No, the debate did not
go well for opponents of marriage equality.
The Other Debate
While Dr. Hamer's
testimony may not considered absolutely definitive (it will certainly be
contested by the "ex-gay" movement and various hate groups pushing
for conversion), it has solidified the "born that way" meme in
scientific terms. Any counter-attempts to prove "it's a choice" will
look weak and the Christian Right will have one less homophobic left to stand
Other countries such
as Russia are fair game for crackpots like the Christian Right's Paul Cameron:
America's sage institutions like the American Psychological Association and the
American Sociological Association must be political pawns of the radical
"homosexual agenda." Russia must be made to know about the
"He cited statistics
of a survey of homosexualists: 27% engage in sex with children from 15 to 18,
15% with children under 15; 32% think such sex is OK"
"Such interesting statistics. The question is, should we give children away to be adopted by single-sex families? For me the answer's obvious. Comrade Cameron"is even harsher. He says we should ban those who openly promote their homosexual orientation from teaching children in schools. A hawk."
Actually, more like a fox - in a Christian Right hen house.
*When pagans were imprisoned and temples burned.