15 03 2007
“If we can’t get them out, we’ll breed them out.”

Here’s a novel idea that should cause Iain and his fellow homophobes to prick up their ears with enthusiasm. Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is advocating pre-natal gene therapy in order to eradicate homosexuality. Via Pharyngula:

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.

Well, I suppose its an improvement upon the method preferred by anti-gay campaigner Paul Cameron (speaking in 1985):

Unless we get medically lucky, in three or four years, one of the options discussed will be the extermination of homosexuals.

I guess GLBTIs ought to keep their fingers crossed that we get “medically lucky”–or it may very well be Zyklon-B for them.




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