Patheos – While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.
This same-sex marriage debate is all the rage right now, and apparently everyone needs to get their opinion in, even if it makes them sound stupid in the process. Bristol Palin, the daughter of Sarah Palin, and loser on “Dancing With The Nobodies”, posted today about how President Obama changed his view on same-sex marriage.
She goes on to preach about how kids need a mother and father home, and how fathers shape their children’s world views. Not only is the statement completely false, but the irony is she is a single mother who bought a house in Arizona while Levi (her baby daddy) lives in Alaska. What’s more incredible is that people will read her blog and not realize the hypocrisy of her and take her vague opinion as fact.
Science Daily – “The census data show that having parents who are the same gender is not in itself any disadvantage to children,” he said. “Parents’ income and education are the biggest indicators of a child’s success. Family structure is a minor determinant.”
I can dig up quotes all day from people who actually study this stuff opposed to someone who is famous because her mother is a super conservative pawn used in a political game to attract both right wingers and females. The fact is, based on the studies, saying kids grow up better in mother/father homes is about as arbitrary and random as saying they grow up better as a brunette, or if their name is Bristol, or if they grow up the daughter of a governor. While the last one tends to put a child in a better position in life, Bristol Palin is clearly trying to prove even born with a silver spoon doesn’t prevent one from being ignorant.