Baptist Leader Sparks Furor With "Is Your Baby Gay?" Article


New York (AP) -- The president of the leading Southern Baptist Seminary has suggested that a biological basis for homosexuality may be proven. He also says prenatal treatment to reverse gay orientation would be biblically justified.

The Reverend Albert Mohler has been attacked by liberals and conservatives for his views. Mohler is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Proof of a biological basis would challenge the belief of many conservative Christians that homosexuality is a matter of choice.

Gay rights supporters are upset by his assertion that homosexuality would remain a sin even if it were biologically based.

An article on Mohler's personal web site published earlier this month was titled, "Is Your Baby Gay? What if you could know? What if you could do something about it?"

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