girls who will say they are vegan or use it to mask their behaviors, but there really is no connection between the two. I used to have an eating disorder, about 28 years ago, and I can tell you that there is a huge difference between being ashamed of yourself and being proud of yourself!

Lierre claims soy reduces testosterone, but there is no evidence for that. She claims soy formula causes early puberty, but again, there is no evidence for that. (She probably got that from Weston Price Foundation because they bash soy constantly and bash vegetarians.) Actually, the medical evidence says the chemicals in milk and animal protein cause early puberty.

Lierre claims Mark Messina said Japanese eat one tablespoon of soy a day. The author of the article where I got a lot of my information is married to Mark Messina and he says and has written in his 2006 study that they eat or drink 1 1/2 servings of soy a day.

Soy protein will not give men boobs. That is a rumor from people who do not understand phytoestrogens (plant estrogens).

"For men and boys, the phytoestrogens in soy do not appear to have any effect on hormone levels and have not been shown to affect sexual development or fertility. Research studies show that men consuming soy have less prostate cancer and better prostate cancer survival."

Now, Neil, being vegan is a moral issue for me.  I will not contribute to animals being killed when I do not need them for food.  It is morally wrong to eat meat, unless you are starving with no other source. 

Neil, look at my picture before you call me fellow.