Bush: Mary Cheney will make a "fine mom"
Last year Bush told the New York Times that a child should be raised "in a married family with a man and a woman." This week he told People Magazine, "Mary Cheney is going to make a fine mom, and she's going to love this child a lot. I think Mary is going to be a loving soul to her child. And I'm happy for her."
So does that mean Bush is happy for all the other lesbians and gays who are raising children? Does it mean he's going to back away from advocating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage? Or does he simply favor Mary Cheney because she's the Republican daughter of the Republican vice-president?
White House spokesman Tony Snow did his best to spin the apparent discrepancy. He said that Bush stands by his belief about a mother and father but also believes that "every human life is sacred and that every child that comes into this world deserves love, and he believes that Mary Cheney's child will in fact have loving parents."
Ah. So Mary Cheney's child will have loving parents. That clears that up.
But "every human life is sacred...every child that comes into this world deserves love"? Nice words, Mr. Snow, but surely your boss has heard the old adage about actions? Ask 655,000 dead Iraqis (thousands of them children) and 2,900 dead U.S. soldiers how "sacred" and "loved" they feel.
At least James Dobson is honest about his bigotry: "We should not enter into yet another untested and far-reaching social experiment, this one driven by the desires of same-sex couples to bear and raise children."
But Mr. Dobson, we're curious: What were some of those other "untested and far-reaching social experiments"? The abolition of slavery? Giving women the right to vote? Civil rights? Marriage between a man and a woman?