In the Baby article, he says two particular things that have riled up people on both sides of the issue of sexual orientation.
"There is, as of now, no incontrovertible or widely accepted proof that any biological basis for sexual orientation exists. Nevertheless, the direction of the research points in this direction. Research into the sexual orientation of sheep and other animals, as well as human studies, points to some level of biological causation for sexual orientation in at least some individuals."and
"The biblical condemnation of all homosexual behaviors would not be compromised or mitigated in the least by such a discovery. The discovery of a biological factor would not change the Bible's moral verdict on homosexual behavior."
To Dr. Mohler's credit, he's said that he "wrote the article intending to start a conversation,"
"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."
I think the conversation is an excellent step that moves the issue from one where hate and attacks abound to one where healthy conversation brings us closer to understanding each other.
Here are my two cents:
- I am convinced that sexual orientation is genetic.
- God does not make mistakes
- I'm appalled by the idea that Dr. Mohler would support the use of "sexual orientation reversal" in the womb if such a treatment was ever developed.
- I am convinced that the where the Bible is interpreted to talk about homosexuality, it has everything to do with pagan religious practices and nothing to do with sexual orientation.
Volumes of medical and biblical research say the same.
But lets please keep a civil and respectful conversation going --