June 17th, 2005
Voteonmarriage.org, the anti-gay-marriage organization that Governor Romney of Massachusetts is endorsing, links to an article which argues that opposite-sex couples raise better-adjusted children than same-sex couples. One of the more crapulous arguments – and one that's highlighted in the article, so I'm not taking it out of context or anything – is the claim that "Children need mom's softness as well as dad’s roughhousing."
I wonder if Romney will set up a special task force to take children away from insufficiently rough dads or insufficiently soft moms...
Sheesh. So only male parents can roughhouse and only female ones can be soft? Isn't Mitt even aware of the existence of bulldykes and queens?
What about children of single parents? I know I'm a pacifist softy but I also kick and bite people and, like, I know how to build a camp fire and change my tire and stuff, so is he saying I turned out too soft?
I mean, gods, you've -met- my mother...
She's knocked a guy unconcious with one punch and on another occasion drank a pimp under the table and then dragged him to the street by his ankles. She is also still huggable, generous, and cries at the drop of a hat.
I didn't need a soft parent and a rough parent, I just needed a *second* parent so my mother wouldn't be so stressed out all the time... if a second parent had come in the form of a man OR a woman, it wouldn't matter, it would have made her life easier either way to have had any help at all.
Mitt can bite my ass.
Oh, arrgh. I've just made the mistake of going to that voteonmarriage site and reading some of their "arguments" -- makes me want to stick a fork in my eye.
Gay people are out to destroy families! Gay people don't want monogamy! Gay people are going to change the legal system!! FEAR! HATE! FEAR! HATE!
Focus on the Family isn't exactly known for their *non*-crapulous arguments on any given social or political topic. ;)
The assumption that the two-parent heterosexual household is automatically a perfect utopia of enlightened child-rearing always amuses me, darkly.