From Ex-Gay Watch:
Working with the New Jersey Family Policy Counsel and speaking to the American Family Association’s (AFA) One News Now, ex-gay Greg Quinlan made statements on behalf of noted geneticist Francis S. Collins that were untrue — specifically that his work on the human genome project had led to the “fact” that homosexuality was 100% nurture, with absolutely no genetic component. This echoed a similar distortion made by NARTH’s Dean Byrd earlier this year. See our recent post for details on this.
As noted in that previous post, we contacted Dr. Collins last May and printed, with permission, his correction of what was falsely being credited to him by NARTH. In this latest challenge, Quinlan has accused XGW of fraud, claiming that quote was not accurate.
While this accusation is absurd at best — XGW has never been seriously accused of fraudulently posting anything, let alone has this ever been shown to be the case — it seemed prudent to seek public validation of the quote’s veracity. To that end, we posted the entire email exchange from May with headers intact. We also wrote Collins again and asked that he confirm to a third party that what we were reporting was accurate and that his quotes were true.
Collins has now confirmed this to Warren Throckmorton, who has posted about it on his own blog.E-mail This Post