Remember last week, how I was all cool, nice and happy on What The Frack? Ain't gonna happen this week. I try to steer away from all things political and religious, but I feel if I don't say something about the following I'm going to blow a gasket. That is not a pretty sight, if you were wondering.
There is a children's book called
It is about a family with 2 moms. The author was approached by a young girl asking why she had never written a book about her kind of family.
Apparently, a mother of a kindergarten student here in Utah, got her panties in a wad because her child brought it home from school one day. Click this link to see the story that I watched on our local news. In Our Mothers House.
I was livid. Maybe livid doesn't even cover how mad I really was.
There are a huge number of children that are in AWFUL homes. Oh, they have a male dad, and a female mom, but they are being abused physically, mentally and sexually, or just being ignored, but hey, they are in the only relationship that some people feel is appropriate. Bull-fracking-shit.
Oh, but "we don't teach hatred or prejudice to our children". Really, by making a big deal out of your child bringing the book home, getting a petition signed by other "like-minded" people to have the book HIDDEN behind the counter, isn't teaching prejudice.
Heaven forbid, there is a gay, lesbian, transgender, or biracial couple that would be awesome parents, that WANT TO ADOPT children that others don't feel are fit to bring into their families. A lot of time they are the older children that are languishing in foster care.
I love men. I'm married to a man. He is not of the same religion as me. I have had people that didn't let their children play with my kids because he wasn't the same religion as them. I never understood that way of thinking. You know what? My kids turned out to be awesome adults. A few of these same peoples kids, not so much. But, lucky for them, both their parents were the same religion. That makes it all right.
Some of my best friends are in non-traditional relationships. They love their kids, they are raising them to be awesome adults.
Just because you don't understand other peoples ways of life, doesn't mean they are horrible, rotten people.