Furor Over Baptist's Gay-Baby Article

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  1. Rufus_1611

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    Furor Over Baptist's Gay-Baby Article

    Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something About It?

     
  2. Mexdeaf

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    Read the whole article!

    Like it or not I am pretty sure that just as in the cases of 'Global Warming' and 'evolution', 'scientists' will find the 'gay gene'. Al is just thinking ahead to the ramifications of such and pointing out the hypocrisy of the homo movement on the issue.
     
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    The Christians who are being critical of Mohler have no clue what he is talking about.

    I group them in two different groups:

    1. Some of his critics are these popular evangelical types who either lack critical thinking skills or, even worse, just don't know their Bibles (though they know the teachings of James Dobson inside and out). So trying to talk to them about a complex Biblical/theological issue is a waste of time and energy. These are the "herd" folks. They fall for every fad, every flash in the pan, no matter how silly, shallow, or unBiblical. All their answers are pre-set and simple. Anything beyond that they are programmed to reject. Seems like a few years ago Dr Laura was defended by these same popular evangelical Christians when she claimed that homosexuality was a birth defect. Mohler is now saying much the same thing and they are condemning him for it. Like I said some these people lack critical thinking skills. Others just flip-flop on issues.


    2. Others simply are not reading/listening to what Mohler is "actually" saying. They hear/read part of his statement and assume the rest. The problem is their assumptions are wrong.

    Nothing Mohler said was, in any way, contrary to Scripture.


    However since this topic is not allowed on these boards, per BB policy, I will not say more.
     
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    Stating the same thing over and over doesn't make you right. You said the same things on the baptist only forum. You can oppose what Al Mohler said (I do) and STILL have a "clue" what you are talking about. I've read your argument, and while I don't agree, respect your opinion. Please quit with the "you have no clue what you are talking about" defense. It's weak.
     
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    ...don't hold your breath...
    Are you saying scientists have "proven" global warming and evolution? :laugh:
     
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    Al Mohler, what is he, the Southern Baptist pope ?

    Autonymous baptist churches, for me.
     
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    ==You know I was just responding to what I have seen and heard from most of those who oppose Mohler. Most of the people on this forum, I think, fell into group 2. Just look at the discussion that occurred on the forum. People were arguing against things Mohler did not say while they were ignoring things he did say. I have heard this in other places as well when people are responding to Mohler. There are those who respond to Mohler with good points, and I respect that, but most of what I am hearing is best described as hysteria.

    As for the popular evangelical types and what I said of them, I stand by that. Even if I opposed Mohler's view I would still say the same thing about the popular evangelical types. They don't think things through for themselves they just give the standard answers someone told them. I'm not saying that they are bad people I am just saying that they need to learn to think for themselves and not accept everything that James Dobson says as fact. I firmly believe that one of modern evangelicalism's biggest dangers is the herd mentality. People not thinking for themselves and just running with the popular crowd. To this point it has not been "that" harmful in the evangelical world (relatively speaking). However there will come a day when a truly dangerous teacher/teaching will arise and these people will thoughtlessly herd after that teacher or teaching simply because it is the next popular thing. I suppose the more Biblical expression would be that they lack discernment.

     
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    Obviously you missed the irony of my statement. I did put 'Global Warming' and 'evolution' so you all would know that I was speaking TIC.
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    I did get the irony of that statement, hence the yellow :laugh:
     
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    Okay, I gotcha- you were laughing WITH me, not AT me! I can be SO slow sometimes!!!

    :1_grouphug:
     
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    Martin,

    I agree with you. People often read what they want to or better said- expect to, and respond accordingly.

    Definition of 'herd mentality'- they are all full of bull!:laugh:
     
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    This morning Dr Albert Mohler has offered some remarks on the reaction to his blog on homosexuality.

    In part Dr Mohler states:

    "I am even more frustrated with many conservative Christians who read the secular headlines without even bothering to read my article. They jumped to conclusions that I do not hold and castigated me for advocating things I have opposed all my life...But I also received mail that can only be described as hateful from those who identified themselves as Christians -- people who clearly had never read my article and simply jumped to conclusions or accepted misrepresentations. Furthermore, some who identified themselves as Christians spoke of homosexuality and homosexuals with hate-filled language that literally made me shudder. Do we really love sinners? Do we not understand ourselves to be sinners saved by grace?"

    He then offers 10 points of clarification.

    Article: http://www.albertmohler.com/blog_print.php?id=901
     
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