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R. Albert Mohler, Jr., PhD Biography

President of the Southern Seminary
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“Christians must be very careful not to claim that science can never prove a biological basis for sexual orientation. We can and must insist that no scientific finding can change the basic sinfulness of all homosexual behavior. The general trend of the research points to at least some biological factors behind sexual attraction, gender identity, and sexual orientation. This does not alter God’s moral verdict on homosexual sin (or heterosexual sin, for that matter), but it does hold some promise that a deeper knowledge of homosexuality and its cause will allow for more effective ministries to those who struggle with this particular pattern of temptation.”

“Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something About It?,”, Mar. 2, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, Southern Seminary (Louisville, KY)
  • Joseph Emerson Brown Professor, Christian Theology, Southern Seminary
  • Chairman, Southern Baptist Convention’s Council of Seminary Presidents
  • Member, Great Commission Task Force
  • Board Member, Focus on Family
  • Member, Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
  • Member, Gospel Coalition
  • Host, The Albert Mohler Program, Salem Radio Network, 2004-2010
  • Former Chairman, Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Resolutions
  • Former Editor, The Christian Index
  • PhD, Philosophy and Historical Theology, Southern Seminary
  • M.Div, Southern Seminary
  • BA, Samford University
  • Writes a daily blog available at
  • Has done research at Oxford University