Leading Evangelical: Obama Goes Beyond Tolerance For Gays, All The Way To Pride
The White House declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Forty years ago, in June 1969, patrons at the Stonewall Inn in New York resisted police harassment, a seminal moment in the evolution of gay rights in America. I can’t imagine this language coming from our previous administration:
Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration — in both the White House and the Federal agencies — openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.
But a leading Southern Baptist, Albert Mohler, who heads the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, is critical of this proclamation. (h/t Right Wing Watch)
“The United States federal government, now by executive order, signed by the President of the United States, is declaring national pride in these lifestyles,” he contends. “This is not mere toleration; it’s not calling for legalization, an end to criminal sanctions. It’s not calling even for something like civil unions…it’s calling for pride.”
Of course the “pride” expressed by the White House, is pride that they are the first administration to so honor those in the LGBT community. Even if the president said, “Gays should be proud,” it’s a shame that Mohler would have a problem with that. A couple of years ago Dr. Mohler expressed “pride” that gays will soon be able to be turned into straights:
What if you could know that your unborn baby boy is likely to be sexually attracted to other boys? Beyond that, what if hormonal treatments could change the baby’s orientation to heterosexual? Would you do it? Some scientists believe that such developments are just around the corner.
Mohler continues to talk in exultant terms about such a possibility.
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.
If such knowledge should ever be discovered, we should embrace it and use it for the greater good of humanity and for the greater glory of God.
So “the greater good of humanity” and “the greater glory of God” means only heterosexual sex. And anything that can change someone to be that way is a real cause for pride, implies Dr. Mohler.Click here for reuse options!
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