Clarification


Well, it appears that John was right in his estimation of Dr. Mohler and his position on gene therapy, or the potential for genome therapy. I wrote, last week, about my frustration with what appeared to be Dr. Mohler’s position on this topic, particularly in relationship to homosexuality. Dr. Mohler wrote a new article today which clarified that what I read in the article I quoted was actually a misrepresentation of what Mohler actually stated. I’ve posted Dr. Mohler’s response to that point below and I’ve included a link to the entire article as well, if you would like to read it yourself. Let me state, for the record, that I appreciate Dr. Mohler’s clarification and I regret that I misunderstood his position.

5. Research into the human genome and the possibility of germ-line therapies raises all kinds of moral concerns, ranging from the creation of designer babies to the redefinition of humanity. In one article, I was said to advocate genetic therapies. I never said that, and I resolutely oppose such proposals. I would not advocate the use of genetic therapies to create heterosexual babies — or any other therapy of this type. The hypothetical question I addressed had nothing to do with genetic factors at all. Furthermore, genetic factors are likely to be so complex and inter-related that no single genetic factor or set of factors is likely to be found to cause anything as complex as sexual attraction.

Read the article, in its entirety, here.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

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