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If A Child Is Raised By Two Gay Dads What Will The Child Feel At Mother’s Day? More Stupid Arguments Online
After watching the new CNN documentary, “Tony And Gary Have A Baby” I went online to read the comments. That’s right, I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I love all the anonymous hate spewed online by what I call the “Cheetoh’s stained finger people.” Time and time again they do not disappoint and this was no exception. After reading the typical, “If God had intended people to be gay he would have created Adam and Steve” or the people who quote the bible passages, came a quote that was not really a surprise to me. After all, a pal from Australia had recently sent me an article that was in his local paper bringing up the same argument around this “sacred” holiday. Still, it’s a doozy! Someone actually wrote, “If a child is raised by two gay Dads what will the child feel at Mother’s Day?” More stupid arguments online – Don’t Get Me Started!
The Australian article talked about the wonderful joy of sharing Mother’s Day with your mother and how ostracized children would feel for not having a mother on this very important holiday. Last time I looked this was one of those Hallmark holidays created to sell greeting cards, yes? Or did I miss the part in the bible where Jesus created the Mother’s Day holiday? Or maybe it was the Pope? Meanwhile guess what morons, how do you think the children feel that have lost their mothers to death or never knew their mother? I get that you think the gays are depriving children of what’s normal but again I have to say that I have never met two people who could agree on what normal really is and if this is your big argument then I’m here to tell you that you are not a convincing arguer. I guess you should also stop Jews from having kids because they won’t know what it’s like to celebrate Christmas.
Besides the overtly religious based fervor with the ever popular top ten of bible quotes against gays there was some poorly masked religious fervor. Some of my favorites include comments such as, “If gays really want to help children they should give their money to orphanages.” That’s right, instead of giving a child a loving home to call their own, get him/her cable in an orphanage. Good thought there.
Of course there was the argument that gays just wanted to get their hands on boys to have sex with them and indoctrinate them into the “gay lifestyle.” And next there was the “it’s a fad…look at Miley Cyrus pretending to kiss another girl. Just trying to call attention to themselves.” Or perhaps my favorite at the end of someone’s rant about if the world order collapsed so would homosexuality and then it would have to go back into hiding, “just like the disease it is. Poopers are meant for going to the bathroom with, not for anything else.” No doubt this person is a doctor or something from their technical term usage.
But all of that suddenly went away when I read the following comment that was posted by someone only listed as “Guest”
“I am a 30 year old married heterosexual. I was not only raised by a gay parent, but by two. My mother and father were/are both gay. I found out about my mother first, as she had a live in partner following their divorce. My father (he passed away in 2004) came out several years after. They basically had an arranged marriage in order to produce my brother and I. While unorthodox, I always felt loved and was always cared for by both my parents and my step-parents. In fact, after my parents lived in separate homes for a year or so, my brother and I voiced our concern about traveling back and forth. What my parents did next, you will NEVER see a straight family doing. They moved back in together, and just had separate bedrooms. My mother and her girlfriend in one, and my father in another. We all lived together and had family dinners, and even family vacations. I write this because it has made me who I am, and it is not a bad thing. I love how I grew up, and that I knew I was loved.
Recently, my mother and her partner of 12 years adopted. They have a beautiful little girl who I am proud to call my sister. It astonishes me that so many people can hate what my upbringing was without ever knowing anyone who has been through it. I am a very blessed person. I am successful in both my personal life and in my career (I just finished law school and am taking the July Bar Exam).
Hopefully my life and experience is enough to change even one person's mind about this. Our country was built on one of the most noble of expectations, that all are created equal. Why we still can't fathom this is beyond me. But times are changing, and the bigotry is slowly coming to and end. Thank you for your time.”
Wow, was all I could think. Never mind all the bible quoting and the archaic ideals people shove down one another’s throats, here was someone who had lived it and knew more than me or the “Cheetoh’s stained finger people.” While some may say that the parents in this case were a man and woman so that makes it okay, I look at the fact children more than anything need to know they’re loved by whomever parents them and this woman obviously was loved just like I was and like the children raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents who are good parents. Amen. If a child is raised by two gay Dads what will the child feel at Mother’s Day? More stupid arguments online – Don’t Get Me Started!
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