Adult children of LGBTI parents are ‘sticking up for marriage’ as the place where children should be raised…
Adults raised by same-sex parents are campaigning against same-sex marriage and gay adoption in a new video released by Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom.
In an anti-LGBTI parenting campaign titled ‘Marriage is our Future’, grown children of same-sex parents speak out against their upbringing, with many saying they support gay relationships – but not equal marriage.
‘I think that a lot us have deep deep feelings of protectiveness towards our gay parent because we love them so much, and a lot of us have seen clearly how they have struggled or suffered because of their sexuality,’ said video participant Katy Faust, who was raised by her mom and her mom’s partner.
‘But for me the issue is not about the gay parent at all, because i can tell you without a doubt that a same-sex attracted person can be a fantastic parent, because I had the best. The best. My mom was the best mom ever.
‘The question is, how’s that going with the missing parent?’
In a separate video interview, bisexual man Robert Oscar Lopez explained why he disagreed with equal marriage.
‘Even being bisexual and even being part of the community, gay marriage is wrong,’ he said.
‘Not because of religious reasons but because that’s not where kids come from.
‘I don’t want the right to put other children in that situation.’
He added: ‘The idea is so powerful in your head that there’s a father and a mother out there, I mean, how can you erase that?’
Other video participants said they felt fine about their upbringing, and suspected other children in the same situation would too, until they had a family of their own.
Dawn Stefanowicz, who was raised by her mother, father, and his partner, said that children of same-sex parents felt unable to say anything about their families, for fear of repercussions.
‘Children’s voices are being silenced,’ she said.
‘If you’re a child growing up in this, you’d better be politically correct, not just because you don’t want to hurt the feelings of your parents, but you also want to make sure you can get through school, get through college or university and get into a profession.
‘If you start speaking out about this in a negative way, you’re going to lose out big time.’