Reality-based people know that one’s sexual orientation — if you’re heterosexual –doesn’t automatically come with special parenting powers. Fundies seem to think so for some unknown reason. They really should reconsider that thinking, since we find so many horrid stories like this:

Stepmother of boy who died tied to tree released on bond.

A woman charged with murder in the death of her 13-year-old stepson, who died last June after being tied to a tree overnight, has been released on bond, authorities said.

Sandra McMillan posted a $200,000 bond Monday. She pleaded not guilty in January to first-degree murder, felony child abuse, aiding and abetting murder and aiding and abetting felony child abuse.

McMillan and her husband, Brice, are accused of tying up Tyler McMillan overnight last June for being disobedient. The teen also was tied to the tree the next night, and Sandra McMillan found him unresponsive the following afternoon.

An autopsy determined Tyler McMillan died of dehydration and heat stroke.

Read the full extent of the injuries below the fold.From the autopsy:

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding