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The swift wingnut attacks over Cheney pregnancy

These folks are in complete vile meltdown. Check out these choice quotes and please pass the popcorn.

“They’re deliberately bringing a child into the world without a father, leaving a great gaping hole. Father absence is the biggest problem we’re facing in this country,” she said, and “the root cause of all sorts of negative outcomes — drug use, juvenile delinquency. You name it.”
Janice Course of Concerned Women for America, on ABC

“It’s very disappointing that a celebrity couple like this would deliberately bring into the world a child that will never have a father. They are encouraging people who don’t have the advantages they have.”
— Crouse, bleating for AP; she also referred to the Cheney pregnancy as “unconscionable.”

Well, Crouse is right with that last statement — even with the potential legal challenges to any contracts Cheney and Heather Poe draw up, the fact that they are wealthy and privileged give them a level of protection most gays and lesbians do not have.

Let’s move on to another familiar con-servative…

I think it’s tragic that a child has been conceived with the express purpose of denying it a father. Fatherhood is important and always will be, so if Mary and her partner indicate that that is a trivial matter, they’re shortchanging this child from the start….Mary and Heather can believe what they want. but what they’re seeking is to force others to bless their nonmarital relationship as marriage and to create a culture that is based on sexual anarchy instead of marriage and family values.”
—  Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Media Institute of the Media Research Center.

And the Focus on the Anus folks were out bleating as well. (AP):

Carrie Gordon Earll, a policy analyst for the conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family, expressed empathy for the Cheney family but depicted the newly announced pregnancy as unwise.

Just because you can conceive a child outside a one-woman, one-man marriage doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Love can’t replace a mother and a father.”

And we can’t leave out our favorite “homosexual lifestyle investigator”  Porno Pete, in a rare commentary on lesbians

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Obviously, we’re saddened at the spectacle of the Vice President’s daughter, Mary Cheney, living in an open lesbian relationship, and now bringing a child into a home that is fatherless by design. In our view, this is another case of the “gay” movement putting its wants (in this case, having a child) above what’s best for children. “Two mommies” or “two daddies” will never substitute for a home with a married mom and a dad, and it is sad when men or women model immoral homosexual behavior before innocent children in a home setting.
Peter LaBarbera 

These are incredibly hurtful comments, and show the naked hate of the fringe right, the very base of the GOP which the Cheneys supported and encouraged. It’s sad in many respects for Heather and Mary, but the reaction of these alleged moralists and “Christians” is a surprise to no one who’s been on the receiving end of the endless bigotry.

Again, will they have anything to say in support of gay and lesbian families who don’t have a high profile — or can afford what meager legal protections available.

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