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.Ed. note:
“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.
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.