Sunday, March 25, 2007

Hold on a second...

From the Dallas Morning News:
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 that 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.

However, Dr. 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.
Far be it for me to say what's what on matters of faith, but I gotta say that Dr. Mohler can't have it both ways. Either it's a lifestyle choice, in which a remarkable number of people have chosen ostracism (and fabulosity!); or it's a biological defect, in which case we're darn lucky to have someone like Dr. Mohler to repair God's gigantic fuck-up.

As I have often wondered, now that we've solved the gay problem (clearly proscribed in Leviticus 18:22), when are we going to deal with all those men who "cut the hair at the sides of [their] head or clip off the edges of [their] beard" (Lev. 19:27)?

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