Tuesday, February 15, 2005

With parents' like these....

Ah, you have to love the hypocrisy of the "good" Christian parent. Upon learning that their daughter is gay, they lean in and hate them with all of their almighty might.

What mother could give up her daughter because of a sexual orientation that is beyond her control?

Answer: the right- wing christian kind, thick with biblical rhetorical justification for their disdain.

If you ask me, I would rather have gay parents than the type of parents that they Keyes are.

Slice by Marc Fisher:

Maya Keyes loves her father and mother. She put off college and moved from the family home in Darnestown to Chicago to be with her dad on a grand adventure. Even though she disagrees with him on "almost everything" political, she worked hard for his quixotic and losing campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Now Maya Keyes -- liberal, lesbian and a little lost -- finds herself out on her own. She says her parents -- conservative commentator and perennial candidate Alan Keyes and his wife, Jocelyn -- threw her out of their house, refused to pay her college tuition and stopped speaking to her.

Maya, 19, says her parents cut her off because of who she is -- "a liberal queer." Tomorrow, she will take her private dispute with her dad into the open. She is scheduled to make her debut as a political animal, speaking at a rally in Annapolis sponsored by Equality Maryland, the state's gay rights lobby.

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If anyone was at that event, could you post your thoughts on Maya's speech? I would be curious to hear what she had to say, but can't make it to Maryland to witness first hand.


Ken Grandlund said...

Ah yes...and this kind of parental compassion being based on the religion of what? Love thy neighbor? Do unto others..? Judge not lest ye be judged?

Apparently, the wisdom and rule of God has been inserted into all those who claim to be righteuos. This is just the kind of God we can do without.

Or perhaps, those who proclaim a special relationship with this god are really just power hungry, freedom hating, misanthropists whose only satisfaction in life comes from forcing everyone to be just like them.

Good Post.

Andy Dabydeen said...

The Keyes obviously subscribe to a thunder & lightening god that smites the bejezzus out of sinning mortals. Damn good of them making an example of their child. Hope she makes an example of her parents -- how not to parent.

(And thanks for dropping by the site.)