The president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Albert Mohler, responded to the recent Wall Street Journal survey that showed younger generations are not as interested in having kids and religions by writing a blog post arguing that having children is what makes you human.

“What we have right now is the fact that Americans are basically, by the millions, giving up on the fact that to be human is to be a parent, eventually to take on that responsibility to get married and have children, to take on the responsibility of passing on civilization itself,” Mohler wrote. He also highlighted this particular excerpt in a tweet.

Much of the extended blog post essentially argues that people should have children because God wants them to, which doesn’t work well for generations that are as disinterested in what any god thinks as they are in having kids. He also argues that the current economy is no excuse not to pop out babies since people still had kids during the Great Depression, forgetting that what they didn’t have was the birth control pill and other modern forms of contraception.

He then engages in a bit of fearmongering about declining birth rates, which, for the record, has only dropped below the death rate for white people. And the people who are worried about this tend to be white supremacists.

Back to the idea that you’re not human until you procreate, Twitter users have been giving Mohler a Bible lesson, reminding him of certain Biblical figures such as, say, Jesus Christ.

Others are wondering how human they get to be if they’re incapable of having children.

Also, the racism and homophobia.

Someone needs Jesus, and it’s not Millennials.

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*First Published: September 4, 2019, 12:42 pm