The French see the question of legalizing gay marriage for what it really is- the endorsement of same-sex parenting. This secular nation held one of their largest demonstrations since 1984 today- in opposition to gay marriage. About 340,000 protesters marched at the Eiffel Tower to voice opposition to their president’s proposal to legalize gay marriage and thereby pave the way for gay couples to adopt and employ reproductive technologies.
What were they chanting: “God hates fags?” “Pray the gay away?” “No equal rights for gays?”
No. They chanted, “Daddy. Mommy.”
The marriage debate is not only about an emotional commitment between adults. It is about shaping policy that will affect children. And children need, not just two committed adults, but one who is male and one who is female. And ideally, they’ll be raised by the ones from which they were conceived.
One French sign reads “One father. One mother. It’s obvious.” See, believing that a child is entitled to be raised by her mother and father doesn’t make you homophobic. To advocate that biology should shape public policy isn’t bigotry. It means that you are recognizing the reality of what every child wants- to be known by, and raised by their father and mother for life.
For more on why children need a father and a mother see the five-part post “You’re only against gay marriage because of your religion.”
For more on how gay marriage affects children and policy see “Chapter Next.”
6 thoughts on “The French Get It.”
You quoted an apa site to back up your opinion about Gays – I note that the same site states qite clearly that their is no evidence to suggest children fair worse with Gay parents. Just saying.
And, how many of the studies upon which the APA bases their conclusion- that children with gay parents fare equally as well as their peers raised in heterosexual homes- used large random samples? And how many were based on volunteer-derivedsmall “convenience” samples?
Your right – it is important to use statistics responsibly. It would also be wise not to make sweeping conclusions that are based purely on prejudice don’t you agree.
Whether you like it or not there are about 600,000 gay families in the USA – bit of a kick in the teeth for them isn’t it?
Depending on the researcher’s criteria, I qualify as one raised in one of those 600,000 families. So it’s a bit far-fetched to say that I am basing my conclusions “purely on prejudice.”
I truly am sorry if your experience in childhood was not pleasant – your experiences will add a prejudice into the debate. Here I am not saying you are wrong, I am just saying all of our experiences will have an impact on how we think. A person who has had a positive experience in a Gay family will be prejudiced in his view also. It is important to be able to differentiate between what emotions come from prejudice and what come from God’s Word.
Hey Tapman. So it seems that you are trying to start an argument, or rehash debates that have already been discussed at length on other posts. If you are going to comment, please pose new content instead of bringing up the same sensational accusations again and again. If you are incapable of accomplishing this, you will be uninvited to participate in discussions.
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