Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mary Cheney's Baby Causes More Ridiculous Bloviating

For starters, I would like to extend my congratulations to Mary and Heather, as well as the proud grandparents, on the birth of their baby boy. It's unfortunate, however, that certain fundies just couldn't help but make disparaging comments about the birth.

First, we have the nuts over at WingNutDaily putting in their two cents...

"Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, gave
birth today to a baby boy."

Perhaps I'm being petty, but why is it necessary to stick that label on Mary? Why couldn't the article simply have said, "the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney?" At any rate, the comments continue...

"According to reports, Mary's homosexual partner of 15 years, Heather
Poe, "will have no legal relationship with her child. She can't adopt as a
second parent. She won't have her name on the birth certificate."

I'll give them points for pointing out that huge problem that needs to be remedied, but, again, why was is necessary to essentially rub the couple's faces in that fact? Here's more...

"We should not enter into yet another untested and far-reaching social
experiment, this one driven by the desires of same-sex couples to bear and raise
children," Dobson
said last December. He said his position was not intended to "harm or insult
women such as Cheney and Poe."

All those who think Dobson meant what he said about not harming or insulting women, raise your hands. Yep, didn't think I'd see many. It was so nice of those lovable little wingnuts to remind us of what Daddy Dobson had to say, though. There is one redeeming quote, albeit brief, in this particular article...

"At a New York forum last winter, Mary Cheney said: "This is a baby. This
is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be
used in a debate by people on either side of an issue. It is my child." But she
added that "every piece of remotely responsible research" had shown "no difference between
children who are raised by same-sex parents and children raised by opposite-sex

Good for you, Mary. I couldn't have said that better myself.

Then, there was an article from the Americans For Truth. Without going into the bulk of the article which just angered me to no end, I will share one quote that I found especially denigrating...

"There should be no touch of sadness when a healthy baby boy is born
into a home with two parents, but in this case, we’re afraid, there is."

How dare they? This child was born into a healthy, loving family...a benefit that many children born to heterosexual couples aren't as fortunate to receive. The rest of the article is just so deprecating that I can't bear to discuss it, so, if you have the stomach for on over and read what those homobigots had to say.

Thank God the CWA weren't concerned enough to speak on the issue. I don't think I could have stomached that today either.

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