The Associated Press has been reporting on the response to Dr. Albert Mohler’s essay, “Is Your Baby Gay?” As the AP reports, two arguments from Dr. Mohler’s article have been particularly controversial:
(1) Dr. Mohler suggests that it may very well be proven that there is a biological basis for sexual orientation. This idea has sparked resistance from conservatives and evangelicals who like to think that homosexuality is rooted in human choice alone, and not in any genetic or biological predispositions.
(2) Dr. Mohler says that “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.” Homosexual activists and supporters of gay rights are criticizing this statement as akin to the brutal policies of Nazi Germany.
This is a hot potato, but I think it will be a useful conversation.
Update: Mohler Responds, “Was it Something I Said?”