Thursday, March 15, 2007

Gay Babies

A leading Southern Baptist and evangelical acknowledged this week that he believes there may be a biological basis for homosexuality. When I first saw this, I thought, "Great!" See, even religious leaders cannot deny science. Maybe this means that other contentious issues will be able to be reasoned logically by groups of differing religious beliefs. Then, I read on ...
"... However, Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., was assailed even more 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 ... ""

Oh, yeah. This guy's a real winner. He successfully managed to piss off both his own (Conservative Christians by suggesting that homosexuality may be biological) and everyone else (by suggesting that we can change orientation).

And the irony of advocating messing with unborns is apparently lost on him:
"... but he would endorse prenatal hormonal treatment — if such a technology were developed — to reverse homosexuality. He said this would no different, in moral terms, to using technology that would restore vision to a blind fetus. "I realize this sounds very offensive to homosexuals, but it's the only way a Christian can look at it," Mohler said. "We should have no more problem with that than treating any medical problem.""

The good doctor should know that you don't have to treat it medically. If you are really worried about having a gay baby, just check out this site:
Is My Little Baby Going to Go Gay?

My personal favorite:
9. A boy must not use brightly colored crayons or any crayons from any colors of a rainbow. Christian parents should remove and destroy any suspiciously colored crayons from their boy's box of Crayolas. This needs no explanation, as we here at Landover Baptist are all familiar with Mr. Crayola's so-called "alternate lifestyle," and his reason for putting "Pansy Pink" and "Engorged Penis Head Purple" into his boxes are quite obvious. A boy must also draw in straight lines. Some curves are fine, but if you suspect your child of "doodling," and see that he is using more curves than straight lines, please call your Pastor immediately.

Too funny.

"The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision." -- Lynn Lavner


Laura said...

Ahh, now we're back to eugenics. Too bad there's not a genetic marker for ignorant pricks...

CyberKitten said...


Maybe one day.... though I'm guessing it'll probably be a clutch of genes rather than a single one - mores the pity.

Sadie Lou said...

weird story.