Saturday, June 18, 2005

ONE Child of a Gay Parent has a Bad Childhood

Massresistance, in its never ending obsession with homosexual sex, is stereotyping ALL gay parents because ONE child in Canada says that she lived a terrible childhood in the 60's and 70's (wasn't the 60's and 70's the sexual revolution for hetero as well has homosexual adults?).

We are all supposed to overlook the fact that she is now writing a book (can you say Christina Crawford?) and that her story is published by that ever unbiased Agape Press. It says her father died in 1991 but it doesn't say why NOW she is telling her story.

She is "testifying" against same sex marriage in Canada. She says:
My biggest concern is that children are not being discussed in this same-sex marriage debate. Yet, won't the next step for some gay activists be to ask for legal adoption of children if same-sex marriage is legalized?
Same sex couples in this country can already adopt children. Giving same sex couples marriage rights ensure that those children are protected by the same rights and priviledges that opposite sex couples enjoy.

It is almost embarrassing reading this woman's story since she sounds so crazy and frantic. What's funny is that the whole story is footnoted. If you check out the footnotes, it reads like an attendance list at the GOP Convention. The references are from the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, Exodus International, Worldnet Daily, NARTH, and other wacko Christian groups. There is not one unbiased source (it includes an article written by Maggie Gallagher, the woman who the Bush Administration paid to write about marriage and then she failed to mention that teeny weenie fact). Click here to read more about these groups and what they have to say about gay people in general, it's very sweet.

Strangely enough, there are several references to Catholic Church teachings, and we all know how well the church is all about protecting the children. The Catholic Church has done such a great job protecting children in Boston that Cardinal Law got a promotion from the Late Pope John Paul II. Dioceses all over the country have spent millions of dollars on "protecting" the children.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure there is more than one child from a heterosexual household who had a bad childhood. Look at all the Str8 parents that kill their kids yet I don't see anyone taking children away from heteros!

Anonymous said...

There's also the minor point that this woman's experience dates from several decades ago. I'm just a li'l ol' straight guy who wasn't around for most of "the 60s and 70s", but something tells me that American and Canadian societies are a wee bit different (f'rinstance, in their attitudes toward GLBTs, gay families, and the children of gay people) today than they were 35 years ago.

So why should we take one person's experience from an era when virulent homophobia was an entrenched and unquestioned norm as an indicator of the way public policy should be today?

This is, again, only a straight guy talking, but I would guess that GLBTs who are allowed by their society to be out and proud have an easier time being good parents.

The jackasses who are pushing this tale as An Important Issue are merely showing their inability to see GLBTs as anything other than disgusting, diseased freaks.

MR's hatred is pretty ugly.