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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Romney: The only good gay parent is a dead gay parent

That is not exactly what he said, but it is too close for my comfort. The British Pinknews reported these words from Romney:

I believe that maintaining the strength of the marriage relationship, the family relationship, is critical to the strength of an entire society," he said, according to Rocky Mountain News.

And I believe that the development of children is enhanced by having a male and a female as part of their upbringing in their home.

Even when there's a divorce, you still have a mom and a dad.

And even where one member of the partnership may pass away, the memory and the characteristics of that gender, of that partner influence the development of a child.

I'm in favour of promoting, as a society, the marriage of men and women and the development of children in that kind of setting.

I am sure that when your father dies, what you remember most about him is that above all he was a man and the one who is left with you is a woman. I mean, we focus on the important things when we lose a parent.

What more can I say. The man who courted the gay community when he ran for the Senate in 1994 is now bashing that community when that suits him. Someone so opportunistic will do anything, and will literally, as the Dutch say, run over corpses to get what he wants.


  • One dead straight parent is better than two live gay parents. Great.

    By Anonymous Blackbird, at Tue Nov 06, 06:49:00 AM PST  

  • what that guy said was nothing close to what you misconstrued him as saying. not even close. i don't know how you came up with this title, but it is just patently inflamatory and cliched.

    To me, this title displays your basic uneasiness with gender and death, since you employ them as spark points. but hey, that's just me.

    and no, blackird, the point is not that "One dead straight parent is better than two live gay parents. Great." the point is that Romney thinks both genders are valuable. sheesh.

    By Blogger Justin Hahn, at Wed Nov 07, 11:35:00 PM PST  

  • Stopping to think a moment it becomes clear that the real problem here is not whether a parent is 'gay', whatever that is supposed to mean, but that the family unit has been reduced to absurdity.

    Not long ago people lived in large extended families, with not only lots of other kids, but lots of adults as well, of all ages. If one or another was 'gay', or 'a bit queer' as we used to say, nobody worried about it unless they made an 'unwelcome approach', in which case they would be spoken to.

    The point that needs to be made here is that children need a lot of significant others in their life, not just male and female but old and young as well; rich and poor; tall and short; sharp, intelligent and well-educated along with the slow and struggling.

    It seems to me way past time we got out of these restrictive constructs and our lives back on track finally.

    And maybe stop making such an issue of something that never was an issue, or was at least insignificant, well understood, and easily managed.


    By Anonymous Gil Hardwick, at Wed Dec 05, 06:29:00 PM PST  

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