Monday, October 08, 2012

NOM compares potential gay parents to rapists, sexual predators

Pay attention, gay folks. There is seems to be a quiet war going on against our rights to be surrogate parents.

Via the NOM blog, I found this highly offensive piece, The New Sexual Predators. In it, the author, Alana S. Newman compares gay couples and older woman to human traffickers out to steal the eggs of younger women.

Every portion of this piece is gag-worthy drivel:

Young women now have to defend themselves not only from stereotypical sexual predators, but also from older women and gay men who seek their eggs.

 . . . there are new predators on the scene, for whom we do not have a script. There are new characters eager to exploit our daughters’ bodies, who enjoy unsullied reputations, passing detection even as they blatantly hunt for eggs and wombs with checkbooks in hand. And historically they have been the people women should fear the least. These new players vying for access to young women’s bodies are older or infertile women, and gay men—quite often our friends and members of our family.

 . . . Our gay friends and family members may now also be after our daughters’ bodies. These are the only men in the world we thought we could trust because they weren’t interested in our bodies. That is, until they grew older and discovered they wanted to be parents. Today, more and more often, gay men are using egg donors and surrogates to create motherless children on purpose. Toleration of these attempts to create families follows a timeline of slipped slopes and fallen barriers. If heterosexual couples can use sperm donors to create children who are separated from their biological fathers, so the logic goes, then lesbians should be able to do the same thing. To them, it’s not biology that matters—kids just need two parents. And if lesbians use sperm donors to create fatherless children, then it’s only equal and fair for gay men to be able to use egg donors and surrogates to create motherless children too. Because again, it’s not biology that matters; kids just need two parents. At present, all those who believe in gender equality rather than gender complementarity are being urged to accept this often violent (against women) form of third-party reproduction. 

It's not just the the piece itself which we should be paying attention to but also who is promoting it. Yet again, the National Organization for Marriage undercuts its false claim of simply attempting to protect marriage and having "intelligent and decent" discussion on marriage. By promoting this piece on its blog,  it is now even more apparent that NOM has declared war on same-sex families.

Secondly, and most importantly, Newman's piece was published by the Witherspoon Institute. That is the organization which approached Texas researcher Mark Regnerus to create a study claiming that same-sex families are inferior to two-parent heterosexual families. The organization gave him a $695,000 "grant" to complete said study, which since then has been embroiled in a huge scandal in regards to a multitude of errors. In fact, over 200 professors and researchers signed a letter condemning it.

If we do not recognize what seems to be a consistent effort by NOM and the Witherspoon Institute to undercut our right to be parents, we may find those rights diminished, or worse, extinguished.

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Unknown said...

How is it violence against women? I am a woman. A straight woman. if I was fertile I would have babies for my gay male friends to be parents. Love is love. Denying gay people the right of family is medieval. Drug addicts have kids. KKK clansman can have kids. Rapists and pedophiles can have kids. Two loving parents whether they are the same sex or not shouldn't be an issue. This lady! How do the people with the smallest minds end up with the biggest mouths?

Anonymous said...

Young women now have to defend themselves not only from stereotypical sexual predators, but also from older women and gay men who seek their eggs.

Gay Couple: Hi, we'd like you to be a surrogate mother for us. We're willing to pay all your medical bills and even offer you some financial compensation.

Young woman: No thanks. I'd rather not.

Gay Couple: Okay, thanks anyway.

The horror! That poor woman must be traumatized by such an aggressive assault!

The Colorful One said...

Am I the only person incensed by the idea that a Catholic mouthpiece like NOM is pretending to suddenly care about young women's bodily autonomy?

BJ Jackson Lincoln said...

Maybe I am having a bad morning, but I need to have several questions answered.
At what point will the law and the IRS force NOM to shut down?
Why are they allowed to continue to spread their lies and filth while saving on their tax exemptions and hiding their donor list?
Who do we need to talk to about this because it seems to me that the law and the IRS are ignoring NOM.
Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences.
How long before we see them suffer the consequences of their actions?

Anonymous said...

This is jsut mroe Catholic Hate. You do know that Alan is funded by the Witehrspoon Institute, right? See page 27


ColdCountry said...

This has to be one of the most repulsive things I've read in a long time. The article treats women like breeding livestock, nothing more.

And to say that rape is about reproduction?

And that prostitution has everything to do with reproduction and the scarcity of the fertile female?

That article is disgusting on so many levels, it leaves me (nearly) speechless.