Monday, May 11, 2015

Video celebrates ALL mothers and we should, too

Allow me to be frank. Ryan T. Anderson, the Heritage Foundation, Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown, and all of the rest on the right (and their concern troll collaborators) can stick it.

 No one has the right to negatively judge a family simply because they don't like the way the family is made up. If not wanting to put certain families in an inquisitional spotlight under the phony guise of "having a debate"  makes me "intolerant," then so be it.

 No family should have their dignity attacked in such a vile way.  When we dispense with all of the pseudo-intellectual hypotheticals, the false rhetoric, and the deceptive talking points, that's what we are talking about - people hiding their personal dislikes and ignorance behind fake studies and Biblical Scripture taken out of context.

The video ABOVE is the correction definition of good families. And we should take the time to honor all of these families who do what they can for their children, particularly the mothers - no matter what orientation they may be - who are the crucially important parts of these families. For more info, go here.

 And don't forget to #CelebrateAllMothers

'Anti-gay study faces MORE scrutiny' & other Monday midday news briefs

Mark Regnerus
The Anti-Equality Movement's Favorite Laughably Disingenuous Talking Point - “Gays and lesbians have a right to live as they choose; they don’t have the right to redefine marriage for all of us.” You just KNOW that's some Maggie Gallagher @#!% 

A “reality check” for the Regnerus study on gay parenting [UPDATED] - Oh this is good. More proof that the Regnerus study was fraudulent. Apparently folks answering the questions in the study were lying. How could Regnerus not have seen this?

 Raul Castro's Daughter Mariela Sponsors Blessing Of Cuban Gay Couples - Good for Cuba! 

 Gay NYC Hotelier Who Hosted Ted Cruz No Longer Sorry, Calls Gays 'Extremists' In New Op-Ed - Awwww poor baby! To me, the real story is that HE gets an op-ed while so many of the rest of us - because we don't have money or influence - gets the shaft. He is HARDLY a victim. But watch how quickly some in the media will portray him as one while ignoring how lgbt children are bullied.

  Tulsa County to pay $300K in fees in same-sex marriage case - Give it up! Turn it loose!

Anti-gay Mother's Day message courtesy of anti-gay right's 'intellectual future'

Ryan T. Anderson
Ryan T. Anderson of the Heritage Foundation has been anointed by some as the intellectual future of the anti-gay movement or anti-marriage equality movement. I am not sure which overrated title he has been given because I think such things are ignorant.

Also, they tend not to be true, as one can gauge from this tweet Anderson sent out yesterday:

So many things come to my mind in order to properly describe this tweet. Ignorant. Tacky. Hateful. Inappropriate. Stupid.

But Anderson's tweet reveal much more. A game plan. A deliberate attempt to play same-sex households against heterosexual households. Anderson is just one of  many on the anti-gay right who say that same-sex households damage children because these households supposedly deny children of having the allegedly right to have a mother and a father.

The venomous implication is that gays are stealing children away from heterosexual families who would properly care for them in order to satisfy their own selfish desires.

It's like saying what Anita Bryant said in the 70s - that we "recruit children," but with focus on "implying" and "hinting."

I need not refute Anderson. Too many folks, especially those who read this blog, know the love and sacrifices all parents make for their children. Parenthood is not a competition nor do the vast majority of folks who become parents by whatever means take it lightly.

Nor should it be thought of as a caste system. Not all children live in households with a mother and a father. And while this can be a good home for a child, it is not the only type of home environment children grow up in nor should it be considered the "gold standard."

And all homes providing love and support for their children should be celebrated.

Editor's note - Please do not contact Anderson, particularly if you have something ugly to say. He will mostly likely what you say as an example of how "intolerant" gays are. He tends to do this a lot, even if he at first baits folks via HIS tweets.