Can a Gay or Lesbian couple raise children properly and does a person’s sexual orientation have any bearing on whether or not they can be a parent? According to the Bible Homosexual relationships are not allowed so we should deny these couples any sort of rights, And should a parent deny their childs gay lover from coming to their home? Some of these questions came up in a discussion earlier and to me the answers although difficult for some, are really worth thinking about.
Can a Gay or Lesbian couple raise children properly and does a person’s sexual orientation have any bearing on whether or not they can be a parent? With this said, I also ask Can a straight couple raise children properly? A persons sexual orientation has nothing to do with parenting in my opinion, raising a child properly comes with how you parent not how you got to be a parent, I have known both straight and gay parents, some of the straight ones I would never leave my children with, I remember a lesbian couple when my kids were small who had four children, these kids were polite and the home they lived in was filled with love for the children and each other, I know in my heart these women were excellent parents who I would trust with my own.
I wholeheartedly believe in the Bible and we all should live our lives with the teachings as a guide, does the Bible say that people who are not straight are lesser people? I can’t say that I have ever read this as such, even though some interpret the Bible as saying so, I will let you know how I interpret that passage if I ever read it differently, but even if I do, I will still say do you really think God looks at anyone differently according to who they choose as a life partner? We are all Gods children and we should not judge one another in this manner.
Times are hard enough without discriminating against each other for being ourselves, I do not live a gay lifestyle and I would never condemn anyone for doing so, anyone who takes it upon themselves to deny anyone anything because they are not straight should be ashamed of themselves, if a same sex couple wants to live together and raise a family, how is this disrupting my family, and do I have any right to look down my nose at them for wanting the same thing I do, for heavens sake we should all be smart enough to know that a family is a family no matter if it is headed by a Mom and Dad, a Mom, a Dad, a Mom and Mom, or a Dad and Dad, it’s time we put all the foolishness aside and help each other.
Should a parent deny their Childs gay lover from coming to their home? This one depends on many factors, are you denying this person from visiting just because they are gay? Or are there other reasons, refusing to allow someone on your property is your business, if this person is an abusive type and has caused your child problems, then gay or straight something has to be done, in my opinion we shouldn’t mistreat anyone just because we don’t agree with their choice in partners, a person is confused enough when they start dating and they always seem to hide who they are seeing from their parents somewhat, but when they get serious and want you to meet who they have chosen, as parents we should be adult enough to allow our children to make their own choice, and stand behind their decisions.
I know there are the bad guys and girls we attempt to keep the kids away from, but have you ever noticed that the more you try to keep them away, the closer you actually push them in that direction. And do you really think that refusing to allow a same sex partner to come over for a visit will make your child not gay?
Gay or straight you have to be part of your childs life because life is hard, and refusing to allow our children to be themselves is a disservice you will regret later on, parenting is a hard job that is an on the job training thing, it doesn’t come with a manual and children are difficult no matter if the parent is gay or not, the lessons children learn depends on our parenting style regardless of our sexual orientation.
Straight parents, gay parents, single parents, or a mixture of all, we are all in this together and getting this generation raised without teaching them to hate, discriminate and judge is entirely up to us.