Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The VP's grandchild has two mommies

Another story from the "truth is stranger than fiction" files - Vice President Dick Cheney's openly gay daughter Mary is pregnant and she and her partner, Heather Poe, are excited. So are the right-wing hate jobs who claim to cherish life unless it springs forth from the loins of lesbians. "Janice Crouse, an official with the conservative advocacy group Concerned Women for America, called Cheney's pregnancy 'wrong.' "They're deliberately bringing a child into the world without a father, leaving a great gaping hole," Crouse said. Father absence is the biggest problem we're facing in this country," she said, and "the root cause of all sorts of negative outcomes — drug use, juvenile delinquency. You name it." Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Media Institute of the Media Research Center says of the pregnancy, "I think it's tragic that a child has been conceived with the express purpose of denying it a father," Knight said. Fatherhood is important and always will be, so if Mary and her partner indicate that that is a trivial matter, they're shortchanging this child from the start. Mary and Heather can believe what they want," Knight said, "but what they're seeking is to force others to bless their nonmarital relationship as marriage" and to "create a culture that is based on sexual anarchy instead of marriage and family values." "Sexual anarchy." Sounds like a new reality show on FOX.

Mary Cheney has said publicly that "Heather and I already are married." She also said, "We have built a home and a life together. I hope I get to spend the rest of my life with her. The way I look at it is, we're just waiting for state and federal law to catch up with us." She's going to have to wait a long time. She may think she's married but her home state of Virginia says she and her partner have no more rights or protections than two roommates. Daddy's boss, President George W. Bush recently said, "I believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman." As Texas governor, Bush opposed gay couples being able to legally adopt. "I believe children ought to be adopted in families with a woman and a man who are married," Bush said. Wonder if he's going to send a baby gift.

I know that the most important thing is that the Mary Cheney's baby is healthy and loved. The President and his moral minority supporters think the most important thing is demonizing people so as to win elections and control the teeming masses of "sexual anarchists." They will eventually end up on the trash heap of history along with their divine inspired hate of unborn children of parents who were created by their Creator as gay or lesbian. In the meantime we all have to suffer their slings and arrows of homophobia. "It's not normal!" said Maj. Frank Burns in a classic episode of M*A*S*H. "What's normal Frank?" he is asked. "Normal is everyone doing the same thing." answers Frank. "What about individuality?" to which Frank replies, "Individuality is fine as long as we all do it together."

I guess hating couples, straight or gay, who want to have children brought into a loving home whether through adoption or pregnancy, is fine as long as we all do it together. Count me out. Count the Christian right in.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

You wouldn't be insinuating that the Cheney's are as hypocritical as the rest of the ruling elite, would you?

2:48 PM  
Blogger rMatey said...

If this is anything like Clue, then Heather Poe did it in the bedroom with a turkey-baster.

6:28 PM  

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