Somehow Jacobse took that to mean that born-that-way is a myth and that people can change their sexual orientation. I haven't a clue how he got from Diamond to that. There is a more complete set of quotes on Friday's piece.
By the time this crap got to Peter LaBarbera at Americans for Truth About Homosexuality it was apparently a study which he shared with Charlie Butts (who else?) at American Family Association's “news” site. Charlie's headline reads “Another study skewers born-that-way belief.” Butts goes on the explain:
The latest controversial findings come from Dr. Lisa Diamond, a lesbian activist and researcher with the American Psychological Association. Her study of human sexuality refutes the born-that-way argument that homosexual activists have claimed as a defense for their behavior.Except that there is no study by Lisa Diamond (which is why there are no quotes or a link) and Peter LaBarbera wouldn't understand it if it actually existed. “Dr.” LaBarbera opines:
Peter LaBarbera, who exposes homosexual activism through his Americans for Truth organization, says the two studies have damaged the born-that-way argument to the point that scientists will return to studying causation of sexual orientation.
"And here's where they get into trouble," he predicts, "because the causation a lot of times is bad circumstances in childhood of the homosexual."Aside from fracturing the English language, “there is no there there” (Gertrude Stein).