reply to post by FugitiveSoul
I am really glad that the fellow in the video is happy with his life so far. Nobody has ever suggested that every
gay family will have bad
children or that every
straight family will have good children. And I'm positive the Pope hasn't said that.
I think the point is which is the better setting, in general, for children. As I've mentioned, I haven't gone through the studies to sort out
contending claims. But, there is a strong feeling that having a male and a female role model in the house is a positive thing. I can accept that.
There is also some research, that I know very
little about, that there may be negative characteristics to many gay relationships that can hurt
the kids. As I said, I know next to zero about it, so I won't discuss it until I do.
In his speech, the Pope was encouraging the diplomats to work for policies that would strengthen families and make parents better. He, and I,
understand the tragedies that can come from bad parents gay or straight.
As an aside, I don't think that the video proves that gay marriages work as well as straight parenting. A sample size of 1 doesn't prove a lot.
Oh, I need some help on another point. Earlier in the thread I asked if "homosexual" could be reduced to a short, simple, convenient, positive,
word like "gay," what could "heterosexual" be reduced to. I'll take your suggestion of "normal" if you'd like, or perhaps you have another