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Friday, January 27, 2023
What Do We Say to a Committed Same-Sex Couple Raising Children They Love?

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It's easy to oppose "the LGBTQ agenda" when it is brazen and vulgar, marching down our city streets in open display. Or when it supports the genital mutilation and chemical castration of children.

But what do you say to that very nice, same-sex couple who lives next door, the ones raising the abandoned child they adopted? Are they also a part of an evil agenda? Should they be demonized and condemned?

When singer Amy Grant was criticized for hosting her niece's same-sex wedding ceremony (despite her Christian roots), she replied, "I never chase any of those rabbits down the rabbit hole. I love my family. I love those brides. They're wonderful, our family is better and you should be able to be who you are with your family and be loved by them."

To paraphrase, "This is about family and about love. Why must you religious fundamentalists get all worked up about how two people love each other?"

In Grant's eyes, loving Jesus also includes embracing this same-sex couple. As she said, "Honestly, from a faith perspective, I do always say, 'Jesus, you just narrowed it down to two things: love God and love each other.' I mean, hey—that's pretty simple."

The fact is that there are countless thousands of gay couples whose lives are very similar to the lives of heterosexual couples. They go to work. They spend time with their friends. They have hobbies. And although they are half as likely as heterosexual couples to be raising children, thousands of them are, in fact, devoted parents.

Just listen to the Congressional testimony of former Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney as he shared how he and his same-sex partner have adopted and raised unwanted children for 27 years. read more

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