actor) spoke out against gay parenting. It’s shocking when a member
of our own community speaks out against family equality –
especially a member with so much clout and influence. Everett
Oh God, I could never do that to a child. Can you
imagine what it would be like, having your two dads coming to
school speech days? And hearing those awful queeny rows while you
are trying to get to sleep?
Of course, it wasn’t long before the conservative bloggers and
media outlets picked up on the story. The ultra-conservative
Politik Ditto responded to Everetts quote:
Wouldn’t be surprised if you asked most kids, force(d)
to live in gay households, shared similar feelings. But of course,
for liberals it’s never about the children.
It’s one of the most ignorant quotes that I’ve heard in a long
time. I think Politik Ditto should ask the children of LGBTQ
households what they think. Of course, I’m sure the answers would
be the same as any children “forced’ to live in a non-LGBTQ
household. “Forced” is certainly an interesting choice of words.
Are adoptive children of gay parents “forced” out of the
overcrowded and under funded foster care system into loving homes
with gay parents? I’d tend to think they’d welcome the change. It’s
simply loaded language to prove a point that just doesn’t make
I’d like the Politik Ditto to tell
Mary Keane that it’s “not about the children.” What a slap in
Maybe Rupert Everett needs to speak for himself and not the whole
community. Sure, he might make a lousy father, but it’s not because
he’s gay. Perhaps we should invite him to Family Pride in the Desert
so he can learn that love truly makes a family. What do you think?