Last updated on: 2/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Stanton Jones, PhD Biography

Title:
Provost and Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College
Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“We believe in being clear about our assumptions and presuppositions, so we confess that we are defending the historic understanding of the church, grounded in the Bible’s teaching, that homosexual behavior is immoral.

Let us give away our punch line at the very start: We will show, persuasively we hope, that while science provides us with many interesting and useful perspectives on sexual orientation and behavior, the best science of this day fails to persuade the thoughtful Christian to change his or her moral stance.

Science has nothing to offer that would even remotely constitute persuasive evidence that would compel us to deviate from the historic Christian judgment that full homosexual intimacy, homosexual behavior, is immoral.”

Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate, 2000

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Provost, Wheaton College, 1995-present
  • Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, 1981-present
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Serves on the Council of Representatives, the central governing body of the American Psychological Association (APA), representing the Psychology of Religion division
Education:
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University, 1981
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Arizona State University,1978
  • BS, Psychology, Texas A&M University, 1976
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Can Hormones Affect Sexual Orientation?