Born This Way?

J. Alan Branch (2016)

Overview

In this book Branch asks and answers the following question: are homosexuals “born this way?” Tha...

Chapter 1: Sigmund Freud and Homosexuality

If Sigmund Freud is remembered for anything, it will likely always be his psychological claims ab...

Chapter 2: Alfred Kinsey and Homosexuality

After addressing some of the psychological arguments for homosexuality, Branch turns his attentio...

Chapter 3: The American Psychiatric Association and Homosexuality

Branch begins this chapter by writing: “The defining moment in the Gay Rights Movement began earl...

Chapter 4: Brain Plasticity and Homosexuality

Brain plasticity is a term that refers to “the manner in which the human brain builds new pathway...

Chapter 5: Homosexuality and Prenatal Hormones

Admittedly, at first glance, there appears to be no relationship between prenatal hormones and ho...

Chapter 6: Heterosexual and Homosexual Brain Differences

Another born-this-way argument is that the brains of heterosexuals and homosexuals are different....

Chapter 7: Homosexuality and Twin Studies

The next line of argumentation from born-this-way advocates is that twin studies support their ar...

Chapter 8: Homosexuality and DNA Research

Another line of argumentation for the born-this-way argument is that homosexuality is rooted in s...

Chapter 9: Homosexuality and Other Factors

Born-this-way advocates also base their arguments on other factors. First, they argue that homose...

Chapter 10: “I Can’t Change, Even If I Wanted To”

In addition to all of the other arguments mentioned throughout this book, the idea that “I can’t ...

Chapter 11: Born-This-Way Arguments and Christian Ethics

With this last chapter in the book, Branch summarizes what he has written heretofore. He sums up ...

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