“We’ve lied about the nature of homosexuality and have practiced what can only be described as a form of homophobia,” Mohler says. “We’ve used the ‘choice’ language when it is clear that sexual orientation is a deep inner struggle and not merely a matter of choice”
When I first read those words I was taken aback. Surely Dr. Mohler would not suggest that Southern Baptists have lied about homosexuals being born with a homosexual gene and as a result could not change. You see, it is Dr. Mohler that has clearly articulated the Biblical position we are all born with a sin nature and as such there is no sin found within our marred DNA design that the application of the Blood of Jesus doesn’t change. All Southern Baptist I have ever come into contact with would affirm that position. Certainly Dr. Mohler, a strong advocate concerning the stand the Bible takes on homosexuality, would not attribute a dishonest perspective to Southern Baptist for standing on God’s word when articulating our position. A position Dr. Mohler has helped shape over the past 20 years. Certainly Dr. Mohler would not have said something in an article where the author attributes Dr. Mohler’s position as the same position of Jay Bakker. Dr. Mohler just recently came out deriding Jay Bakker and his take on homosexuality.
Well my doubts were blown out of the water tonight as I sat with an open mouth hearing Dr. Mohler state; “Those words are not alleged I said them.” Then Dr. Mohler moved on to express his position on homosexuality is very well articulated in his over 200 articles that he would not expect someone to read this evening. But, Dr. Mohler must understand that his position in his articles make no difference if they are lies. I believe I have read his articles, not in one evening, for various research positions the scriptures take on homosexuality. I have not seen an article written by Dr. Mohler that attributes Southern Baptist with being wrong on the nature of homosexuality.
As a result of Dr. Mohler’s response to Peter Lumpkins question there are now questions that beg an answer. Who are the Southern Baptists that have lied? Is it the ERLC? They are the only Southern Baptists other than Dr. Mohler that has taken a position against homosexuality. Every pastor I know, before they take a position on homosexuality, research Dr. Mohler and Dr. Land. Could it be that Dr. Mohler himself has lied? Who are these Southern Baptist people that have lied?
Dr. Mohler is a very articulate speaker and it is evident that he never addressed the question other than to say they were his words. He never even suggested they were taken out of context. He believes that Southern Baptist have lied and that lie comes as a result of homophobia. Homophobia has caused Southern Baptist to take positions on scripture that makes us to be liars. According to Dr. Mohler’s response to Peter Lumpkins question Dr. Mohler took the position that only the Gospel can change. Certainly that is correct and I do not know of any Southern Baptist that has ever taught otherwise. However, that was not the question. Please, Dr. Mohler who has ever taught that homosexuals could change without the Gospel? Name them!! Please, Dr. Mohler, do you really believe the question was asked by someone that is against you? Peter Lumpkins has defended you in many ways concerning this statement. Dr. Mohler, do you believe that Southern Baptist teach one can be changed without the Gospel? Are you saying, because of the “deep inner struggle,” obedience to the Gospel is possible in every sin except homosexuality? Dr. Mohler, I was a 3-pack a day cigarette smoker, I was a 5th a week alcohol drinker, I was an ounce ever other day cocaine abuser, I was a promiscuous womanizer and porn onlooker and I can assure you cigarettes, alcohol, illegal drugs, and my sexual oriented deviancy was a deep inner struggle. But, I was able, by the Grace of God and Glory to God, to overcome. Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, Dr. Mohler, I was able to “choose” to remove those things from my life. Dr. Mohler, when you left the convention hall were you hugged and thanked for your stand by the protestors outside? The position you take in this statement is the same position the people picketing outside advocate. If homosexuality is a sin, Dr. Mohler, it is to be treated just like any other sin. Dr. Mohler, by you saying we have lied about the nature of homosexuality your position says that homosexuals have a homosexual gene and as such are not able to change, they are just able to come to Jesus and then live the rest of their life denying their orientation. Your position is a clear articulated position that any homosexual act is a sin against scripture. However, your statement deceives us as it gives the appearance that one can be homosexually oriented thus, not changed when the Gospel comes into their life. Dr. Mohler, if a homosexual is born with a gene that orientates one then it is on God. as He is our creator. This position, Dr. Mohler, attributes to God the creation of evil.