Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Question: Why Isn't There Christian Outrage Over GM Crops?

I read an article recently that stated that over 75% of all corn and soybeans grown in the United States are from genetically-modified (GM) seed. There is a big fight going on at the FDA over whether or not GM foods should be so labeled. While industry maintains that GM foods are safe, many scientists and activists dispute these claims.

I don't recall ever reading or hearing of fundamentalist Christians having anything specific to say on this issue. I am not aware of any evangelical preachers haranguing their congregation over the ungodliness of GM crops. Yet, if a person reads Leviticus 19:19, it appears abundantly clear that the Christian God believes that GM seeds represent e-v-i-l.
Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woolen come upon thee.
To mingle means: To mix so that the components become united; merge; or To join or take part with others. GM seeds incorporate genes and other biological organisms from one species to another. In my mind's eye, that certainly constitutes mingling.

If adherents believe that the Bible represents the inerrant word of God, where is the pious outrage on this issue?

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  1. oh don't get me started on monsanto...

  2. Levitical laws don't apply to Christians. Nor do they seem to apply to a lot of American Jews--My mom's favorite meat was ham. LOL


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