Posted by Jim_Daly Sep 13, 2012
As of now, the state’s current law only allows two parents per child, which is both the historical standard and the common sense one.
So why aren’t two enough anymore?
Children of lesbian couples may have two “mothers,” but it’s obviously impossible for a child to be conceived without a father. The same is true for homosexual men; every child is born of a mother, even if the male couple deems her simply utilitarian in nature.
California state Senator Mark Leno introduced the legislation expanding parenthood earlier this year when he learned of the unfortunate plight of a young girl named M.C. The little girl’s biological mother is a lesbian who is “married” to another woman. The state recognizes the two women as M.C.’s parents, but the youngster suddenly found herself in an even more precarious position when her biological mother went to prison and her other “mother” was hospitalized.
The circumstances are very disturbing. The biological mother went to jail because her boyfriend stabbed the other “mother.”
The biological father requested custody but was denied because of California’s two-parent policy. Instead, the child became a ward of the state. Even though the two women were otherwise disposed, the law still views them as the child’s legitimate parents.
The sordid details notwithstanding, the consequences of this law designed to allow for multiple parents are far reaching and tragic.
I fear for the child who will soon be pulled in every direction, their loyalties challenged and their sense of morality further corrupted and confused.
This is what happens when the gender of a parent no longer matters, when culture sees the role of mothers and fathers as interchangeable or even irrelevant rather than sacred and distinct.
A mother cannot be a father and a father cannot be a mother.
California Senator Mark Leno may be on the verge of a legislative victory, but like regularly happens with attempts to redefine God's design of the family, when radicals win, it’s the children who ultimately lose.
Follow me on Twitter @Dalyfocus
Follow me on Facebook
Have something to say about this article? Leave your comment via Facebook below!
Recently by Jim Daly
- Robin Williams: Could His Faith Have Prevented His Suicide?Monday, August 18, 2014
- Loving a Prodigal ChildFriday, August 15, 2014
- One Way to Prepare Your Teen for CollegeThursday, August 14, 2014
- A Secret That Can Change Your LifeWednesday, August 13, 2014
- Help Your Child Thrive in the Middle School YearsTuesday, August 12, 2014
Recently on Crosswalk Blogs
Add Crosswalk.com content to your siteBrowse available content