Two of the most incredible, beautiful children I teach this year each happen to have two parents of the same gender.
It's the biggest non-issue within our classroom - and as far as our private, Christian school is concerned.
Their respective parents are not only beautiful people - but wonderfully supportive, involved and admirable parents.
It has been years since I deliberately wiped the term 'Mum and Dad' from my vocabulary when addressing students and discussing their families. I speak about 'families', 'parents', 'households' and 'communities'.
There is no 'norm', therefore there should be no judgement.
Call me ignorant, but I just don't get all the fuss.
If two people who love one another, want to commit themselves (in this day and age when so many don't) - what is the big deal??
Over the years, I've seen some destructive, dysfunctional family structures rip childrens' lives apart.
Heterosexual, destructive, dysfunctional family structures.
In my blunt, honest opinion we (meaning mixed gender couples) have hardly made a case for marriage full stop - between a man and a woman or otherwise.
Adultery, abuse, family breakdown....
We've hardly held this 'holy' institution in high regard across the board, have we?
In addition, many of those people more vocally opposed to homosexuality like to condemn the 'lifestyle choices' that are often associated with the gay community.
Apparently promiscuous behaviour, loose morals and offensive values are the problem - if you listen to the knockers.
But, when a gay couple wants to commit to one another and among other things declare their monogamy - that's an issue???
Maybe I'm missing something here - but why would someone else's choice, that really has no bearing on my life, be worth getting all fired up about?
Wouldn't my energy be better spent working on the relationships in my own life?
Shouldn't these people be putting their supposedly higher morals to use in a more positive, charitable fashion?
|Live and let live.|
And lighten up for goodness sake.
PS - Retrospectively linking with Fi's initiative -