Religion: Scientists Must Not Play God

Clergymen warn about the implications of genetic engineering

Seldom, if ever, in the U.S. has there been so ecumenical a chorus of concern. The signers of the seven-point declaration included the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the United Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church in America, the Episcopal Church and the United Church of Christ. The political spectrum ranged from right-whig TV Evangelist Jerry Falwell to Bishop James Armstrong, the liberal Methodist who heads the National Council of Churches. Twenty-three Roman Catholic bishops added their names, as did Jewish Leaders Albert Vorspan and...

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