Apr 06 2007

WTF?!

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Mary Cheney Cruel to Children

Contact: Dr. Paul Cameron, Chairman, Family Research Institute, 303-681-3113, 303-886-1947 cell

COLORADO SPRINGS, Dec. 8 /Christian Newswire/ — Mary Cheney, the Vice President’s unmarried daughter, is expecting. Dr. Paul Cameron, Chairman of the Family Research Institute, a Colorado Springs think-tank, condemned her decision:

“Unmarried women should not deliberately have children. Their children are more apt to experience privation and disruption. Consequently, such children are more apt to do poorly in school, disrupt society (e.g., engage in criminality), and be personally troubled. These wrongs are compounded when the child is brought into a homosexual setting.”

“By this selfish action, Cheney is not merely disrupting society, she is being cruel to her child:

  • Mary, 37, is currently ‘partnered’ with Heather Poe, 45. The median age of death for lesbians is around the late 50′s. If Poe and Cheney stay together, odds are this child will lose at least one caretaker before graduating high school.

  • Children of homosexuals testify that day-to-day living is more difficult – and they are more apt to report personal disturbance as a consequence.

  • A high proportion of lesbian ‘partnerings’ break apart — with custody issues haunting the child for the rest of his life.

  • The child will disproportionately associate with homosexuals – who are as a class considerably more apt to have STDs and a criminal history, be interested in sex with children, involved in substance abuse, etc.

  • The child will have a much higher probability of learning homosexual tastes (at least a third of lesbian’s children adopt homosexuality).

“Her pregnancy is further evidence that participation in homosexual activity distorts value systems, inducing practitioners to harm the commonweal. Our society already has too many children born without the benefits of marriage; Cheney’s action is not only a bad example, but poor treatment of an innocent child.”

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As you can see, the above article is from Christian News Wire, a publication I didn’t even know existed until highlighted here.

I hardly know where to begin with this pile of horseshit. So I’m going to take it bullet-point by bullet-point. Shall we?

Bullet 1: You’re citing death as a reason not to have children? Are you joking? No, really- do I, as a heterosexual, have some protection against death? Because I was honestly unaware of that. Huh. You learn something new every day.

Bullet 2: Maybe they have a more difficult time because of the opinions and actions of ASSHOLES LIKE YOU! Perhaps if you took your head out of your ass and saw that homosexuals are *gasp* people! they might have an easier time of it. But that would take all of the fun out of it for you, wouldn’t it?

Bullet 3: A high proportion of heterosexual ‘partnerings’ break apart — with custody issues haunting the child for the rest of his life. What’s the divorce rate now? Hmmm….

Bullet 4: I was going to take this point by point, but it’s just stupid, plain and simple. Show me the “research” on these points. I bet you can’t.

Bullet 5: “Homosexual tastes.” I think emilin had a funny take on this one. But really, if there is ANY truth in this, don’t you think maybe it’s because children of homosexuals are able to grow up realizing that homosexuality could be a legitimate “choice” (if you could even call it a choice) for them and that they could still lead normal lives? I bet that the rate of children being homosexual after having homosexual parents is truly no greater then the rate after having heterosexual parents. Maybe they just figure themselves out sooner in life, which couldn’t be anything but healthy.

Five bullets? That’s all you’ve got? Pshht.

But the overall message- that homosexuals who choose to have children are being cruel- is just so ridiculous. I know a lot of heterosexual couples who have had children, even when the children were wanted, and abused the hell out of them. It seems to me that, with the extra planning that comes with having children as a homosexual couple, children of those couples would be terrifically wanted. I mean, a homosexual couple can’t quite as easily get pregnant “by accident,” if you know what I mean.

So I’m not really seeing the “cruelty” here. All I see is bullshit.

***edited to add: I think you all realize that it’s the prejudice and hatred that I think is disgusting here, not the religion. Just wanted to make sure that was clear.