Remember when all we had to worry about was kids turning to “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll”? lol! But one thing leads to another and I must say something about some of the messages I’m seeing out there.
For example, some of the posts I’ve been seeing about abortion lately prompted me to link to this article, Men and Abortion, one of several that points out that often women who choose to have abortions are victims of those who convince her to have one. This is a Society issue – not just a women’s issue.
Billboards in Florida that say something to the effect of “Your mother chose life, shouldn’t you?” don’t really address the issue. In fact, it picks on the woman – but there is more than a woman involved here. There is the father and even the extended family, even if they know nothing about it. There is also Society, who pressures women to have an abortion, because Society has deemed it legal, and, therefore okay.
How about the “Hate the sin, but love the sinner” billboards in Tennessee in the news lately? We’re all sinners so why should one particularly sin be pointed out? The truth is, I’m not in charge of other people’s lifestyle choices. What you do as an adult in the privacy of your home is your responsibility. I’m not the bedroom police. However, when a certain group’s rights tromp on other people’s rights, then I have to speak up.
Take, for example, this article, Breaking the Silence: Redefining Marriage Hurts Women Like Me and Our Children. I’ve spoken out about the rights of children to know their biological mother and father for over ten years now – ever since I met my biological father and wrote Myths of the Fatherless. Ideally, children would be raised by their bio mom and bio dad. But when you create high-tech babies or adopt (whether by same sex couples or opposite sex couples), or divorce, you interrupt that normal cycle of life.
Each successive generation creates more and more problems by ignoring this basic human need.
More and more people are speaking up about the “dark truth that isn’t being spoken” about same sex marriage, children, and divorce – what you see in the media isn’t the complete story. So I feel the need to continue to address this issue through my blog, fiction, and songs.
“Screamie Birds” may be more and more appropriate for what I have to scream about. :)