Thursday, June 26, 2008

How can this still be so?

I was recently blindsided by someone who looked right at me and started sharing with me, confidentially of course, that that child's issue was that she has (said with a conspiratorial and hushed tone) lesbian parents.

I just looked at her. Could she really not know that she just said that to a lesbian parent? Really?

I still just looked at her.

Then, "I bet if that girl had a father he would straighten her right out!"

She just said that to a SINGLE lesbian parent.

In retrospect, I am having a hard time believing that the look of utter disbelief on my face didn't tip her off.

I am astounded by the bigotry, sexism and prejudice that still exists.

Oh, and that child? She is being lovingly raised by lesbian foster parents that see the beautiful jewel that is hidden under all those protective layers that girl had to create to protect herself from her completely screwed-up, drug-addicted, sexually and physically abusive heterosexual parents.

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1 comment:

Debbi said...

In this day and age I am constantly surprised by the levels of ignorance people constantly reveal. I mean, really, how does one's sexual orientation have anything to do with their parenting skills and abilities? Or their ability to love a child?
It's astounding.
I hope you made her blush with shame after she uttered those ridiculous words.