Should We Look to the Animal World for Answers?

by Bodie Hodge on January 1, 2007
Featured in Answers Magazine

As evolutionary beliefs increasingly dominate our Western cultures, people turn to nature for guidance in their behavior, instead of God. This mentality is evident as humans look at animal behavior to justify human homosexual behavior. But letting the cursed animals be our guide is unwise for two major reasons:

  1. A cursed world should not dictate our morality. God, the Author of morality, has the sole authority to dictate how mankind should live.
  2. Many animals are also known to rape, murder, steal, and cannibalize their own kind. If it is okay for humans to engage in homosexual acts because some animals do it, then by that same reasoning, it should be okay for humans to rape, murder, steal, and cannibalize.

The common evolutionary argument that tries to justify homosexual behavior with evolution could go something like this: “Homosexuality is seldom discussed as a component in evolution, but it undoubtedly plays a role. Homosexual behavior has been observed in most animal species studied, and the higher we climb on the taxonomic tree toward mammals, the more apparent homosexual behavior we see.”1

So the question becomes, “What authority will guide your morality—God’s Word or cursed animals?” God’s authoritative statements about homosexual acts in Romans 1:25–32 and 1 Corinthians 6:9–13 clearly state that homosexual behavior is sinful and that trying to justify it is trying to justify sin.

Lowering our standard of morality to that of an animal is not the way to determine right behavior. Our standard of morality must be grounded upon the infallible Word of our Creator God.

See the web article, “Of Peguins and People” at for a review of the popular movie March of the Peguins, in which these topics are discussed.

Answers Magazine

January – March 2007


  1. Smit, Jacob, In the Beginning: Homosexuality and Evolution, International N.W. Guide Magazine 19:6, August 1987.


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