Time magazine says the “most dramatic” question asked of President Obama at the October 14 MTV townhall event was: “Do you think being gay or trans is a choice?”

Obama’s response:

I don’t think it’s a choice. I think that people are born with a certain makeup, and that we’re all children of God. We don’t make determinations about who we love. And that’s why I think that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong.

The most obvious follow-up question: “Mr. President, if a gay gene is ever identified, will sign legislation making it illegal to target gays for abortion?”

Keith Riler at American Thinker recalled:

President Obama once opined that pre-born babies, and specifically their humanity, were “above his pay grade.”  Something has changed, possibly his pay grade, because the President recently offered an opinion about the pre-born, specifically about their sexuality….

Now that pre-born issues are within the President’s pay grade, perhaps the abortion question should be asked again and the President’s relevant policies revisited.

President Obama repeatedly extols the use of science over ideology but seems to selectively apply that standard.  There is no doubt about the humanity of a pre-born baby.  A baby’s heart begins beating about 20 days, hiccups begin 52 days, and organs function eight weeks after conception.

There is some developing but inconclusive research about the biological basis for sexual orientation, focused on brain structure, hormones and twins/siblings. The settled science about babies’ humanity influences the President less than the developing science about sexual orientation. Might science simply be a tool in service of the President’s ideology?

What are some follow-up questions you would like to have asked President Obama based on his answer to the homosexual orientation question?

[HT: Robert King]

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