I probably brought this on myself and in truth, I should know better but, I allowed myself to get drawn into a conversation with an asshat on facebook. They should really just call facebook asshat land because every time I go on there, some asshat is spouting their bigotry on my wall.
This is the status I woke up to from one of my “friends”
“Study revealed on the news this morning states: children with 2 Lesbian parents are raised better than any other children!!! Who the heck did this study!!! Last time I checked the bible said “Honor thy mother and father” Not honor thy mother and mother!!! SMH!!!!”
Let’s over look the ridiculous amount of superflous punctuation and get to the real meat and potatoes of this statement. It’s fucking prejudice. PERIOD. And I don’t care what ancient text you site that was psychically interpreted by some desert schizophrenic from the jewish zombie god and his father Casper the Vengeful ghost, it’s still a message of intolerance and that makes it fucking wrong. Of course, I said as much. And, boy howdy, did the stones get thrown. By the end of thread, I was called an an uneducated idiot who didn’t understand morality.
I’m not the one who runs around calling people faggot and preaching that they should be denied their inalienable right to have a family because they are homosexual. I’m not the one who thinks it would be better for a kid to remain in foster care because I think that placing them in a same sex home is selfish and a disservice to the child’s upbringing.
Am I alone in feeling that this argument is completely IGNORANT?
I think the study was more based on the fact that kids don’t just *happen* in same sex relationships. They have to make a conscious decision to have or adopt a child and by the nature of that process, more thought goes into it. Usually they are more financially stable before they decide to do it(because they have to be. Adoption and fertility drugs…are expensive). And also they are usually in the right place mentally and emotionally to have children because the process of pursuing either course is long and arduous. I don’t think that they love their kids any more or less than I love mine (at least not right at this moment, you might want to ask me again a week from now.) I just think that maybe through all the planning that goes into having a child in a same sex relationship, it makes them *want* the kid more than most heterosexual couples do. Having kids is a given in most M/F relationships. Not so in same sex ones. (Again, this is a generalization but I think it’s a good theory.)
I also think that guy who argues so strongly against kids being placed in a loving home or brought into a loving relationship is an angry asshat who is too stupid to live.
And lastly, I think I should stay away from facebook before having coffee. Though my argument was eloquent, I think it could have been avoided if I wasn’t carrying around my usual morning grumpiness when I read it.