Homosexuals raising children, before and after it became an issue
Homosexuals raising children in our ever-changing world seems to be an enormous problem to many people. Most of the people who think narrow mindedly about gays and lesbians raising children are usually conservatives, political leaders, and are of the older generations. One of the big issues is that society is resisting change. Getting people to accept change is like pulling teeth. Since society is frightened by change, they do not want to embrace it. The world is changing everyday in many different aspects, causing new issues to pop up constantly.
Before homosexuals raising children became an issue life was simpler. Many people viewed the world in a lighthearted way. People thought that a family should be traditional like the characters in "Leave it to Beaver." A family who consists of a mother in the kitchen, frying up some bacon and eggs, dad in the living room reading his paper and sipping on freshly squeezed orange juice, the boys in the back yard playing a quick game of football, and a shiny new Buick sitting in the driveway. However, that is not the case anymore. The world is changing in so many diverse ways; from the economy to child rearing. The world would be a much better place to live in, if society would start embracing these changes and make the best of them. Another issue was that gays and lesbians used to be afraid to "come out of the closet." They were told that it was wrong and dirty to have these homosexual feelings. Therefore, homosexuals would disguise their true feelings, causing them to feel like lost souls. At one time, homosexuals felt that something was terribly wrong with them because that is what everybody was conveying. Also people were very belligerent about interracial marriage 40 years ago. Nobody wanted to accept interracial marriages because it was again, a big change.
The world today is made up of all sorts of missed matched families. There...
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