Bristol Palin Weighs In on Gay Marriage

I have been pretty cranky today, and so I decided not to take it out on Bristol Palin. I'm sure she's a lovely young lady, but what are you going to do with this nonsense?
“While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”
I think there are some definite misconceptions here. Teaching your children to be tolerant of people who are gay and who are raising children–what’s wrong with that? Has Bristol forgotten that her own brother is disabled and deserves equal rights and legal protections and tolerance and understanding, especially from the likes of poor, deranged Andrew Sullivan?

People have been gay for thousands of years; we are now evolving, as a society and getting to a place where their rights should be protected just like the rights of other Americans. I'll say that again--we are evolving as a society. Always have been, always will be. The efforts of some to take us back to the Spanish Inquisition are failing spectacularly. The world is best left to the young right now because the old are not setting a great example. 

The same progression of thought took us out of the era where people were denied equal rights because of the color of their skin or the severity of their disability. America moves forward, not backwards. Trying to hit the brakes with your blog posts ain't gonna stop that.

What’s wrong with a President who wants to grant freedom and liberty to Americans? All we hear about is how President Obama wants to turn America into a socialist paradise–and yet, he’s the only guy who says we should grant more freedoms to more Americans and stop denying them their civil rights.

Oh, and kids do quite well when they have a parent. Try growing up without one sometime and see how that turns out. It’s a tough road, and there is no guarantee that having one or two parents or a gay parent or a foster parent will make or break a kid’s life, but I think we can agree that having someone who loves them in their life is better than nothing.