Reverend Thinks Gays Need Genetic Bath

In an effort to rid the world of the homosexual scourge, Baptist Reverend Albert Mohler has an ungodly suggestion: genetic cleansing! That’s right, boys and girls, Mohler prays for the day that science can help concerned parents pick the gay away. Mohler writes:

If a biological basis is found, 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.

You see, Mohler thinks that homosexuality is one of God’s many punishments for original sin. In ridding the world of faggotry, then, we bring ourselves on step closer to man’s “true origins”.

What we don’t understand about this is that if all humans are made in God’s image, why is homosexuality sinful? Also, isn’t fucking with people’s genes going against God’s will and, thus, more naughty than gay nookie?

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  • Matt

    So presumably these nice christian folks are also anti-abortion, but apparently anti-abortion except in cases of a potentially gay baby? Lovely. I’m a bit worried about the obvious corollary, since religious right-to-lifers are also often pro-death penalty…Thanks for ruining my Friday, guys.

  • ironic

    that’s funny, the pope-ah doesn’t want “designer babies” but those whacky folks will make an exception for the new fall line of “heterosexually designed” babies.

    ps- is it me or does that guy have a doily tucked into his suit jacket?

  • Cullan

    So if there’s a genetic fault that makes people sin is that God’s mistake? Are they saying God screwed up. If so, why would he hold that sin against his people? If it were written in the bible that those with blue eyes were sinners, wouldn’t that be his fault that they were that way? I’m confused. But hey, wacky bullshit from 4000 years ago is hardly my forte.

  • Mitch

    In cases like this I always find myself asking, “What would Hitler do?”

  • Dave

    His article is interesting. He states that christians must learn to accept some biological factor in being gay. He also argues that if gayness could ever be tested for invitro he would still be against aborting the fetus. He also says that if a treatement is ever found for gayness invitro he would be for it. But I found his article fascinating and I had to ask myself ….would I suddenly turn pro life if people were aborting all the gay fetuses? Yes I probaly would.

  • Dawster

    An genetic bath? Does laying on the floor while a group of guys jack off on you count?

    This is wrong for many reasons, not the least the atrocious concept of the “natural process” of god-given birth. To alter a “creature of god” in any way would be a mortal sin in itself… so this statement and this believe, is at the highest form of hypocrisy.

    Still, the main point is that ‘sexuality’ and ‘sin’ are closely linked, and his entire reason for bringing this up is because this kind of ‘sexuality’ is considered a ‘sin’. I do believe in survival of the fittest, adaptation is the only means of survival…etc., etc., etc. – BUT I do not believe that manipulating fetuses to combat SIN is scientifically logical (unlike, let’s say, cloning Josh Duhamel).

    If homosexuality (or the increase of it’s demographic) is a natural progression of a reasonable species, then you need to blame god for that, don’t you? Somehow, whatever your concept of god might be, I don’t see the scientist sticking needles into an unborn fetus causes god to sit there with a big grin and cigar going, “oh yeah… that’s the good stuff.”

    I’m sure Mohler’s parents are kicking themselves for not manipulating his ‘gullible’ and ‘douche-bag’ genes while he was still in the womb.

    If only.

  • kris

    Dr. Mohler qualifies his comments carefully concerning this statement mentioned above (see his original article at posted March 2 2007).

    In this article he comments “we must insist at all times that all persons — whether identified as heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, transsexual, transgendered, bisexual, or whatever — are equally made in the image of God.” He clearly affirms that all people are equally created in the image of God, however, all people have been affected by sin. Sin has not just impacted human actions (though is seen in our actions), but endemic in our world because of the fall, affecting every aspect of creation. Is God, then, to blame? Is He responsible? By no means! God cannot sin and does not tempt anyone. We are the ones that rebelled against Him.

    Mohler does not, in any way, support the abortion of fetuses, and up to this point, medicine has not provided any proof concerning a biological cause for homosexuality.

    Finally, it is important to remember that whether or not homosexuality is biological or not, ultimately it is a choice whether to act on desires. Many heterosexuals who never marry die as virgins. Is it easy? No, but they do because Scripture states that fornication is sin. Resisting temptation – and yes, including homosexuality according to Scripture – is possible, and I would testify there is no better way to live.

  • Josh

    If there’s anything we should breed or engineer out of humanity, it’s this: the capacity to take mythology, such as that in the bible, seriously and literally.

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