The Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr. (in photo), president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, triggered a slew of discussion and outrage when he wrote on his blog about a possible genetic "cure" for homosexuality.
Mohler cited past studies and a recent article in Radar magazine that brought up the possibility of genetically treating fetuses for homosexuality. Mohler pondered a time in the future when a hypothetical hormonal patch could transform a mothers’ prenatal son or daughter from a homosexual into a heterosexual.
Human-rights and gay-rights groups have blasted Mohler, as have some Christian conservatives who are upset that he is open to the possibility that gayness may be biological and not a lifestyle choice.
Tyler Gray, the author of the article in Radar magazine, also is unhappy with Mohler’s use of his work. "You can’t just pick the parts that you like and say, ‘I’m going to use this to say that I would be OK with a treatment that would eradicate homosexuality,’ " he told the Washington Post.
Posted by Ross Stewart
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