Google Heavily Criticized For Its ‘Is My Son Gay?’ App For Android

Questions Asked Said To Be 'Horrendous' And 'Dangerous' By Experts, Moms

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s true, there’s an app for even that.

A new smart phone program promises to help parents determine their son’s sexuality in a modified version of “20 questions.”

On Tuesday night, CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey took the app controversy to the experts, and you.

Does your son like musical comedies, Madonna, or football? Those are just some of the questions posed in a controversial app aimed at mothers who want to know, “Is my son gay?”

“It’s not good,” said Queens resident Joanne Wilson. “No, I wouldn’t be a fan of it.”

Few moms Hennessey spoke to are fans of the new app, sold in Google’s Android market, which asks a mother 20 questions including: Does their son dress well? Is his best friend a girl? Are you divorced? Depending on the answers, the program may tell you not to look the other way because your son is gay, so accept him.

Eliza Byard, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network, called the app ridiculous and horrifying.

“The questions in this app are horrendous stereotypes that would be completely laughable if they weren’t so dangerous,” Byard said.

“The implication, one, is that there is one way to be if you’re gay and, two, that there’s sort of blame to attach to parents.”

And psychologist Alan Hilfer said the app will never replace a heart-to-heart talk.

“It implies that you’re kind of going behind someone’s back to discover things about them,” Dr. Hilfer said.

The French developer says the app is a non-scientific yet a humorous approach towards helping moms accept their son’s homosexuality.

“Instead of having a machine to tell you what’s happening in your son’s life, talk to your son,” one woman said.

Talk instead of technology to get to the truth.

Hennessey called and e-mailed Google to see what kind of vetting is done when it comes to selling controversial apps, but the company never responded with a comment.

Are you offended by this app? Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Jason

    Google didn’t write the app. They allowed it to be sold in their market. Essentially, they didn’t censor someone. If you think the app is offensive, then don’t buy it. Or yell at the developer. Don’t blame Google for choosing to operate a free and open market for apps.

    • jasperddbgghost

      Google pays Gay people more money because they feel they are not getting health benefits that straight married couples get. Apparently Google likes losing money because Gay’s have a lot of health problems that aren’t discussed because it’s “not nice”.

      Dispute the fact? Google It…. no pun intended.

      • stewie

        that’s not a pun.

      • matt

        Research has proven that homophobic people are more aroused by watching gay porn than straight porn. Just sayin.

      • bachfan23

        As a professional HR person, I can state that Google increases an employee’s pay if they cover their same-sex spouse under their health plan, because the federal government taxes the benefit given to this employee, whereas a “straight” couple is not taxed. They are simply leveling the playing field!

        To suggest that gay people have any more “disease” than a straight person is homophobic and uneducated.

  • Oh-my Lumbago

    You’re stupid.

    • jasperddbgghost

      @Oh-my Lumbago

      Up above we see the typical limp-wristed liberal response to everything.

      This concludes our argument. Me: 1 You: 0.

      Thanks for playing.

  • Bill

    Question # 1 Is he a democrat
    Question #2 Did he vote for/support Obama??

    If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then yes he is.

    • Kevin Jones

      Not cut and dried like that! I wished, but that app make my life so easy, don’t want a filthy little sicko in my house sent him packing onto the streets where he belongs. He might be just 15 but that’s old enough.

    • KrabApple

      I’m developing an app called “Is your son a Drudgetard?”

      Q1: Does your son exhibit a deranged tendency to link everything in the world to an irrational hatred of Barack Obama, the President of the USA and our Commander in Chief, despite the fact that it makes your son look like an obsessive and simpleminded idiot?

      If you answered yes to Question 1, there is a 99% chance that your son is a Drudgetard. You’d be much less embarrassed if he was just a run-of-the-mill homosexual.

  • Terry Knows Moore

    Its time to realize that 86% of Americans do not want anything to do with “Gay”………..period.

    • jasperddbgghost

      Careful what you say otherwise the mobs may chase you down with Flannel and Astroglide.

      See, they are a normal, healthy bunch.

    • Bill

      Is that all??

    • Bill S

      Do they think Obama is Gay?

    • matt

      $500 says you can’t supply a link to this.
      note: the bible does not count as a source

  • Digusted

    Basically a stupid article for the sheeple masses. We are allowed to THINK and make our own DECISIONS. If Google wants to write an app that anything at all, who friggin cares? Getting your panties in a bunch over something as dumb as this and then trying to grab headlines is what is really dumb.

  • Jade

    Comments would be so much more educational and productive if they weren’t so ignorant and hateful. It’s amazing to me how much the straight community seems to be an authority on the Gay community. Either they are unusually curious and study up or they know nothing of which they speak. On the other hand it would seem the Gay community has the edge here because they know exactly what the straight community is like since they all must live in it.

    • ManOnPoint

      Gay is only capitalized at the beginning of a sentence or when it is someone’s name like Marvin Gaye or Gaylord Focker. If you want more acceptance then work towards it by being upstanding, hardworking members of society instead of foolishly making demands. Since you “live in the straight community” then accept it will take us a while to get used to you. Rubbing our noses in it will not gain you acceptance…

      • noits me

        Tell you what ManNOTOnPoint……perhaps you would do better to gain acceptance for your community when they are all upstanding and hardworking members of society!
        To label an entire segment of society as not being upstanding and hardworking shows your ignorance. If you wonder why we can’t give you time to “get use to it”…..look no further than in the mirror. Would you enjoy being labeled as unproductive and less than upstanding by someone who has never met you?! Would you?! No, you wouldn’t.
        And “foolishly making demands”…please dear, uneducated bigot, explain to me just exaclty what “foolish demands” we have made? What, to be treated the same as you?! IF that’s foolish of us, then perhaps you would like to lower the way people treat you so that you are equal to how we’re treated? What? Not in a hurry to volunteer for that? Didn’t think so.
        Wisen up and educate yourself.

      • Greg


        Insinuating that gay people are not upstanding,hardworking members of society is quite ridiculous, and only reveals the depths of your ignornace. In fact many national studies have revealed that gay people, on average, have significantly higher incomes than their straight counterparts.

        And what do you mean when you say get used to living “in a straight community” ? If this were the turn of the last century would you tell black people to get used to living in a “white community”? Your comment only reveals the extent of your bigotry.

        In conclusiong, what has your comment revealed?
        1) Your ignorant
        2) Your a Bigot

      • matt

        You are so sadly brainwashed and angry. People like you are a different species.

    • John

      Well said !

    • andrew

      But those “hateful” comments were productive.. They produced a response from you, didn’t they?

  • BoscoH

    Google doesn’t vet the apps in Android Marketplace. There is a principle involved called free speech, that isn’t just about what the government can’t ban, but also how we give ideas lots of room and tolerance privately.

    Besides, this is a funny app, not a psychological diagnosis tool. See it for what it is.

  • Darius

    Of all the offensive apps out there, why is this one receiving shrieking irrational criticism??

    • Joe Madre

      My thinking is it’s the LGBT community who has been trying to mainstream their agenda to the rest of the country, and anything they feel marginalizes this must be nipped in the bud… and Google being a HUGE target only help this cause…

      • Dog

        I like to call them the BLT GQ community

  • Boobie the Rocket Dog

    Hint: If the DAD could answer all of the twenty questions, chances are the answer to the title question is “NO.” If you have to ask the mother, chances are the answer will be “Yes, but I accept that.”

  • Jade

    “humorous approach…” French developer. Not funny at all! How about how to tell if someone is French – Are they continually rude? Do they only bathe once a week? Ask the French developer if he thinks that is humorous.

    • BoscoH

      Actually, that’s pretty funny too.

    • sg

      gee Jade

      “Comments would be so much more educational and productive if they weren’t so ignorant and hateful”

      or maybe it’s only that way if it’s someone else saying something you don’t agree with.

      • andrew

        Bam!! Joke’s on you, Jade.

        Who’s ignorant and hateful now? But you have been hateful, haven’t you? You hate that I am believe in God (probably). You hate that the Holy Bible denounces homosexuality (definitely). You hate that you cannot control the free market. You hate that Google would be so mean as to not censor the creation of apps that contradict what you choose to believe.

        Did I get that right?

        • stewie

          Dude, that’s old testament. There’s lots of ridiculous stuff in the OT.

    • matt

      Have you ever been to France?

  • BigBingo

    I’ve never seen so many scared homo’s in my life until I read this blog.

    • Jade

      I think you meant sacred mothers.

      • gj

        wrong – you couldn’t even correct him correctly – what a dolt. Seems someone thinks they are an authority on what everyone else is thinking

  • MarkJ

    Uhm just because Apple arbitrarily decided what applications you can and cannot have on your computer (that’s what a smart phone is people, a computer with a phone application) does not mean everyone else has to.

    Imagine if you wanted to install a program on your home computer and Microsoft came over and said “nope” you would be outraged of course, but this is exactly what goes on in the smart phone world and nobody seems to care? Is the app violating US law? No? Then who cares. It’s not like it comes pre-installed.

    • CarterPM

      I find it ironic that this app is ok with the powers that be, but Apple rejected an app for Manhattan Declaration. I agree that if there is no violation of law there should be no problem.

  • peterNaCl

    That’s FUNNY!!

    • Vicky Bevis

      No, your name is! ( retired nurswe)

  • Rex

    I hate Madonna. I’ve played rugby for the past 11 years. I can change the transmission on my truck in 26 minutes. I don’t give a rat’s ass about fashion, and I’m still gay. Screw stereotypes.

    • Vicky Bevis

      Rex: Good for you! My oldest is gay & his father & I knew before HE did. He worked with the Mexicans doing landscape work when unemployed,, is an I.T. guy, his partner is an accountant, they go camping almost every wkend. in good weather, have a boat on the river close & he liked Amy Winehouse like his Dad & I loved Janis!.

      Yes, screw stereotypes..

      • IMATROLL

        fraggin hippy junkie burnout – no wonder you turned your kid gay

    • Frank

      AND your name is REX.

    • BS

      No way in hell you pull off a transmission swap 26 minutes…I call BS on that. You are a liar.

  • Arielle Camille

    And the cycle of ignorance continues with the help of this app… nice

  • Mike Trondson

    You can buy and return the app within 15 minutes. The application’s development is more offensive than it’s content.

  • TeaRunner

    Far less dangerous than encouraging gay kids to come out of the closet so you ccan use them to make political soundbites. Just keep shrugging your shoulders and sidstepping responsibility when they commit suicide shortly afterwards.

    The app is trivial.

    • beedogs

      What the hell are you talking about?

      • TeaRunner
        • hghd

          just keep assigning resposniblityfor your own actions everywhere else. You know why they call it suicide? If someone kilsl themselevs over losing their house is it the bank’s fault

          • TeaRunner

            Did the ghetto dwellers paying rent hold them up for national attention and applaud them for not making their payments?

            Didn’t think so.

            Yea, responsibility… Running from it screaming is what you’re best at.

            Or just blame Bush, right?

            • Julian Assange

              No gay man likes Bush anyway.

  • Garrett Stack

    Funny? Yes. Dangerous? Definitely. Very bad for “straight” boys.

    The last time I checked lots of them liked musicals. Check out your local high school leading men list. Straight – and gay. How about musical Tony Award winners like Hugh Jackman, James Naughton, Richard Burton, Robert Goulet, Jerry Orbach and Matthew Broderick to name just a few straight leading men in musicals.

    Talk to your kids. Don’t pigeon-hole them.

  • Truth Detector

    “Queens resident”

    And you’re still wondering about your son?

    Wonder no more…

    • beedogs

      Queens is a borough of New York City, you imbecile.

      • Retired SOF guy


      • jasperddbgghost

        Sarcasm escapes you. Not surprising.

  • Truth Detector

    “Eliza Byard, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network:…”there’s sort of blame to attach to parents.””

    Blame? Shame? Guilt?

    The executive director of GLSEN admitting that “gayness” and its causes are “blame” fodder.

    Why any “blame” if gay is so good? One would think that GLSEN should have parents beaming with pride that their divorces cause/contribute to their son’s gaiety.

    And then there’s the whole causation admission. If my son was born that way, how did my divorce make any difference? Blame?

    Byard’s [Freudian] slip is showing.

    Although, if you think about it, it does play to the ‘victimhood’ angle.

    • Russ Fenton

      I think the app is fine and think the GLSEN is over reacting, but your analysis is not fair to their position. The fact that a social stigma may exist for parent’s of gays (leading to this feeling of ‘it’s my fault’), has nothing to do with whether or not homosexuality is inherently good or bad. The “blame” reaction is simply the soccer-mom’s response due to the stereotypes that exist in contemporary society about sexual orientation. To claim that her feeling of “blame/shame” is somehow an indication of the inherent value of sexual orientation is ridiculous.

      • gjkgkg

        either that or it’s a recognition of it which of course doesn’t fit your tapioca approach to persoanl responsibility and self determination.

    • Ridge

      You forgot to add in the part where she is talking about what the application is implying. There was no slip, just you taking what she said out of context.

    • DaMav

      lol — good point

      It’s like when they argue that homosexuals can’t help being a pervert because it’s genetic.

      • jtorres

        And I love it when close-minded bigots automatically label homosexuals “perverts”

        • ghkhjk

          and I love it when those close minded biggots deny it because it makes them feel bad about being a pervert.

        • andrew

          It’s not like we called you a child-mole.ster or anything. I think when heterosexuals think of homosexuality, they find it gross, sexually abnormal and unacceptable. That happens to be the definition of perverted.

    • Vicky Bevis

      We’ve been married 45 yrs. Our oldest is gay. His partner’s parents have been married longer than we have.

      I thought that old maxim was LONG gone; guess gross ignorance knows no limits.

      • ghdhd

        sort of like taking two exceptions and redefining the rule with them

  • LMAO

    If you have to ask, you already know.

  • Developer

    Thanks for the free advertising, my sales have climbed through the roof….

    • Mike Trondson

      I bought and returned already. App sucks it.

  • Khalid

    The headline of this article is such bull**** – it’s sold on Google’s Android Marketplace, it’s not a Google application. Totally misleading.

  • Not Chicken Little

    Sort of reminds me of ‘You might be a redneck if…” except, of course, rednecks and normal people are not offended at anything and everything, they don’t get all huffy if someone pokes fun at them.

    I thought being ‘gay’ was OK? Why the big deal over a little humor, even if some people don’t get the joke? Oh, I forgot, homosexuals are now a protected class, they can’t make it on their own but need and want government help to quash anyone saying anything bad about them and to actively promote their ‘lifestyle’ as something good and healthy…

    • Jim

      Not a lifestyle. It’s nature not nurture.

      • Frost

        As an older gay man I have to disagree, at least presently. In the last several years being gay has become the cool thing and you have many young people who really aren’t gay pretending because it’s popular. This is really no different from many of my contemporaries who tried to hide their true (gay) sexuality by taking wives and having children. I fear (and know) that someday these kids will realize that they’re not really gay after all and will have wasted a big part of their life pretending to be something they’re not. As for the app, it’s just silly – if your son is gay you’ll know eventually. Oh, as an aside to my first point – you have a lot of kids these days claiming to be “bi”, this is because they know that they’re truly not gay but want all the coolness of being gay. Things have swung too far and need to swing back, there needs to be a balance of respect and tolerance for those of us that are gay but we need to stop encouraging people to be gay who really aren’t. Of course, the chickenhawks are happy. :p

      • Retired SOF guy

        Depends on the agenda the militant gays (think Al Sharpton with flamboyance) are pushing that day. Nature and nurture both have their pros and cons (like if it’s a determination that can be made in the womb–nature–would some people selectively abort the child?)

    • Jade

      The Gay sky is falling! Hide quickly.

  • Waaah!

    Leave Britney ALONE!!!

    • LMAO


    • bob

      Have you seen that dude lately? The thing had his unit chopped off etc. etc. and is now a tranny. saw that freak on the boob tube a few months ago.. very scary.

      • LMAO

        You saw him on the “boob” tube? Good one.

  • Hank Warren

    This is all about limiting Free Speech. After all, censorship is everywhere. The gov’t (and their big business cronies) censor free speech, shut down dissent and ban the book “America Deceived II”. Free speech for all.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:

  • Anon

    Poor grammar is the result of ignorance.

    • Justin

      Liberalism is the result of ignorance.

      • idiotmitten

        Liberalism is a mental disorder.

      • beedogs

        Typical unoriginal Drudge reader. Have you stopped beating your wife yet?

  • benth165

    DaMav, you have no idea how it pleases me that idiots like you are still out there posing as targets, for real humans who have a brains. If I espoused idiocy like that, I would hope someone would put me out of my misery, because I would be fairly close to death anyway. Morons like you need to get a serious grip !!!

    • iron mike

      Benny, I think you are the ignorant one.

    • Spud

      You must be a homo.

    • paul

      DeMav hit the nail on the head destroying all progressive PC forced on those with a moral compass. If you are condoning or partaking in such a life choice remember, Sheol is very real and very large.

  • TricknWV

    Why should anyone care WHO is gay. What we should care about are the worthless fat slob child breeders who are leeching off of our welfare coffers, living in HUD housing complexes, robbing the food stamp store, while doing drugs all day long – at the burden of taxpayers

    • David

      You are correct. People should need a license to procreate. Can’t read? No kids. Never had a job because you really don’t want one? No kids? On welfare? No kids. We could end child poverty, AND stupidity, in a single generation. But of course, the illiterate, non-productive taker sponges have ALL the kids. That”s why America will be gone soon.

      • iron mike

        How about adding to your list, On welfare, no vote. No job, no vote, Can’t read, no vote…can I get a witness?

        • beedogs

          No, you can’t. Because that is asinine.

        • William

          Oh yeah!

  • Sam

    Sounds to me like someone was scanning the apps and saw it, Got all butthurt and used their media power to report it.

    • Jeff

      Most likely their butt was already hurt.

  • James Hodges

    Does your son practice picking up bars of soap from the floor… while he’s in the shower?

  • Ben Dover

    “Does your son speak with a lisp?”

    “Does your son know who Judy Garland is?”

    “Does your son own a Maroon 5 CD?”

  • oinick

    C’mon. Get a life. This is funny as hell, accuracy of the test notwithstanding. Can’t anybody take a joke???

  • Joe

    Does your son like movies about gladiators?

    • Jimbo

      Turkish bathhouses?

    • Buttchop

      Jimmy, have you ever seen a grown man naked?

  • Justin Bieber

    I hope my parents don’t use this app against me!!!

    • David

      It’s OK, Justin. She already knows. It’s OK, buddy.

    • andrew

      hahaha… it was the “womens jeans fit better” comment that tipped us off.

  • Yeth Thir, Thargent!

    I want an app for outing gays in the military. Oh, wait. BHO beat the developers to it.

  • creativedude11

    As a Libertarian, I find this friggin’ hilarious. Question 21 should be… “Would you consider you son to be anal retentive?”

    • Lovin it

      God, I would hope so…….

    • beedogs

      As a Libertarian, you should kill yourself.

      • commie_shooter

        Such vitriol and hate that come from left wing commies….sad :(

      • commie_shooter

        Such vitriol and hate that comes from left wing commies….sad :(

  • jerrykregle

    I Guess Im the only straight guy that went to a Bette Middler Concert
    or has watched The Sound of Music and South Pacific
    or appreciates the arts like Philharmonic Orchestras and Shakespeare
    Hamlet is my Favorite

    • Soqueesh

      I’ve got news for ya pal…

    • Lola

      Question 21: Does your son leave comments about the fact that he likes musicals and Bette Midler yet claims he’s straight?

    • iron mike

      Actually, I am normal too and I like those also, along with UFC, shooting guns, practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, feeding the homeless, and rescuing dogs.

      • Frank

        AND you even call yourself “Iron Mike”… How un-gay is that?

  • Michael Lambert

    Clearly a joke app. Way to report on the important issues!

    • Bill Whiteman

      Exactly. Well put. Stupid people talking about an app, for christ’s sake. Like the app, is evil or something. These people are so stupid they must be american.

    • Wei

      Clearly, we’ve ran out of news to cover in the country. Why else would a real reporter spend time covering a story with this angle?!

      Seriously, it should have been a… “To all mothers who doesn’t have a brain… This is a joke app! Do not really pay for it and use it to determine your son’s sexual preference!!”

  • John M

    Since when does someone’s sexuality become the property of the public domain? In short, it doesn’t. A person’s sexuality is PERSONAL. To those who spend their time poring over whether a person loves women or men in an effort to harm them…IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, GET A LIFE…

    • Slim Picnic

      Exactly. Now if homosexuals would retun to the closet and stop trying to legislate and litigate acceptance, we can all relax. Pologamists , pedophilles (minor-attracted persons) are next.

      • beedogs

        Actually, bigoted imbeciles such as yourself are next.

        • ralph martin

          How is it bigoted? I personally dont care what others do in the bedroom, it is NONE of my business and i dont want any information or hints or anything else about what they do in the bedroom i dont care if they are straight gay or whatever else kind of proclivity you can come up with. You dont see swingers out there claiming they need to be given equal rights or anything kind of special treatment for what they do in the bedroom. Its ridiculous.

        • slim picnic

          I’m sorry – truly I am – that the light of truth would sear your conscience and cause you to lash back like that. I know you have been hurt and feel that tthis lifestyle will bring you ameliorate that hurt, but that is the big lie. I too suffer with base lusts – albeit different ones. I suppose if I had a support network that was like your’s so willing to convince me that being born feeling a certain way was a license to ACT that way – I would probalby engage them and demand others accept them too. Just know that those who truly love you will help you out of self-destructive situations – not tell you you’re denying a part of yourself if you don’t engage them

  • Nicholas

    I think parents pretty much know their kid is gay — they don’t need an app to tell them. They usually are just in denial if they ever act surprised. That or you’re an out-of-touch parent and probably deserve the surprise. My parents knew – although they didn’t want to admit it to themselves. It was a bit of a shock at first but they got over it soon after they said they guessed but didn’t want to believe it.

    As far as this phone app goes – who cares … there are so many stupid phone apps out there, are we going to police them all?!

  • Jake W

    DANG all these comments are GREAT! better then the article!

    • Where have you been?

      That’s how it usually is here when the topic is about HOMOsexuality or race.

  • BM

    Wow Thomas, anyone that would beat his son for being gay should never be a parent and could most certainly never be considered a father. Lets hope you are sterile.

    • Bill Whiteman

      Got that right. Beating your son for being gay is most gutless thing. Why not “man up” yourself and talk to him about things thatreally matter. A**hole.

      • Michael H.

        No you’re not correct. You’re a terrible father.

        • Scott

          Shut you sperm receptical Michael H. Does the H stand for HOMO?

      • Jeff


        Well, that is what “really matters” to most gay sons.

  • Very conservative

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  • PIGamer

    The article should be titled, “Google Heavily Criticized For Its belief in free speech”.

    • Bill Whiteman

      Perfect. Exactly right. Well said.

  • Nate

    After being bombarded with gay this and gay that and playing the victim card over and over, I have lost my ability to care about your whiny plight. It’s not even about morality, it’s about your loud, obnoxious activism and demanding you get your way like a unrestrained four year old throwing a tantrum. Shut up.

    • RogerCfromSD

      Agreed. Tired of the inundation of gay flamboyance and omnipresence in the world. For 1% of the population, if that, they sure intrude upon all aspects of my life.

    • Wayne

      You got that right. If you want to be a pole smoker do it in the privacy of your own home. Quit trying to shove it down everyone elses throught. Your judgment day will come for your immoral lifestyle.

    • FedUp

      Best. Comment. Ever!!! Pretty much sums up the common man’s reaction to anything/everything with a PC/liberal bent.

  • joex51

    people being gay is not Normal Plain and simple you were created to procreate, Male with Female, if it was supposed to be any other way we would be asexual, sorry if your gay thats OK but it is not normal there is something physiologically( chemically) wrong with you. sorry but science is science

    • Nicholas

      Science is science? What is normal? If science discovered that a certain % of people are born with a genetic mutation that makes them same sex attracted, that’d be nature at work — seems normal then. Science doesn’t have an explanation yet as to what forms sexuality of an individual. And science doesn’t make moral judgements, just observations using shrewd skepticism.

      • sagerat

        Sorry I cant help it if my brain is to small to comprehend what you trying to Illustrate

    • I'm right and you're wrong


    • Wei

      Normal is determined by majority, but doesn’t mean it’s correct/incorrect. In nature, fish does not determine gender until later. It adapts to the environment and becomes either male or female later in life.
      One can say that it is normal for nature to create homosexual people because we are over populating the earth and nature is stopping us from procreation to prevent further depletion of resources. Not to mention we’re killing off other beings on earth by dominating the majority of livable space on this planet. We learn, in school, that the ecosystem has a way to balance itself. Perhaps this is one of the ways… a mutation in our dna/gene or whatever it is.

      • Sean

        Ummm…except scientists have mapped the human genome (i.e. determined what all of our genes affect) and have declared, unequivocally, “there is no gay gene.”

        • Kurly

          Source please? I know they have mapped the human genome in a chemical DNA sense, but last I heard they only knew the purpose and function of about .5% of the genes.

          • Kurly

            From the human genome project website.
            In summary: the best estimates of total genome size indicate that about 92.3% of the genome has been completed[10] and it is likely that the centromeres and telomeres will remain un-sequenced until new technology is developed that facilitates their sequencing. Most of the remaining DNA is highly repetitive and unlikely to contain genes, but it cannot be truly known until it is entirely sequenced. Understanding the functions of all the genes and their regulation is far from complete. The roles of junk DNA, the evolution of the genome, the differences between individuals, and many other questions are still the subject of intense interest by laboratories all over the world.

  • Julia

    I was alarmed when I saw the ad and tv promo in scary red letters about how to find out if your son was gay. I guess scarying people and feeding into homophobia on the heels of young kids struggling and killing themselves rates lower than ratings. Shame on you. Yes, let’s all laugh and make jokes about young people discovering who they are. Are we a country that does not except people?

    • Truth Detector

      “Are we a country that does not except [sic] people?”

      Julie, this country excepts people all the time.

      E.g., if you’re a minority and your test scores are too low, the university will accept you due to the exception it makes for you.

      Gummint skoo’ hab not been berry gud 2 u, Jules…

      • DaMav


  • DP

    Some people are so ignorant!

  • Donald Pennington

    Does nobody have a sense of humor anymore? Folks, kindly remove the boards from out of your self-important a$$es.

    • Truth Detector

      Boards? Lumber? Is that all?

      Whew, for a minute there he thought he had Gay Bowel Disease…

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