Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Why would a god create gay people in the first place, then proclaim it to be immoral?

Furor over Baptist’s gay-baby article

NEW YORK - The president of the leading Southern Baptist seminary has incurred sharp attacks from both the left and right by suggesting that a biological basis for homosexuality may be proven, and that prenatal treatment to reverse gay orientation would be biblically justified.

You can read the article for yourself at the above link and from Albert Mohler himself at his blog. Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something About It?

4 comments:

vjack said...

I wish they would focus their energy on treating homophobia rather than trying to change sexual orientation. Something tells me it would be much easier.

Stardust said...

vjack - I agree. These xian folks are obsessed with homosexuality and sex in general. Looking at it from the outside, xians are judgemental and seem quite hateful and looking for the bad in everything and everyone while ignoring or shrugging off the real problems of the world. They need to take a good look in the mirror. Maybe that is why they spend so much time focusing on everyone else, maybe they are afraid of what they will see if they truly look at themselves?

jmKelley said...

To acknowledge that God just might create some people as gay (as God created some people left-handed) would throw their whole fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible into question.

So in the face of growing medical evidence that sexual orientation is given at birth, some fundamentalists are preparing a way to still justify their prejudice against gays-- by claiming it's a treatable disease.

Here's a link to an excellent essay by a Baptist minister who had a change of heart on this issue:
http://www.GodMadeMeGay.com

P.S. Father Mychal Judge, the NY fire chaplain who died on 9/11, was openly gay (though celibate). His whole life was an imitation of Christ and he was seen by many as a living saint. Fr. Mychal famously asked, "Is there so much love in the world that we can afford to discriminate against any kind of love?"

Michelle Pendergrass said...

"Looking at it from the outside, xians are judgemental and seem quite hateful and looking for the bad in everything and everyone while ignoring or shrugging off the real problems of the world."

Again, I think you've hit the nail on the head. Jesus taught on looking at your own faults before you start focusing on others (the plank in the eye passage) Unfortunately, for the Christians who act this way, its a disgrace for those who actually look past these issues.