"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dolce and Gabbana receive support from the children of gay parents ...

Echoing what the Pope(s) have said.

Remember both Benedict and Francis have affirmed Catholic teaching on marriage and family and both have called gay adoption an abuse.  ("Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God." - Pope Francis)  Dolce and Gabbana recently agreed and said as much - speaking from their personal life experience.  This week, adult children of gay parents have written a letter of support to the designers.

On Monday, six children (now adults) raised by same-sex parents in the United States wrote a letter supporting the designers, thanking them for speaking up for the rights of children to both a mother and a father.

“Every human being has a mother and a father, and to cut either from a child’s life is to rob the child of dignity, humanity, and equality,” the letter reads.

The signers said Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who are openly gay, expressed what they’ve learned through their own life experience, which is that while gay parents can be very loving, children are best supported when raised by a mother and a father. 
Even though some of the signers are themselves gay, they all raise their children with their opposite-sex parents. 
“We know that gay parents can be loving, since we loved our parents and they loved us,” they wrote.

“Nonetheless, we have all had firsthand experience with the harsh backlash that follows when the dominant view of ‘gay parenting’ as universally positive is questioned.” - Finish reading here.
Ed. note: 
The six signers of the letter on the blog include Heather Barwick, contributor to Federalist; Rivka Edelman, co-author of Jephthah’s Daughters: Innocent Casualties in the War for Family Equality; Katy Faust, writer at asktheBigot; Robert Oscar Lopez, co-author of Jephthah’s Daughters: Innocent Casualties in the War for Family Equality; Denise Shick, author of My Daddy’s Secret; and Dawn Stefanowicz, author of Fuori Dal Buio: La Mia Vita Con Un Padre Gay.


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    1. I concur. Those raised by same sex couples are the ones who know best what it really is like.

  2. Dolce and Copacabana get support from children of gay parents...all six of them! Wow.

    Should we have a letter writing campaign for everyone who had crappy straight parents? (Luckily I would NOT be doing any writing.) Yaya most of those kids love and appreciate their parents just like you and I do ours.

    They have an axe to grind (and several of them have issues of their own) and blog's and writings and speaking engagements to push...and an audience just ready to eat up what they say. Making money and getting attention off of your parents hard work..keeping it classy!

    As we move into April and the decision in June the anti forces seem to bet getting more desperate and ready to listen to anyone who backs their narrative, even if those people are on the "fringe."

  3. Irreconcilable differences.

    1. Its kind of an interesting story if you look deeper. (which of course I did and now I think I am the one who needs therapy after reading all this from these poor lost souls...) its a group of people with severe daddy issues especially the one woman with the blog... Her daddy up and left her and the lesbians took care of her but its they that are taking the heat? Where was daddy? I would say the same of Robert Lopez who constantly talks about his lesbian moms but..where oh where is his father? They kidnapped him and adopted new identities so the Dad couldn't take part in his kid's life?

    2. Good point, really. In a way these are like "Mommie Dearest" stories. In court it would be referred to as anecdotal or circumstantial, or something like that. These stories make a point but they are rather like scare tactics about gay suicide and gay disease and early death - none of which deter people from being gay.

      Catholic teaching is inviolable however.

      D&G's attitude coincides with my own take on the matter. I recognize these situations - gay families - exist, and I agree the children need to be educated and receive proper religious formation - but Catholic teaching can't change. It will be discussed at the synod - these situations. All of these things will be noted, I'm sure.

      In the meantime - we each try to live as faithfully as possible and hope in the mercy of God.


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