What if there is a gay gene?

By Tom Quiner


My nephew, Danny, has an extra chromosome.

He has a condition known as Downs Syndrome. He has survived heart surgeries and leukemia, which are more common with Downs children than the general population.

To compensate for the physical and mental afflictions associated with Downs, God has given these children an extra chromosome, known as the “love chromosome.”

Danny is the happiest guy I know. It seems to be a common trait among those with Downs.

If you watch the video above of a girl named Julie, who also carries the Love Chromosome, she boldly asserts that “she loves her life.”

You know what? Danny loves his life. I would go so far as to say that he loves his life more than about anyone else I know.

It seems we “normal” folks have much to learn from people who carry the Love Chromosome within them. Have you ever wondered if maybe they are the normal ones? Maybe we’re supposed to be that happy. Maybe that’s how God wants us to be.

Speaking of God, you should see and hear Danny pray. All I can say is, “O my God.” I am not using the Lord’s name in vain, here. I am saying, “O my God, help me to pray like Danny.”

Danny loves God, and everyone in the church knows it. He is a role model for anyone embarked on a faith journey.

What is it about these kids? They love themselves. They love their life. They love anyone they come in contact with. They love God.

They’re all about spreading love.

And yet we kill them.

Depending on the study, we kill about 87 to 95 out of every one-hundred children who carry the Love Chromosome before they ever have a chance to be born and spread their love to the world.

Let’s call this Downs genocide. We’re wiping out an entire group of people whose greatest gift is to spread love.

If you believe there is a Devil, you know he is laughing in delight at our foolishness, our ignorance, our self-centeredness.

I’ve seen what it takes to raise a child with Downs. It’s not easy. And yet I’ve never heard a parent with a Downs child say it wasn’t worth it. Well, maybe there are two such parents. I’m thinking of the couple in Oregon who sued and a won a lawsuit as reported in the Lifesite News:

“An Oregon couple has won $3 million from a hospital because doctors there didn’t diagnose their daughter’s Down syndrome in the womb, making the couple miss their opportunity to have her killed by abortion.”

Since this is a political blog, I must make a political statement. People with the Love Chromosome are dying because one party, the Democratic Party, allow them to be killed via abortion. Where are the pro life Democrats? I know you’re out there. Please, we need you to speak up and help to pass pro life legislation to protect the future Dannys and Julies.

As I recounted in a previous post, I recently had coffee with a pro abortion advocate. The discussion drifted to the gay marriage debate. She suggested that people with same-sex desires are born that way.

We don’t know if that is true. But suppose it were. Suppose science identified a “gay gene.”

Suppose a parent didn’t want a gay child.

Suppose they aborted him or her for that reason.

Suppose 95 out of a 100 people carrying the Gay Gene were being aborted.

Would there be an outcry from Democrats? I suspect there would be.

You can see the dilemma when human life becomes disposable. Why is it okay to terminate people with the Happy Chromosome but not those with the Gay Gene?

I have a simple answer. All life is essential. All life should be protected.

The world needs more life, not less.

I join Julie and Danny’s chorus: ” I love my life.”


  1. Ethan Hill on March 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Very true, my sister has William’s Syndrome http://www.williams-syndrome.org/ and our family knew this before she was born (she also has severe heart problems). Unfortunately before she was born I was Pro-choice and upset that I would have to give up so much of my “precious” time for her. Well, needless to say, I have had a HUGE change of heart and now am vehemently pro-life.

    Also, in regards to the gay-gene, Richard Dawkins tackles a huge question (how it gets passed down) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHDCAllQgS0 a very complicated theory it is.

    Also, although I consider myself Liberal in regards to most social issues (I’m a libertarian socialist…) I thoroughly enjoy your blog, and you are making me into the conservative I once was!

    • quinersdiner on March 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks for reading and for responding.

  2. maxinebechtel on March 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    GREAT PIECE, TOM! I firmly believe that Gays are NOT “born that way”, since our Creator has declared in His Holy Word that the practice of sodomy is an “abomination” to Him, so it logically follows that a Loving God would NEVER deliberately create one who in His Sight would be trapped in that sinful lifestyle! There are several national organizations which are dedicated to helping recover people who are so enslaved, and I have read published testimonies of those who now are living “straight” and normal, happy lives. We should always remember that we should hate the sin but love the sinner, and show compassion to those who for some reason are addicted to a harmful and destructive behavior, just as those who are into drugs and alcoholism!

  3. Kurt Johnson on March 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Our government should not use its force or discriminate against gay people. Gay people should receive no special privileges, but they should receive no fewer protections.

    On the other hand, private individuals can discriminate all they want as long as they don’t use force or fraud against others. To use a free speech analogy: your right to speak does not put any obligation on me to listen. So, your being gay does not obligate me to do anything other than refrain from force or fraud.

  4. juwannadoright on April 3, 2012 at 12:13 am

    This was a very reminiscent and tearful post for me as I remember working with young Amy, a girl who had Downs Syndrome. All life is sacred and those who would easily dispose of a “normal” child should have no difficulty whatever aborting someone who doesn’t meet their “standards” or whose life might place burdens on their free time.