It’s one of the most silly and amusing arguments used by homophobes in their protests against gays and marriage equality: how do we explain it to teh children? As if it were such an inconceivable notion for their young little minds. As if it really was all that difficult to just say, “Those two men/women are in love and wanna raise a child, and because women are mommies and men are daddies, that makes them both daddies/mommies.” (Well, okay, that did take longer to type out than I thought it would. Like, it takes a whole 8.5 seconds to read out. What kid is gonna pay attention for that long when there’re all these gays milling and rubbing and kissing about?)
The latest gheys-r-evrywhar! scare comes courtesy of Catholic mommy-blogger Stacy Trasancos, who admits to literally being “afraid to leave the house” [screenshot] because of all the rampant homosexuality on display around the neighborhood. (Note to pearl-clutching parents: Avoid public parks. And swimming pools.) And I’m talking big-time raunchy filth, here, like “rubbing elbows” and “hugging”. Oh, and she’s terrified at the notion of having her kids ask her why two men or women are cooing over the same baby and being so darned lovey-dovey. (Or, as she puts it, “displaying, right in front of [her] and [her] children, that they live in sodomy”.)
Well, as it so happens, noted comedian Louis CK has something to say on that subject that I think is pretty damned spot-on:
Although, I must protest all the child-demeaning. Kids are people, too. Annoying, incompetent and immature people. Though, they are forgiven of these transgressions for having to deal with even more annoying, incompetent and immature parents who can’t muster the courage or reason to sit down and give their kids thirty seconds of their time to explain some of the simplest and most obvious things in life. Such as the fact that some people like others of the same gender. End of story.
Really, just what in the world is so damned difficult about it to comprehend?