Monday, March 13, 2006

The War On Kiddies

So, some gay parents decided that they would attend the annual White House Easter Egg Hunt this year wearing matching t-shirts, so that folks could get the idea that homos have families too. Yes, they actually do:

Look at them, those dastardly queers, infiltrating the sanctity of the White House Easter Egg Roll with their irresistibly adorable children! But don't worry, groups with words like "tradition" and "family" in their names will come to your rescue:

"For crying out loud, at the Easter egg roll? This is a family event", said exasperated executive director Andrea Lafferty (Traditional Values Coalition), who called it "very distasteful"; and inappropriate to politicize the occasion and to use children to do so.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the religious right now officially wants to deny Easter eggs to kids. Or as a conservative shill in the White House press corps (sigh, Jeff Gannon, where are you when we need you?) asked Scott McClellan recently:

"Will the president take any measures to prevent these activists from using this non-political event as a way to push their agenda on the rest of us?"

What "measures" would you take against small children with hard-boiled eggs? I dunno, I guess they could use tazers or something. Too severe? Don't be fooled, these aren't normal children. As the blogger at Got Detroit put it:

We agree. It is very distasteful to have these children at a “family event”. Because, as well all know, children from same-sex relationships aren’t really children at all. Sure, they look like children, act like children, but if left alone, will hump your leg like the untrained dog-like creatures they are. Like their mutated evil parents, only smaller.

But using kids as political footballs doesn't just stop at Easter Eggs. In a far more serious story, the Archdiocese of Boston, an organization synonymous these days with child abuse, has decided to overrule the Governing Board of Catholic Charities of Massachusetts, after it decided to follow state law and see that the charity, which arranges adoptions, not discriminate against gay couples. But that wasn't "Christian" enough for the suspiciously single men in the velvet robes. They decided, these dried-up old fellows who don't have a clue what it's like to be a parent, that Catholic homophobia comes before helping children. So now Catholic Charities will be getting out of the adoption business entirely.

Let's make this clear. A lay board, comprised of 42 active Catholics, most of them parents, votes unanimously to allow gay couples to adopt the needy children for whom they are working to find homes. The Archdiocese, directed exclusively by men who don't have children, decided that if a single child goes to a gay couple, it is so terrible that the agency should just stop doing adoptions altogether. This is the twisted logic that conservatives have to use to justify their culture war. They think they have to destroy the village to save it. So what if some Cambodian child dies in a squalid orphanage instead of being adopted by two parents who are the same gender?

Jesus Christ. No really. They should try reading him sometime. Then maybe they'd stop using real children like convenient religious props.

Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19, 13-14


Blogger spocko said...

My parents used to say this when talking about the sex rules the Usually Italian Pope would make for his flock.

"He-a who no playa the game no make-a the rules"

Nice meeting you the other day at the Americablog meet up.
Spocko. Author of
Spocko's Brain, the blog that is sweeping the nation. Now with 19 readers!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those poor children. Only in America are sexual deviants allowed to raise children.

7:32 PM  

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