Gay rights activists are outraged at a billboard placed in Richmond, Virginia, claiming “nobody is born gay.” The billboard was sponsored by Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, an organization centered around the idea that homosexual individuals can be converted and that “ex-gays” should be accepted by society.
The ad shows two identical male twins with the caption “Identical twins. One gay. One not. We believe twins research studies show nobody is born gay.” The phrase “Nobody is born gay” is most prominently displayed, and the word “Born” is underlined.
Despite the criticism the billboard has attracted, executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays Regina Griggs stands by its statement.
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“Identical twins have the same genes or DNA. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions. If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is gay, the co-twin should also be gay. Because identical twins are always genetically identical, homosexuality cannot be genetically dictated. No one is born gay,” Griggs said to WVUE-TV.
The truth is that no one knows whether homosexuality is entirely genetic, although almost every homosexual individual will explain that they didn’t choose their sexual orientation.
The billboard was placed on Interstate 95 in Richmond.
Sources: The Blaze, WVUE-TV / Image Source: WVUE-TV