From Ex-Gay Watch:
Greg Quinlan was once a prominent ex-gay activist. He founded the Pro-Family Network in Dayton, Ohio in 1998, and appeared in I Do Exist, the ex-gay video by Warren Throckmorton, in 2004. It appears he left Ohio in the last year or so and now works with the New Jersey Family Policy Counsel in an unknown capacity.
In an interview concerning the recent coming out of contemporary Christian singer Ray Boltz, Quinlan attributed false statements to one of the nation’s most respected geneticists, Francis S. Collins. Speaking to the American Family Association’s (AFA) pseudo-news site One News Now, Quinlan responded to Boltz’s contention that he had been born gay:
I’m absolutely shocked. I’ve got some of his CDs and cassette tapes — tells you how long it’s been around. When he says he’s born that way, we know now for a fact that that’s false. In fact, just last year in March, the director of the Human Genome Project, Dr. Francis Collins, said this: homosexuality is not hardwired. There is no gay gene. We mapped the human genome. We now know there is no genetic cause for homosexuality.
The original source for Quinlan’s comments appears to be an article posted to NARTH’s website last year. In it, NARTH President Dean Byrd quotes a few lines from the appendix of Dr. Collins’ book, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, in such a way as to make it appear that his findings support NARTH reparative doctrine — specifically, the contention that homosexuality is entirely based on nurture.
Knowing something of Collins’ character and achievements, we contacted him when the NARTH article posted last year to find out if Bryd had accurately quoted him on the subject — we suspected he had not. We printed Collins’ response in a subsequent post, with his written permission….E-mail This Post