March 18th, 2007

science wins

Is your baby gay?

This article from the Washington Post must surely be one of the most disturbing articles to come out of the Christian Right, short of outright violence against the living. Indeed, the arguments made by Rev. Mohler are incoherent at best, and downright fascist at worst.

On his blog, he said "Christians must be very careful not to claim that science can never prove a biological basis for sexual orientation. . . . The general trend of the research points to at least some biological factors behind sexual attraction, gender identity and sexual orientation."

But, he's happy to speculate about possibly using science to keep Christian children from growing up sinners, to use his word. Science can't prove that there is a biological basis for homosexuality, but if it could he would not support gene therapy to fix it, but would support a hormonal patch worn by pregnant women....

Huh?! Talk about having your cake and eating it too! Awfully convenient, don't you think? Science is good so long as they agree with it (or it gets them what they want), but the rest of it, forget it.

This is not even to mention the moral issues involved in altering a fetus before birth which is not actually mal-formed in some way. The discussion of eliminating gay fetuses in the womb has led some gays to compare what Rev. Mohler is suggesting to the Holocaust and Hitler's Final Solution. And let us not even talk about the damage that a hormone patch might do to other aspects of fetal development or the mother.

Here's the original article that sparked this debate from Radar Magazine. I love the line in the article that goes:

"Did you see Gattaca? The ability to do that kind of testing is definitely coming."

Yeah, science fiction as proof! Love it!

Gee, I wonder if they could find a "doubting Thomas" gene, if they'd try to eliminate atheists?