If two homosexual men want to use in vitro fertilization to conceive a baby and then use genetics technology to ensure the baby is also “gay.”
While disposing of any “straight” embryos, would the law have any ethical problems with that?
America’s leading ethicist in the field of human reproduction has written a paper that argues future homosexual couples should have “the right” to do exactly that.
John A. Robertson of the University of Texas Law School is the chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and an advocate of what his book “Children of Choice” calls “procreative liberty.”
In a paper for the Washington, D.C., think tank Brookings Institution, Robertson presents a futuristic scenario where advancing science and society’s evolving morality could create a once only dreamed-of ethical dilemma:
“Larry, a pediatrician, and David, a wills lawyer, meet in their late 20s, fall in love, and marry on June 15, 2025, in Indianapolis,” Robertson writes. “By 2030, they are well-enough established in their careers to think about having their own child. Larry’s 24-year-old sister Marge has agreed to donate her eggs, and David will provide the sperm, so that each partner will have a genetic connection with the child. … In the process, Larry and David come to realize that they would prefer to have a male child that shares their sexual orientation.”
He continues, “The clinic doctors are experts in embryo screening and alteration, but cannot guarantee that the resulting embryos will in fact turn out to be homosexual. To increase the certainty, they will insert additional ‘gay gene’ sequences in the embryos.”
While Robertson admits no such “gay gene” has yet been identified, he argues that genomic knowledge is “mushrooming.”
While I recognize that Mr. Robertson’s paper is just in the hypothesis stage, it would not surprise me if he or other doctors attempted to develop a gay gene. Sounds like an impossibility? I’d say so. But America and countries across the globe have accepted that being gay isn’t a choice, but that you are born this way.
The Word of God (Bible) tells us in 1 Corinthians 7 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. Christ tells us this is the way it should be. Yet, mankind refuses to live the way Jesus Christ tells us to live, and continues their moral decline.
No matter which way you decide to twist God’s Word, homosexuality is a perversion in the eyes of God, and if one does not repent, an eternity of pain is what awaits you.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Written by: Gloria