Speaking of Mary Cheney’s pregnancy (Okay, we weren’t, but now we are), I have to say, the Christian Right is pretty damned stupid. (Please know that I have a lot of respect for REAL Christians. Just not the Faux Christians who are nothing more than posers with a right-wing agenda that involves a lot of homophobia.)
FYI, Mary Cheney is the lesbian daughter of United States Vice President Dick Cheney. If you do not KNOW this, perhaps the time has come to buy a NEWSPAPER. The Christian right, or at least the numbskulls at Focus on the Family, said this:
Carrie Gordon Earll, a policy analyst for the conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family, expressed empathy for the Cheney family but depicted the newly announced pregnancy as unwise.
“Just because you can conceive a child outside a one-woman, one-man marriage doesn’t mean it’s a good idea,” Earll said. “Love can’t replace a mother and a father.”
Warning, warning, warning. Cursing follows. Read no further if you don’t care for profanity.
What the fuck? “Just because you can conceive a child OUTSIDE a one-woman, one-man marriage doesn’t mean it’s a good idea?” Just because you can conceive a child INSIDE a one-woman, one-man marriage doesn’t mean it’s a good idea! Those things should come with a warning label, but they don’t!
I just spent the day substitute teaching, and I am telling you, SIXTH GRADE BOYS ARE MUTANT ALIENS. You’d have a hard time convincing me they weren’t ALL huge mistakes. Good thing they have parents that love them.
My friend Robin taught me a long time ago, no matter HOW annoying a child is, they are ALL someone’s baby. And it doesn’t matter whether that baby has two mommys, or two daddys, or Tom Cruise as a parent–oh wait… that might be an issue (poor Suri), but COME ON. Every child is someone’s baby. Usually, however, you hear of HETEROSEXUAL couples abusing their babies. Or selling them. Or driving them into lakes and drowning them. The homosexuals? Not so much. Yes, that could be because they are currently treated like HITLER ON CRACK if they propose raising or having a child, but still…..
Children are BORN every day into heterosexual unions that are among the most dangerous unions ever to exist. Children die EVERY DAMN DAY at the hands of heterosexual parents. But should a homosexual propose having and raising a healthy child, the nutjobs come out of the woodwork. The truth is, love is love. It’s really no different from being Mormon. There are good Mormons, and bad Mormons, and Mormons that should be institutionalized. There are good heterosexuals, and bad hetero… Well, you get the idea. People are people. Love is love.
I remember watching a Maury Povich show a few years back, before he started a DNA campaign to put every toothless expectant slutty mother on his show and expose them as tramps (and occasionally THE WINNER of the DNA lottery). Two gay men had adopted countless children who had AIDS and were considered un-adoptable, and raised them. AND THERE WERE PEOPLE PROTESTING THIS, because apparently, it is better for a child to die unloved and alone in an orphanage than to die LOVED AND CARED FOR by two gay men.
What kind of stupid shit is that?
This is no different. I say blessings to Mary Cheney and her partner. And the baby. I suspect this baby will not go hungry at night. I suspect this baby will not be burned with an iron or sold for crack money. I suspect this baby will also have hard times, mostly because people are judgmental, and silly, and unable to reason properly. But most of all, I suspect this baby will be loved.
And what more can you ask?