Is being homosexual natural scientifically?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

 

The answer to this question depends on how you define “natural.” If natural means genetically or biologically determined, then homosexuality is not natural.

 

Decades of scientific research have failed to find a “gay gene” or a sole biological cause for same-sex attraction.

 

The American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and even gay researchers recognize that homosexuality cannot be reduced to biology alone.

 

Instead, they acknowledge that social factors seem to play a key role in the development of homosexuality. No evidence suggests that it’s natural for some people to be born gay.

 

Sometimes “natural” refers to design. Something is natural if it is functioning the way it was designed to function. But homosexual behavior isn’t natural in this sense, either.

 

It goes against the natural function of the body. Male and female bodies can fit together naturally because their genes have fashioned their sexual anatomies to complement one another. Their reproductive organs work together harmoniously to produce new humans—a clear indication that natural design favors heterosexual rather than homosexual unions.

 

Homosexuality is “natural” in one sense, though. It occurs in nature in the sense that some humans do engage in homosexual behavior.

 

Gay advocates argue that if it occurs in nature, then it’s morally appropriate. But to conclude it is moral simply because it happens with some frequency commits an error in thinking known as the is-ought fallacy.

 

Just because a behavior is occurring doesn’t mean it ought to be considered moral.

 

After all, if you accept the natural status quo as moral, then every behavior seems to pass the morality test: murder, rape, and theft all occur in nature.

 

Some animals kill their young or abandon wounded family members. Others cannibalize their mates. These behaviors occur more frequently than homosexuality, yet we wouldn’t give blanket approval to them just because they’re natural in this sense.

 

This answer has  been excepted and summarized from: https://www.str.org/blog/homosexuality-natural#.XTw6dej7TIU)

 

Almighty Allah knows best.

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