Two troubling movies premiered in late summer; perhaps you saw them. I saw only the trailers on television, but it was clear that they aimed to continue the deconstruction of the family, especially the notion that families consist of a married mom and dad.
"The Kids Are All Right" focuses on two women who live together and are not married to men. But, they were both inseminated by the same man to produce each of their babies.
It appears that the sperm donor and the two women and their offspring all get together for a rollicking good time. This situation is touted as the “modern family.” The film is clearly social change advocacy.
The next movie, "The Switch," is about a single mother and an apparent mix-up with her sperm donor. The common denominator of both films: It really doesn’t matter whether kids have a dad.
It doesn’t matter to me — nor to children — whether the two women love each other and their children, or the single mother by choice really loves her children.
What matters to the children is that there was an intentional decision to not have a father in the children’s lives. (The same would be true of a mother if the genders in the films were reversed.)
It is as though the polarity of male and female influences really don’t matter as long as the adults are happy with their decisions. Talk about the height of selfishness!
I have been on the air more than three decades, and I can tell you that each and every caller felt deeply about the presence and love of a mother and a father.
Grandparents and other extended family were blessings; step-parents sometimes were a blessing also. But none of that potential love and attention erased the hurt and longing for that mom or dad.
These films are a continuation of the brainwashing going on in our media, which proclaims that the needs of the child are best served by whatever parents want to do: shack up, have babies out of wedlock, multiple relationships, custody and visitation, complicated and strife-filled step-family situations, single parenting by choice, choosing not to have the male/female polarity in the children’s lives, and so forth.
This deconstruction of the family into what is viewed as the “modern family” hurts children. But social activists don’t care about that. They care about their own choices and need fulfillment. It is all very, very sad.
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