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  •  Assinine TV pundits (0+ / 0-)

    One of them last night was saying that it might 'confuse' other children if they ask their heterosexual parents why some other children have two parents of the same sex.

    He then implied that the parents might have to give detailed explanations of the circumstances to the kids, and that would be confusing.

    Why is that?

    How could it be confusing to the kids if you tell them that most kids have a mom and a dad, but some kids have two moms, or two dads, and some kids have only one parent?

    Of course, what he was implying without saying it was that a parent might have to explain homosexual sex to the kids, but we all know that's nonsense!

    ...but not your own facts.

    by slouise217 on Tue Apr 18, 2006 at 01:28:45 PM PDT

    •  Kids are only confused (0+ / 0-)

      because adults make them that way.  Why would you have to give a detailed explanation to a toddler?

      Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. -- Daniel Patrick Monynihan

      by Unstable Isotope on Tue Apr 18, 2006 at 06:44:51 PM PDT

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      •  Of course you would not tell kids about that (0+ / 0-)

        I used this very argument against people who would express fear of homosexual Boy Scout leaders.

        When asked why, it was because they did not want the sexuality stuff brought up.

        Well, I would carefully explain to them, I didn't want any scout leader talking to my kids about any sexuality stuff, heterosexual or homosexual.

        And if the sexual activities of the scout leader, of ANY scout leader, was out of bounds, then what would be the problem with a homosexual being a scout leader?

        They would then hem and haw, and eventually get back to the 'exposing the kid to homosexuality' LIE again. And I would once again say that I didn't want any scout leader talking about their sexual activities with my child. I would them ask them why it was okay for a heterosexual person to talk about THEIR sexual activities with these parents' scouts, and they would deny that they were willing to have heterosexuals talk to their children that way.

        So, once again, I would point out that if there is no discussion of sexual activity going to happen, then what was the problem?

        Most cannot answer that question, because all that's left is their unfounded prejudice against gays at that point, but a couple of them would then assert that gays were either more likely to talk to their kids about sexual activity than straights were, which of course is true, or they would bring up pedophilia, which of course has nothing to do with sexual orientation EITHER.

        ...but not your own facts.

        by slouise217 on Tue Apr 18, 2006 at 11:37:49 PM PDT

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    •  Hmmm (1+ / 0-)
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      Let's see. After the parents have explained homosex, won't they still have to explain where the baby came from?  

      So, the announcer's insinutation that parents will need to talk about lurid, dirty homosex actually has no bearing on where the children came from.  One more perverted homophobe leering at us.  

      As Barney Frank once said about Tom Delay, "There's just something about homosexuality that gets him buzzing!"

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