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The UK site Independent has run a story about lab produced “three-parent babies”.  The babies are are spliced together using the same technique used in cloning Dolly The Sheep.  In this case the purpose of the procedure is to allow two people of the same sex to claim that they’ve parented a child together.  That’s not really what’s happening.

Every one of us has our own DNA, originally spun when a sperm from our father came together with an egg from our mother and the two sequences began to combine.  Within your mother’s egg itself were the “engines” of cells, called organelles.  Every cell has them and one of the quirks of genetics is that your organelles which convert food to energy – called mitochondria – do not have the same DNA as you do.  Rather they have the same DNA as your mother, who got her mitochondrial DNA from her mother, and so forth.  Men, your mitochondrial DNA came from your mom.  You don’t get to pass it along.

When technicians undergo a procedure to produce a “three-parent baby”, the child does not really use the DNA of three people.  The child simply uses the mitochondrial DNA of a third individual.  The way that technicians get the mitochondria and other organelles from that third individual is to murder them.  They take a newly conceived human individual, cut out their nucleus and discard it, killing them.  Then the technicians cut another individual out of their own cell – also someone who is newly conceived – and transplant them into the cell of the individual who’s just been killed.  

This act of murder is done so that a third person, usually a gay spouse, can claim that their DNA is also in the child.  But all that the third person has done is murder their own child and donate that child’s mitochondria.  The technicians haven’t produced a “three parent baby”.  They killed one baby and effectively gave the other baby an organelle transplant.

How can a couple claim to be loving parents when their “parenthood” is based on killing one of the two’s children?

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I recently read an editorial written by a Pastor about the racial riots happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 
 
To me the editorial made it sound as if the riots should be considered equally the fault of those on the political Left and those on the political Right.  But I believe there is zero moral equivalence between the political Left in our country, with it’s pattern of racism, bias and collectivist agitation, and those of us who simply object to such racism, bias and collectivist agitation.

You can see the bias on the side of the left in their insistence on racial quotas, their inclusion or exclusion of race in criminal reporting based on who was involved with the crime, and their use of terms such as “whiteness”, or, “white privilege”, etc.

Dr. King’s desire – and that of the great Frederick Douglass before him – was that every man, regardless of the arbitrary amount of melanin they happen to have in their skin – would be judged only by the content of their character.

Scripture teaches that we are all related three times – once through Adam, again through Noah and ultimately by the work of Christ on the cross, who shed His blood to pay for sin and conquer death. That is the true basis for forgiveness and reconciliation.

Anthropology teaches that there are really no such things as races because for every variation of human feature you can find some family, some tribe, some group of people exactly in between. No one can draw a line and say, “Here is where a yellow race begins,” or, “Here is where a red race ends,” etc.

To divide people based on the amount of melanin they happen to have makes no more sense that it would make to divide people on the basis of eye color or earlobe shape. It would be like taking everyone who happens to be 5′ 7″ to 5′ 8″ tall and declaring, “This is the race of the Mid-Heighters!” It would be illogical because it’s such an arbitrary division.

Why is division based on skin color considered any less arbitrary?

People who realize that this is the state of things are morally superior to – not morally equivalent to – those who purposely divide others by arbitrarily defining races and then inflaming seeds of resentment, envy and murder between groups.

Blessed are the peace makers.

Peace begins by telling the truth, not by trying to reach agreement using a false premise.

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