07 Jan “Mother and Father” Out; “Gender-neutral” world In
“Mother” and “father” are no longer applicable terms, this according to the U.S. State Department. The recent announcement that “mother” and “father” will be removed from the passport application is just the latest move towards a “gender-neutral” world. Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services insists that the change to “parent one” and “parent two” is simply more precise and not a nod to political correctness – or to the lobbying efforts of homosexual advocates.
Gay advocates admit, however, to having lobbied for the change for years, claiming that the mother/father designation is discriminatory. According to Brenda Sprague of Passport Services, the mother and father terms “just didn’t capture the reality of their situation. Clearly we want to be sensitive to the feelings of other people, but we are also very conscious of our need to introduce the greatest degree of precision to the process.”
Using the term “precise” is an interesting choice of words. On a document whose primary purpose is to establish the identity of a person it would seem that the most “precise” and exact thing would be to identify the reality – that every person born has both a mother and a father.
The state department acknowledges that they’ve given the nod to a gender-neutral world and to alternative families. “These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families,” read a statement on their website.
Attempts to make “mother” and “father” and the traditional family obsolete are particularly disconcerting as the research continues to roll in on how crucial BOTH a mother and a father are to a child’s development – particularly a married mother and father. Go here to see some of that research.
This is a classic case of individuals being allowed to create a situation or a false need (allowing adults to intentionally strip a child of either their mother or their father through adoption and then magnifying the problem by denying that the child ever had both) and then these individuals insist that there’s a problem – and laws and society must conform and change to meet their artificially created “need.”
“Parent one and Parent two,” “Co-parents,” – you just can’t say “mom and dad.” Yes, the social engineers have made great strides! But the tragedy is that it our children who will be paying the dearest price for the abolition of “mother and father.”
Contact your Congressperson and let them know that the State Department has overstepped their bounds.
UPDATE! (Monday afternoon, January 10, 2011)
The State Department, fearing a backlash over the elimination of “mother” and “father” from the passport related document “Consular Report of Birth Abroad,” has returned those titles to the form. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked that the form again be modified to include the names of the child’s “mother or parent 1” and “father or parent 2.”
According to the web news service 365gay.com: “State Department officials said Clinton was concerned that eliminating “mother” and “father” from the forms would spark an unwanted fight with newly powerful Republican lawmakers who are calling for major cuts in foreign operations spending and have challenged administration policy in numerous areas.”
This second round of changes still bows to the gay agenda and still sends the cultural message that children aren’t born to or need both a mother and a father. Some will say “Well, at least we still have some recognition of mother and father.” Seems like a pitiful consolation prize…
The traditional nuclear family continues to be under-siege and Hillary Clinton needs to hear from you.