HERALD reporter Zandile Mbabela is to be commended for accurately reporting on the statements we made in "Is Gay Okay? in our six part series, "Sex in the City" ("Church's gay talks anger", August 26).
However, the comments by transgendered activist Christina Engela are baseless. There is no conclusive scientific evidence to support the theory that the gender conundrum is genetic.
The most common of same-sex relationships between males in Greece was "paiderastia" meaning "boy love" (the boys being as young as 12, up until they grew a beard, no older than 17). If genetics is the culprit one would expect all Athenian Greek males to be homosexuals because of their gender "gay" pool.
Engela is guilty of pseudo-science claptrap in citing hormonal influences on the foetus in the womb as the catalyst for gender aberrations. Science is inconclusive in its research on the subject and Engela would be wise not to damage her cause by attacking others of a different opinion.
We at St Marks stand by what we sincerely believe to be factual and accurate. The talks on "Sex in the City" can be viewed on our website, www.stmarks.org.za.
Bruce Woolard, St Marks Congregational Church