Mythical-concepts-of-Family First have issued a pamphlet (warning: links to Family First website) outlining the “21 great reasons” to keep legally discriminating against loving same-sex couples and parents.
I assure you you don’t need to read it, since it’s actually just the same old four ridiculous reasons they always bring up:
- Marriage is an eternal unchanging institution, the Bible says so, also we’re afraid of change
- We don’t hate gay people, we just think they’re
- What about dogs, ponies, and underage children? (This line of reasoning really never does get less creepy, does it?)
- THINK OF THE CHILDREN (not because of the underage marriage provision, obvs)
Which is where they roll out this hilarious image:
I thought of a few ways to respond to this. There’s the classic “lacking one bio-parent doesn’t mean you never see a person of that gender for your entire childhood” argument:
Then there’s, “but despite continually insisting that you have SCIENCE on your side, you’ve simply never established that a parent of either gender is 100% necessary to the development of a well-socialised human being”:
But let’s be honest, after five minutes trying to engage with the bizarro logic of homophobic bigots, I just decided laughter was the best policy.