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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father

posted by on August 13 at 9:48 AM

He was clearly a troubled young man. Thank goodness he had male and female role models in the home, a mother and a stepfather who could, by example, teach him all about traditional family values and appropriate gender roles. Because, like John McCain said when he came out against gay people adopting, “two parent families are best for America… because family values are important and when we have two parents families that are parents are that are the traditional family.” And two gay guys or two lesbians with kids may be a lot of things, but they’re not, you know, two parents. I mean, come on.

Anyway, it’s great that this troubled kid had a mom and a dad, a traditional family and was exposed to the kind of traditional family values that are so important to John McCain.

It’s awkward, of course, that kid plotted with his mother to murder his step-father, and it’s sad that he won’t be able to recreate the kind of traditional family structure that he was exposed to at home until he gets out of prison in twenty or thirty years. But, hey, at least he had a mother and a father—until, you know, he shot his father four times in the back of the head.

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Dan, Chuck has been bugging me to ask you if you're going to mention anything about that stupid 'cake fart' bullshit that we hear on the radio all the time. Apparently a few fucked up people have a new fetish and its on radio stations and everything

Posted by Shawn | August 13, 2008 9:51 AM

I think they should give the kid a break. He doesn't have a father figure in his life.

Posted by Rain Monkey | August 13, 2008 10:16 AM

Chuck? At CrossCut? He's the dude behind those cake-fart fetish sites?

Posted by Dan Savage | August 13, 2008 10:16 AM

stepfathers aren't fathers.

i would know, since i am one.

Posted by max solomon | August 13, 2008 10:49 AM

How many prisoners (not counting possesion for personal use) were raised in two parent households? How many were raised by "traditional values"? Listening to Republicans you would think there would have to be none. They are such perfect ways to raise children that they couldn't ever fail to bring up fine citizens. Right? What bullshit.

Posted by Vince | August 13, 2008 11:43 AM

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