Parents in this video take their toddler, put him into a laundromat washing machine, close the door, and, well, somehow the machine locks the door and starts. You can see the child spinning around in the drum. Fortunately, they find the attendant who saves the child’s life.
As you watch this frightening video, ponder the statements from these right wing sages:
“Most of the data that I’ve read that the best environment for a child to grow up to be fully capable of achieving the American dream and having the best start at life in an intact two-parent family made up of a man and a woman. I would say that that’s what all the data would suggest… An intact two-parent family is in fact the best for our country. ” – Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
“We’re not going to allow gay people to adopt children, that’s against nature, it’s against nature’s God.” — Bill Donohue, President, Catholic League
Same sex marriage “is morally wrong, here are three social reasons it’s horrific social policy: 1)Unnatural behavior which results in disease, not the least of which is its high association with the development and spread of HIV/AIDS; 2) Confusing behavior which is harmful to children who have a deep need to understand the proper role of men and women in society and the important differences between men and women, and fathers and mothers; and 3) Undermines the longstanding definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, a definition which has been key to all aspects of social order and prosperity. Anytime that definition is weakened our culture is also weakened. And yes, that is also true for other conduct which weakens marriage’s importance in society.” – Andy Gipson, a Republican state Representative from Mississippi
“I advise parents to not allow their children to watch the ["Dancing with the Stars"] episodes in which Chaz appears.” — Dr. Keith Ablow on Fox
“So, we must ask, ‘Is it wise to enter the same- sex family experiment with a generation of children so we can learn how it will turn out?’ Is it ethical to turn thousands of children into human guinea pigs? The answer must be a resounding ‘no.’” — Glenn Stanton, Focus On The Family
Children with gay parents will end up “behind bars for committing violent crimes.” – Mat Staver, Chairman, Liberty Counsel and Dean, Liberty University Law School
I for one am sick and tired of the radical religious right saying gay people are unfit to raise children, should not be allowed to adopt, or claim that we’re going to do evil things to kids. There’s no data that gay people make bad parents. There’s tons of data about heterosexual parents being bad parents. And there’s plenty of data that shows children raised by same-sex parent-headed households do as good or better than their heterosexual-raised peers.
Hat-tip for the video: Gizmodo
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