Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ryan T. Anderson and Katy Faust a capella

Katy Faust
Katy Faust, the bigot of Ask the Bigot and the pseudo-moralist of Them Before Us.
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Ryan T. Anderson has a new project aimed at preventing gay couples from conceiving children through in vitro fertilization. It is the result of a quartet of religious opprobrium:

The Catholic Church considers IVH immoral; same-sex marriage nonexistent; gay people “objectively disordered“ and that same-sex couple parenting “does violence” to the children they raise.

Joining in the festivities at Heritage Foundation on December 12 are:
  • Melissa Moschella, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University of America
  • Jeff Shafer, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Katy Faust of Ask the Bigot fame and Them Before Us
There is no subtlety to Anderson's agonized plea:
Them Before Us: Defending the Rights and Wellbeing of Children Today

Rapid changes in reproductive technologies combined with the redefinition of marriage have resulted in more and more children intentionally denied a relationship with one or both of their biological parents.
“Keep them queers from raising kids.” Then they conjured up what appears to be a secular argument.

While their reasoning might seem cogent at first, it presumes a dire need that does not exist for most children. Loving, caring and dedicated parents are what a child needs most. Good parenting develops responsible, caring adults. By their “logic” every adopted child should be miserable regardless of the quality of parenting.

Anderson's full text:
Description Rapid changes in reproductive technologies combined with the redefinition of marriage have resulted in more and more children intentionally denied a relationship with one or both of their biological parents. Meanwhile, the media claims that “all kids need is love.”

A new children’s rights organization is shedding light on the very real and lasting cost children pay when the desires of adults are prioritized over children's rights. Them Before Us is providing a platform to bring these children together and give them a voice.

Join us as we explore the philosophical, legal and practical underpinnings of the rights of children in family structure, and how viewing matters of marriage and parenthood through the lens of children can persuade a skeptical culture.
“… desires of adults are prioritized over children's rights.” There is always this suggestion that gay couples want children as some sort of accessory. Nothing could be further from the truth. Gay couples want children for the same reasons that most straight couples want children.

Raising kids is, perhaps, the most important job that anyone can have. Gay or straight, having children usually represents the desires of adults. How those children are raised determines where the priorities lie.

The differences in how parenting is achieved are far less relevant than the parenting itself. Every academic study of children raised by gay couples demonstrates that they are at least as healthy, happy and secure as children raised by heterosexual couples. Gay couples add good citizens to our society.

Parenting is how these people attacked marriage equality. It is how they will continue to attack marriage equality. The purpose of this event is not to change anyone's mind. Rather, it is to arm them with anti-equality arguments which are based on — but do not include — God disapproves.
Well I disapprove of them as does most of society.
In this country, the mullahs do not get to decide public policy. At least that is how it is supposed to work. A pandering Trump has allowed the religious right to chip away at that basic premise of our secular society. Yet Trump is only a temporary occupant of the Oval Office. We always get back to what our founders intended.
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A capella: “In the manner of the chapel.”

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