Friday, May 25, 2012

Religious right hypocrisy on gays raising children

Tony Perkins

One thing which was pointed out to me about Tony Perkins's interview yesterday on CNN was when he said:

"There are some same-sex couples that are probably GREAT parents."

It reminds me of the time where Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage said last year :

"there are some gay people who are wonderful parents."

But both of these figures (Perkins and Gallagher) have gone on record implying awful things about gay parenting.

For instance, Gallagher once said “at least polygamy, for all its ugly defects, is an attempt to secure stable mother-father families for children.”

And Perkins claimed his children couldn't be gay because he is "teaching them the rights ways that they are to interact as human beings"

 So which beliefs do Perkins and Gallagher hold?

If Perkins and Gallagher think that gays make good parents, then why do they campaign tooth-and-nail on the distortion that marriage equality would harm children? And why do their organizations imply awful distortions about gays harming children?

It's a matter of simply hypocrisy. But as long as no one pushes the issue, they can get away with it.

If the media won't push the issue, then perhaps it's time that we did.

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1 comment:

Rob P said...

They have to say that there are some great gay parents otherwise people will really know they are blowing smoke. It is getting more and more likely in some places that people will know some gay parents. They then hear Gallagher & Perkins say how kids need a mom and dad so don't let gay couples marry or adopt. But people think "Say I know John & Dave or Lynn & Diane and they are doing a great job raising their kids." Then with the Gallagher & Perkins "some" gay parents are good, these peope can think "yeah my friends are those some wonderful gay parents, but we have to protect all those other children from all those other bad gay parents."