Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mary Cheney and Heather Poe's Baby Unleashes a 'Sinful Fury'

As tired as I am of even discussing this ridiculousness, today's comments from both the WingNuts and the Concerned Women of America just have to be addressed. Amazingly, the caption below that lovely photo of the Cheneys, holding their new grandchild and looking like genuinely proud grandparents, has now become the focus more ugliness in what should be a happy and endearing family event. WND says...

"The caption included the words: "...His parents are the Cheneys' daughter Mary, and
her partner, Heather Poe. White House photo by David Bohrer."

You guessed it, the fact that Heather Poe was acknowledged as one of the child's parents is what the fundies are all upset about. The article goes on to say...

"I say shame on the White House, shame on the president and shame on the
vice president for allowing such a caption to be 'officially' added onto the
White House website and such a beautiful photo of two happy grandparents and
their new grandchild," said Stephen Bennett, founder of Stephen Bennett Ministries, which
advocates for those who choose to leave the homosexual lifestyle."

First of all, notice the "Ex-gay" label aversion in the description of the ministry founded by Mr. Bennett. More importantly, though, shame on you Mr. Bennett for once again overshadowing the fact that this child was born into a stable, loving family. You may not like the make up of this particular family, and you are more than entitled to that opinion. But why must you continue to essentially condemn this precious little boy to what you deem a life of sin and spiritual misguidance? Sure, you'll say that isn't what you're saying at all...but isn't it?

It's beyond time for the fundamentalist base to back off and let this family...that's right, I said FAMILY...celebrate the new life they've brought into this world.

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