Saturday, March 19, 2005

Abandoned Kids Stores.

Here's how John Gibson of Fox News recently referred to orphanages: "abandoned kids store".

To put this in context, he was talking about how gays need to get kids. The full sentence was this: "Gays can't have kids — other than going to the abandoned kids store and getting one or two, or borrowing sperm from someone with more sperm than brains — so by definition they're out of the marriage game."

This is the basic sentiment of his entire article. That gays shouldn't be allowed to marry, simply because they're not meant to have kids.

Which would also eliminate any infertile couple too, I suppose.

Gibson totally avoids the argument that perhaps gays make bad parents. Anyone want to take a guess as to why? Because there is no substantial evidence to back this up.

Gibson also writes: "Now, gay couples should have certain rights of marriage — inheritance, insurance, visitation — all that lawyerly stuff... But they should take the advice of a friend of mine who said he'd defend gays against any form of discrimination, but they had to pick a new word — marriage is taken."

Which brings it back to another argument, if all the rights afforded to same sex couples are the same as a straight couple, why shouldn't it be called marriage? Is there a single married couple out there who would find their own marriage invalidated just because gays can call themselves "married"?

Maybe Gibson should come up with a new word - he seems to be on a roll having created a new term for orphanages.

you can read John Gibson's full article here... thanks to the gorgeous redhead Wonkette for bringing it up... on an unrelated note, Katzinjammer hasn't updated in over a month...