Friday, March 09, 2007

Southern Baptist Leader Supports Eugenics.

It sounds like something out of Nazi-era Germany, but it's actually real and the reason it's so startling is that it's done in a sober voice by one of the main spokespersons and leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest group of Protestants in the United States. Here's how it goes:

Rev. R. Albert Mohler, the president of the prominent and influential Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky -- a man you've seen on CNN many times debating against gay people -- has issued a statement that he supports medically engineering fetuses to make sure they don't turn out with "homosexual temptation." And why does he support this?

The logic is pure religiopathy. See, according to Rev. Mohler, he is beginning to believe that homosexual tendencies might have a genetic origin. But rather than accepting this as simply nature doing what it does, his position is that this is part of God's punishment upon mankind for Adam eating the forbidden fruit. Here is the money quote:
"Given the consequences of the Fall and the effects of human sin, we should not be surprised that such a causation or link is found. After all, the human genetic structure, along with every other aspect of creation, shows the pernicious effects of the Fall and of God's judgment."
How sick is this man that he actually believes this? Or more, how sick is a religion that would teach this?

And this is not some wild-eyed Fred Phelps type dancing around the edges of madness. This man is one of the LEADERS of the Southern Baptist Convention. His words will influence MILLIONS.

And then they wonder why gay people won't shut up and go back into the closet.

Hat tip: Joe.My.God.
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