Southern Baptist Leader Al Mohler Compares Homosexuality to Cancer

| by Michael Allen
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Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote a column today that compared homosexuality to cancer and also complained about the "significant loss of conviction among youth and young adults" who should be vocally opposing homosexuals.

Mohler wrote:

Liberal churches have redefined compassion to mean that the church changes its message to meet modern demands. They argue that to tell a homosexual he is a sinner is uncompassionate and intolerant. This is like arguing that a physician is intolerant because he tells a patient she has cancer.

But, in the culture of political correctness, this argument holds a powerful attraction. Biblical Christians know that compassion requires telling the truth, and refusing to call sin something sinless. To hide or deny the sinfulness of sin is to lie, and there is no compassion in such a deadly deception.

Mohler's column, which was published on, added:

Can we count on evangelicals to remain steadfastly biblical on this issue? Not hardly. Scientific surveys and informal observation reveal that we have experienced a significant loss of conviction among youth and young adults. No moral revolution can succeed without shaping and changing the minds of young people and children.

In 2011, Mohler told Focus on the Family: "I think it's clear that something like same-sex marriage, indeed, almost exactly what we would envision by that, is going to become normalized, legalized, and recognized in the culture," noted

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