I’ve referred often here to Albert Mohler, the President of the Southern Baptist Seminary.Â While he is regarded by some as an intellectual, I sometimes find his political and religious views soÂ primative it is chilling.
During the last few decades of segregation, the segregationists argued that separate but equal was “fair”.Â TheyÂ had come to realize thatÂ equal was an AmericanÂ attribute.Â It was necessary to separate the races because if they got to know each other they might intermarry. This was was forbidden by their “faith”.Â WhileÂ the old race rulesÂ seem stark and brutal to us now, it is actually moreÂ enlightened than Albert Mohler’s view on gays.
Today, Mohler wasÂ critical of remarks President Obama made to an LGBTÂ group. In those remarks the President said, “…I support ensuring that committed gay couples have the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple in this country.”Â
Later in his remarks he said, “You will see a time in which we as a nation finally recognize relationships between two men or two women as just as real and admirable as relationships between a man and a woman.”
These statements set Mohler off.Â In his view, giving the same financial, property and relationship rights to gays isÂ unjust.
Mohler’s views about gays does not quite rise to the moral and ethical level of the segregationists’ separate but equal.Â He likes the separate, but not the equal.