The Blue Voice, a reliable source for well-written, thoughtful progressive pieces, recently posted
Gay Parenting vs. Xtian Parenting. In it they introduce us two gay dads of another young man named Zach.
Tim and Bill Matheson, who have been together for over 25 years, raised Zach since he was born and his mother gave him up for adoption. Zach says, “My family is pretty normal. I feel that I’m more tolerant of differences people might have, as opposed to someone with a mom and a dad.”
All this flies in the face of people like James Dobson who claim Gay parents will try to turn adopted children into homosexuals like themselves. They also claim that gay parents can’t provide a loving environment like a straight couple can. Tim and Bill and hundreds of thousands of other gay parents prove them wrong daily.
Not being a parent myself, I cannot imagine the challenges involved in raising a teen, but recent studies reveal that lesbian and gay parents do just as well as the straight set, and even if we had them, I could NEVER conceive of warping my kids’ sexual orientation by sending them to a Homo Makeover Camp. Not only is it cruel, it’s a waste of money: it could never work.