Because Being Gay Is A Choice... genre: Gaylingual & Hip-Gnosis & Snapshot Thoughts

Perhaps I'm just confused...but some affiliated with the religious right have endorsed the notion of altering a fetus in the womb in order to insure that the child isn't gay. Now I may be wrong...but if being gay is a choice (as is argued by many who oppose homosexuality), then just what would a doctor be altering in a fetus? Frankly, when the religious right begins endorsing the argument to genetically alter a fetus, the suggestion that being gay is a function of nurture over nature is no longer valid...and being gay is therefore clearly not a matter of choice.

From Biblical Recorder News:

The president of a prominent Southern Baptist seminary says he would support medical treatment, if it were available, to change the sexual orientation of a fetus inside its mother's womb from homosexual to heterosexual.

The idea was floated by R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, on his blog, almohler, March 2.

"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," Mohler wrote in advice for Christians.

Mohler's view, in some ways, could signal a shift away from traditional evangelical thinking on homosexuality, from a condition that is changeable to one that is actually determined by genetics. Mohler said there is "no incontrovertible or widely accepted proof" that sexual orientation is based in biology, yet "the direction of the research points in this direction."

The fact that members of the religious right would endorse such medical intervention proves once and for all that the oft heard accusation that being gay was an immoral choice was merely their nuanced effort to characterize their homophobia and bigotry behind the assertions that being gay is wrong, abnormal, and not a naturally occurring sexual identity. Notwithstanding, the moment they believe that science can remove homosexuality through genetic manipulation, they jump to endorse such procedures. Excuse me but I can't help but see this rush to endorse the genetic prevention of a gay child as utter hypocrisy and proof that they will attempt to snuff out homosexuality at all costs. Thank goodness we have the religious right here to implement God's will.

Fighting The Choice To Be Gay

Daniel DiRito | March 19, 2007 | 4:03 PM
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