House Blend about the Manford-Roach Family’s appearance on CNN.
She did a great job and raised a few interesting points. The CNN
article quotes Dr. James Dobson in a statement he released about
Mary Cheney’s pregnancy.
The two most loving women in the world cannot provide a
daddy for a little boy—any more than the two most loving men can
be complete role models for a little girl.
Pam notes that this statement slams not only gay parents, but
single parents as well.
According to the 2000 census, of the 34.6 million households
with children under the age of 18, 28% are being headed by a single
parent. That’s more than 1 in 4 parents.
Of course, this isn’t a numbers game. It doesn’t matter if Dobson
discriminates against 100 million people or against 1 person. We
all have heard the now cliché quote that “an injustice to one is
an injustice to all.” But when you lash out against some 10
million people (and their families), it tends to get a lot more
And Dobson’s statement that boys need dads and girls need moms is
in stark contrast to the more than 30 years of social science
research on the subject. Despite what Dobson would like the world
to believe, that social science research supports parenting by
LGBTQ individuals. Being gay or straight doesn’t impact your
ability to parent. In fact, Dobson’s continued distortion of this
angering many of researchers he quotes.
Dobson and his organization, Focus on the Family, are charged with
strengthening and defending families. Ironic, isn’t it?