Saturday, March 24, 2007

One step forward, two steps back

ONE STEP FORWARD.............

The Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., one of the country's pre-eminent evangelical leaders, acknowledged that he irked many fellow conservatives with an article this month saying scientific research "points to some level of biological causation" for homosexuality.

Proof of a biological basis would challenge the belief of many conservative Christians that homosexuality - which they view as sinful - is a matter of choice that can be overcome through prayer and counseling.

TWO STEPS BACK ..................

Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., was assailed harshly by gay-rights supporters. They were upset by his assertion that homosexuality would remain a sin even if it were biologically based, and by his support for possible medical treatment that could switch an unborn gay baby's sexual orientation to heterosexual.

"He's willing to play God," said Harry Knox, a spokesman on religious issues for the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay-rights group. "He's more than willing to let homophobia take over and be the determinant of how he responds to this issue, in spite of everything else he believes about not tinkering with the unborn."

His argument was endorsed by the Rev. Joseph Fessio, provost of Ave Maria University in Naples and editor of Ignatius Press, Pope Benedict XVI's U.S. publisher. "If there are ways of detecting diseases or disorders of children in the womb, and a way of treating them that respected the dignity of the child and mother, it would be a wonderful advancement of science," Fessio said.


cats said...

just at crackelilo's commenting on the same thing.

i guess anyone can manipulate the truth to their own benefit. how awful that few ever do it for the good of others.

Lotuslander said...

I've read about him and it reminds me of the Eugenics movement in the thirties where scientists endeavored to create a perfect race. He'd make Joseph Mengele proud. Who would want a world with a bunch of homogonized cookie cutter people in it other than some fanatics. It's doubly scary for me, as they are trying to isolate the bipolar gene as well, and even though it causes me pain, it's part of who I am. I like living in a diverse world, and I would hope that in time humanity celebrates it, not tries to fix it. Nip/Tuck has a really touching story about this right now where one of the surgeon's son is born with a birth defect, and the Mother is becoming more and more reluctant to have surgery to correct the problem until he's old enough to make the decision himself. They quote a Native American saying that don't you want to look in to your childs eyes and hold his hand before you decide what's best for him.

Jon-Marc said...

There was a movie, Twilight of the Golds, that dealt with this issue.
The mother finds out her child will be born gay and contemplates an abortion.

It is pretty good

sttropezbutler said...

erWill I live long enough not to hear, read, or be concerned about this ridiculous discussion. I doubt it.

We're here. We're gueer and unless you kill us all we are not going anywhere.

Hello Don!


sttropezbutler said...

And some us spell check and some of us don't. LOL


Light Seeker said...

It's scary to see what lengths people will go to in their quest to eradicate.