here's one thing I can never understand. When homophobic pastors or anti-gay politicians shout out about how every child needs a mother and a father, it makes me wonder why exactly does one need a mother and a father?
I'm raised by my mom and my dad, but i never think of it as important, it's just that they're the ones who cared for me and raised me. If i had been raised by two dads or two moms, what difference would that make? What exactly is there for a child to have a mother and a father? House cleaning? Cooking? Sewing? Shopping? knowledge on practically everything they can teach them? Feeding and nursing the babies? Caring for their illness and their wounds? Surely I, being a guy, can do all those things myself. If supposedly i was with another man and we adopted a child, what exactly is there missing?
If they think it's because a child needs a mother to bond with, well what about single fathers? Is it more of being confused about the relationships or procreation or whatever? Is it because of some abuse or negligence?
There is a lot of abuse and negligence in heterosexual households, so why is that ignored?
In my opinion, it was never about the children, it was about the "icky, icky gay people!" If they cared about the wellbeing of children, Then why not help those who are starving, those who are homeless, those who are abused by their heterosexual parents, in the orphanage, or even being treated as an object?
I can not think of a reason i needed a mom or a dad. When i bond with my mom, it's because she was there more than dad was (That is not to say he was absent, he works more often).
Also, why were the bigots having a go at gay parents and yet miss the fact that there are single parents raising a child or few children by themselves. No one seem to care about them. What is the difference between a single father raising a daughter and two gay dads raising a daughter? Surely they can have a sister who can provide some answers or help, or even a grandmother who could dote on her and answer her some questions the single father or two fathers may not. There really is nothing wrong here. What do you think?