August 13, 2004
The British government has given permission to a local university to clone human embryos for medical research.
Only China, South Korea and Singapore currently allow such practices. The United States government, so far, has firmly opposed human cloning.
The embryonic cloning is for the creation of tissue and body parts to aid people with diseases such as Parkinson's, diabetes and paralysis.
But it won't stop there.
Once cloning receives widespread approval and eventual acceptance, scientists will start cloning human beings.
That poses all sorts of potential genetic problems.
What about morality, you say? What about it? These things do not happen in isolation.
First the contraception pill that allowed people to separate sex from procreation. Whether or not you think that a good idea, it was the first step.
Next came abortion.
And now we have embryonic cloning for medical research and soon for any reason.
This is what happens to nations that forget God. Britain is increasingly secular and so science gets to put itself in God's place.
"They invent ways of doing evil," said the apostle Paul. They certainly do.
I'm Cal Thomas in New York.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.