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03/16/2007

Mohler sets the record straight and ONLY straight!

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 17-6Remember last week when we showed you how Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said this on his blog:

"If a biological basis is found [for homosexuality], and if a prenatal test is then developed, and if a successful treatment to reverse the sexual orientation to heterosexual is ever developed, we would support its use as we should unapologetically support the use of any appropriate means to avoid sexual temptation and the inevitable effects of sin.

Well, that comment set off a firestorm of controversy directed at the conservative evangelical leader, which led him to today write a follow-up piece to "set the record straight." A sample from his new piece (highlighting our own):

Research into the human genome and the possibility of germ-line therapies raises all kinds of moral concerns, ranging from the creation of designer babies to the redefinition of humanity. In one article, I was said to advocate genetic therapies. I never said that, and I resolutely oppose such proposals. I would not advocate the use of genetic therapies to create heterosexual babies -- or any other therapy of this type. The hypothetical question I addressed had nothing to do with genetic factors at all. Furthermore, genetic factors are likely to be so complex and inter-related that no single genetic factor or set of factors is likely to be found to cause anything as complex as sexual attraction.

Uhm..what?! So by saying "...if a successful treatment to reverse the sexual orientation to heterosexual is ever developed, we would support its use as we should unapologetically support the use of any appropriate means to avoid sexual temptation and the inevitable effects of sin," Mr. Mohler, you were merely suggesting some sort of hypothetical, non-gene altering Bad-Aid or over-the-counter remedy to cure "the gay?" Because regardless of how you spin it now, you were ABSOLUTELY advocating science to "change" gays, is such a situation ever presented itself! And while you may not have specifically said the words "genetic therapies," we think you should excuse any reporter who might have assumed that your support for sexual orientation reversal was genetic in nature! After all, few reasoned person would assume that your vision of bucking with fiology involved a mere, non-genetic altering inhalable mist.

If you'd like to read the rest of Mohler's reasoning as to why "born this way or not," gays are just WRONG, then click the link below. While you're doing that, we're going to go somehow change the pair of denim-based pants that we're wearing, but we're gonna try and do this without changing our genes jeans.

Was it Something I Said? Continuing to Think About Homosexuality [Al Mohler]

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An anti-gay conservative Christian lies about his own statements about gays? I pale with shock. That's never happened before.

*coughJAMEShackDOBSONcough* Sorry, something must be in my throat.

Posted by: Katter | Mar 16, 2007 1:58:13 PM

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