Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The religious right's worst nightmare: being honest with a child about love - be it gay or straight


Saw this the other day, meant to post it, got really busy, and I forgot. Thank you for the gentle reminder Alex:

I've been forced to explain homosexuality to my kids (aged 3 and 4) because their uncle is gay. This incredibly difficult and traumatic experience went as follows:
Child:  Why does Uncle Bob go everywhere with Pete
Me:  Because they're in love, just like Mummy and Daddy are.
Child:  Oh. Can I have a biscuit? 
We're all scarred for life. Scarred, I tell you. 
So take that all you people out there screaming the world will come to an end if we dare be honest with our children about love, regardless of whether it is a gay or straight couple. They won't be scarred for life, they won't catch the gay, and they won't hate you later for lying to them, but, they will learn that it is perfectly normal to openly love the person you are attracted to. And that last part folks, is what is terrifying the religious right haters, normalizing it and taking away the stigma and disdain.

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2 comments:

Sage said...

LOL! Fab-Y-lous!

Life can be simple said...

Kudows to you!!!