Talk:Religious Upbringing and Culture Affects Rates of Homosexuality

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If someone wants to make the point that homosexuality is more or less common in certain societies, I'd like to see a study that's less than half a century old - and that finds a way to get people to admit to homosexuality when legal and cultural mechanisms make that difficult, dangerous or impossible.PaulH 20:40, 29 November 2007 (EST)

  • Amen! -Ilikecake 20:31, 14 November 2008 (EST)

The genetic argument is weak. Religious communities that discourage mixed marriages slow down the transmission of genes, resulting in those communities having a different genetic profile. For example, Safardic Jews are more likely to carry the gene for sickle-cell anemia. While on the surface this might argue for this community being at an evolutionary disadvantage, this condition also confers enhanced immunity to malaria, which is common in the tropics inhabited originally by these people. --Afortiori 11:28, 6 October 2009 (EDT)