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Jun 13 2013

Wingnut Wants Children of Equality Advocates Removed

Raynard Jackson, a Republican political and PR consultant, has an absolutely deranged column in Charisma magazine demanding that social services remove the children of people who advocate in favor of same-sex marriage and teach their kids that gay couples should have legal equality.

Krystal Ball, another MSNBC talk show host and feminist, aired a video of her and her 5-year-old daughter, Ella. Ball asks Ella if she knows what marriage is, and she says she does not. Then the daughter says marriage is between a man and a woman. That’s when her mother begins to indoctrinate her daughter about homosexual marriage. I was mortified that a parent would do this to her own daughter—on national TV. Social services should remove Ella from this house because her mother is without question an unfit parent…

What Ball did to her daughter may not be child abuse legally, but morally it is definitely abuse, and I am amazed that even liberals of goodwill have not criticized her for such abuse.

How about we take your kids away instead for being an authoritarian asshole?

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  1. 1
    Nichelle

    You don’t mess with someones kids. Not ever.

  2. 2
    Modusoperandi

    Thank God for these Small Government Republicans.

  3. 3
    =8)-DX

    Actually, in practice, one usually has to explain why you can’t just arbitrarily marry whoever. My daughter used to say things like “I love Mary, we’re going to get married on Tuesday” or “Can I marry a cat?” And a parent has to carefully explain that marriage is for grownups and you don’t know who you’re going to love yet, and no you can’t marry Daddy, that’s not allowed.

    Even funnier was hearing the 9-year-old friend of my daughter explain how “I’ve already had sex ‘cos I was naked in the shower with Mummy!”

  4. 4
    Dr X

    =8)-DX:

    Actually, in practice, one usually has to explain why you can’t just arbitrarily marry whoever.

    My niece and nephew, who are twins, were engaged to one another for several years, but they called off the wedding when they were six.

  5. 5
    Modusoperandi

    Dr X “My niece and nephew, who are twins, were engaged to one another for several years, but they called off the wedding when they were six.”
    They called it off? Now what am I going to do with this bread maker?

  6. 6
    Gregory in Seattle

    I revere you to Octavia Butler’s Parable duology, particularly the second book, Parable of the Talents.

    The United States and the world are engulfed in political, social, economic and climate troubles (described by one character as “World War III on an installment plan.”) By 2028, a political party with the name of Christian America holds the White House and solid majorities in the House and Senate, and dominates most state legislatures. Roaming thugs known as Jarrett’s Crusaders (after the president, Reverend Andrew Steele Jarrett) exact religious based hurt to “cultists” — a broad term that includes anyone outside of a narrow fundamentalist, Dominionist Christian theology. One of their “mission objectives” is to kidnap children from “cultists” and carry them over state lines to be raised by “proper” Christian Americans.

    Officially, the Crusaders are denounced for their illegal and unconstitutional activities, although such denouncements are usually followed with, “But is what they are doing wrong?” They are suspiciously well coordinated, well funded and well armed, and the police (in CA dominated areas, at least) have a habit of shrugging their shoulders and saying, “We can’t find anything. Really.”

    It seemed outrageous when I read the first book in 1993; America would never get that, right? Now… not so much.

  7. 7
    fifthdentist

    Gimme that old time small gov’mint
    Gimme that old time small gov’mint
    Gimme that old time small gov’mint
    It’s good enough for me

  8. 8
    CaitieCat, getaway driver

    I feel the same way as this jackass does, only I feel it’s “teaching them religion when they’re young” that should be grounds for a child abuse report. Filling a credulous child’s head with endless tales of the eternal hellfire? how the fuck is that not emotional abuse? Oh, right. Privilege.

  9. 9
    Pierce R. Butler

    Raynard Jackson would fit in really well in today’s Russia.

  10. 10
    Cal

    I guess to certain groups teaching your children about reality is now considered abuse… :(

  11. 11
    raven

    This guy is talking about the majority of the population.

    Where are they going to put all those millions of kids? And support them, educate them, and so on? Kids are expensive.

    I suppose they will have to use those FEMA concentration camps and raise taxes. Oops, they better cancel their plans. Can’t be raising taxes now, can they?

  12. 12
    Michael Heath

    Ed writes:

    How about we take your [Raynard Jackson's] kids away instead for being an authoritarian asshole?

    I’m confident if Mr. Jackson was confronted with such a reply we’d then observe a giant whoosh.

  13. 13
    DBP

    I remember there being a blog post out not too long ago that said the children of anti-gay bigots should be taken away (it was tongue in cheek).
    I can’t find it now, but I do recall that it was a good read.

  14. 14
    kermit.

    raven: I suppose they will have to use those FEMA concentration camps and raise taxes. Oops, they better cancel their plans. Can’t be raising taxes now, can they?

    Don’t be so radical; good Christians would never raise taxes. But surely it’s better to let the kids starve (poor little tykes) than let them burn in God’s loving hellfire forever, isn’t it? Tough love, neighbor, tough love. Besides, we don’t have to actually look at them over in those FEMA camps. We can pray for them every week; that does more good than anything materialistic.

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