Sunday, January 09, 2011

Parent One, Parent Two...



More reasons why gender neutral terminology is bad.
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Whereas one might expect most people would be able to simply point to this case (the change of U.S. passport applications from father/mother to parent one/two) as proof that ss marriage is not natural and demands special politically correct handling, which means upsetting Western Civilization as we know it - Hilary Clinton's State Department appears to have the power to convince us otherwise. 
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My friend Paula sent me a link to Fr. Malloy's blog, who in turn links to the Fox article:
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The words “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, the State Department says.
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“The words in the old form were ‘mother’ and ‘father,’” said Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services. "They are now ‘parent one’ and ‘parent two.’"
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A statement on the State Department website noted: “These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families"
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“We find that with changes in medical science and reproductive technology that we are confronting situations now that we would not have anticipated 10 or 15 years ago,” she said. - Fox
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Needless to say, gay rights groups are in full support of the decision.  Fr. Malloy also posted an insightful piece of commentary from Lawrence Auster on the issue:
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When a supporter of homosexual "marriage" smugly says to you, "How does it hurt me, how does it hurt you, how does it hurt society, if two men or two women are allowed to marry each other and express their love for each other?", one answer you can give him is this: "It will result in the official elimination of the concepts of mother and father. Does that bother you? Or are you fine with that?" If your interlocutor is brought up short by your answer, he will have to admit that homosexual marriage is not just about benignly including same-sex couples in the institution of marriage, but about effecting an extremely radical transformation of human society. And if he's not brought up short, then he is exposed as someone who supports that extremely radical transformation. - View From the Right
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I also want to conclude with this from the same source:
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Of course this change is driven not just by homosexual marriage, but by homosexual adoption as well. Once homosexual couples are allowed to adopt, as they increasingly are in this country and elsewhere, you instantly have "alternative" families to which the terms "mother" and "father" do not apply. Therefore, in order to include homosexual couples equally in the parental relationship and not exclude them or treat them as "second-class parents," the terms "mother" and "father" must be replaced by sex-neutral terms. - View From the Right  
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(Thanks to Paula for the links to this story - and Fr. Malloy who did all the work on the original post.)
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Segue
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Did anyone else see this story:
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Parents should give babies sense of sexuality from birth: Planned Parenthood
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A program touted as “a bold, nationwide, social change effort” is being launched by Planned Parenthood to alter family dialogue about sexuality and encourage parents to ease their children’s transition into a sexually active lifestyle.
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Entitled “Real Life. Real Talk,” the program was first used in Connecticut, New York, Maine, and Arizona between 2004 and 2008, and its nationwide distribution is now being funded by groups that include the Ford Foundation.
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The stated goal of the program is “to positively change the social climate in communities” with “more open, honest, and balanced talk” about sex; it targets parents and guardians of children as young as 8 years old.

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“A more positive social climate will, over time, help to ensure that people — particularly young people — have adequate information and services to enable them to make healthy sexual choices,” states Planned Parenthood, noting that “getting people to talk openly ... about ... sensitive or stigmatized” issues is always “a critical step in making social change happen.”  - Source
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Photo:  Gay dads with daughter.

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  2. this is immediately what came to mind-

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ALANjQ51Ft4/S4gIt6GRZAI/AAAAAAAAAAo/sLHDJhseYw8/s400/1.gif&imgrefurl=http://drseuss-coloringpages.blogspot.com/2010/02/dr-seuss-thing-1-and-thing-2.html&usg=__lvSDIiK-lDGJpI4ozk_X1HtdYV0=&h=322&w=298&sz=19&hl=en&start=34&zoom=1&tbnid=7WZG_yfsokgvPM:&tbnh=157&tbnw=145&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsuess%2Bthing%2Bone%2Band%2Bthing%2Btwo%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1067%26bih%3D653%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C1134&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=304&vpy=102&dur=0&hovh=233&hovw=216&tx=120&ty=153&ei=J_YpTdafBcKclge2v-ncAQ&oei=G_YpTYmmBIWClAf6kb3ZCw&esq=3&page=3&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:34&biw=1067&bih=653


    sorry I couldn't post it open :P

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  3. Which begs the question - who's going to be #1 or #2? It opened a raft of visuals that were pretty disturbing...

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  4. Well, to be really equal, maybe they can do parent 1 and parent I, or parent A and parent alpha? one and uno?

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  5. I've been trying to come up with a comment about those two morons with the child.

    It's the worst, most disgusting picture I have ever seen.

    Holy mackerel, Andy!

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  6. +JMJ+

    And what about the discrimination against poor Parent Three?!?!?!

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