Ken Hutcherson, the former football player turned deranged anti-gay fundie preacher, appeared on a TV program in Washington and claimed that beating a child will keep him from being gay — and if your child turns out to be gay, it’s because of bad parenting.
There is no evidence at all that the homosexual was born that way. I guarantee you I was. I was born this way. I was born black, I’m living black, I’m going to die black.
You know we find out there’re criminal genes, they say, in some people. But do you know how to get rid of criminal gene? Two parents with a belt [laughs] gets rid of the criminal gene.
Discipline, understanding, good parenting removes the homosexual gene.
There is no homosexual gene, of course, and no one thinks there is. That’s an absurd caricature of how genetics operates in this area. But the notion that being a bad parent causes people to be gay is even more absurd. Is Alan Keyes a bad parent? Do you think Randall Terry spared the rod in raising his kids? Or Phyllis Schlafly? They all have gay kids.