Homosexuality as it is viewed by science vs. religion

Widely recognized author and expert Michael Gurian, MFA, CMHC shares everything you need to know about homosexuality as it is viewed by science versus religion in today's society.
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Homosexuality as it is viewed by science vs. religion

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If you have a homosexual son, or you know a son or a daughter who is homosexual, one of the most important things you can do is study the science. I think you naturally are going to try and I hope find ways to allow the child to verbalize, to protect the child from bullying. One thing you may not have thought of is to look at the science of it. It helps us make peace with it, because our culture is at war. Religion and science are at war right now regarding homosexuality. I can’t say anything about religion, but I can say something about the science. There are two ways in which it appears that the male rain and the female brain gets set for homosexuality and it happens before birth. So it’s just as natural to be homosexual as to be heterosexual. But for a certain population. It appears to be around 5 to 10% of human population as well as some other primates and mammals. So one piece of science is genetic markers. There are genetic markers for this and they pass through families even when the child has been adopted and has been brought up somewhere else higher probability if there was a homosexuality in that family line. So that’s chromosomal. And then the other one is there is nucleolus in the brain that appears to be set in neuro for homosexuality for both boys and girls. So that’s one of the things I can teach people and ask people to look at that if you go to “The Wonder of Boys”, that’s a place where you can learn about that. And then people can make peace. And they can say, “Oh, okay. This is a way being and this is who this person is. And I need to look differently at the world.” And it may help with the battle between science and religion, and I hope it will help you.

Widely recognized author and expert Michael Gurian, MFA, CMHC shares everything you need to know about homosexuality as it is viewed by science versus religion in today's society.

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Michael Gurian, MFA, CMHC

Family Counselor & Author

Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 books published in 21 languages. He provides counseling services at the Marycliff Center, in Spokane, Washington. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to bring together people's ordinary lives and scientific ideas.

 He has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. A number of his books have sparked national debate, including The Wonder of Girls, The Wonder of Boys, and Boys and Girls Learn Differently!, and The Minds of Boys.



Michael has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately 20 cities per year to keynote at conferences. His training videos (also available as DVDs) for parents and volunteers are used by Big Brother and Big Sister agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

 As an educator, Michael previously taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University.  His speaking engagements include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Macalester College, University of Colorado, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCLA. His philosophy reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern and American) in which he has lived, worked and studied.

Michael's work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, People Magazine, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio.

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