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Barbara Kay: Gay advocate unwittingly encourages idea that children can be taught to be gay

Posted on 2015-03-05 10:38:21

The headline of a recent Washington Post  article was provocative, as it was meant to be: “I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay too.” Writer, CNN political commentator and ardent feminist Sally Kohn set off a national firestorm of criticism with her admission that she would prefer that her daughter be gay like her than heterosexual, because she thinks being lesbian is a “an asset and a gift.” So far Kohn’s six-year old daughter shows no signs of following in her mother’s footsteps, in spite of a household filled with gay-themed books and admonitions, when she plays “family” with a mommy and daddy to consider playing with two daddies or two mommies. In fact, “she’s boy crazy” and even has a crush on an older boy in her school bus. Kohn says she confided her discomfort over this to a friend, who responded, “Bet it wouldn’t bother you so much if her crush was on a girl.” Well, hats off to Kohn for her frankness (“She was right.”). Still, that does not excuse in her attitude what some of her more virulent detractors call “child abuse,” but what I would merely characterize as reverse evangelism. She vaunts in her own behaviour what she would condemn in a heterosexual parent. Being Democrat and Jewish are choices, based in values. You don’t choose sexuality. Kohn joined Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC’s The Current  in company with gay writer Jerry Mahoney and lesbian journalist Susan G. Cole to discuss the article. It was amusing to observe the contrast between the ebullient and confident, but intellectually superficial Kohn, and the quietly thoughtful, excruciatingly polite, but critical Mahoney and Cole. Kohn’s position is ill-considered. She thinks wanting her daughter to be gay is “like wanting my kid to be a Democrat, like wanting my kid to be Jewish.” Well, uh, no, as Mahoney explained: being Democrat and Jewish are choices, you see, based in values. You don’t choose sexuality. (--image--) Cole concurred, and gently expressed discomfort with the notion of even........

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The Black Book of the American Left: Volume 2 — The Progressives

Barbara Kay: How utterly irrational faith-based global-warming theory is In an April 30 article, “Climate change and health: Extreme heat a ‘silent’ killer, Globe and Mail reporter Karen McColl...


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Latest Column

Barbara Kay: Gay advocate unwittingly encourages idea that children can be taught to be gay

Posted on 2015-03-05 10:38:21

The headline of a recent Washington Post  article was provocative, as it was meant to be: “I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay too.” Writer, CNN political commentator and ardent feminist Sally Kohn set off a national firestorm of criticism with her admission that she would prefer that her daughter be gay like her than heterosexual, because she thinks being lesbian is a “an asset and a gift.” So far Kohn’s six-year old daughter shows no signs of following in her mother’s footsteps, in spite of a household filled with gay-themed books and admonitions, when she plays “family” with a mommy and daddy to consider playing with two daddies or two mommies. In fact, “she’s boy crazy” and even has a crush on an older boy in her school bus. Kohn says she confided her discomfort over this to a friend, who responded, “Bet it wouldn’t bother you so much if her crush was on a girl.” Well, hats off to Kohn for her frankness (“She was right.”). Still, that does not excuse in her attitude what some of her more virulent detractors call “child abuse,” but what I would merely characterize as reverse evangelism. She vaunts in her own behaviour what she would condemn in a heterosexual parent. Being Democrat and Jewish are choices, based in values. You don’t choose sexuality. Kohn joined Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC’s The Current  in company with gay writer Jerry Mahoney and lesbian journalist Susan G. Cole to discuss the article. It was amusing to observe the contrast between the ebullient and confident, but intellectually superficial Kohn, and the quietly thoughtful, excruciatingly polite, but critical Mahoney and Cole. Kohn’s position is ill-considered. She thinks wanting her daughter to be gay is “like wanting my kid to be a Democrat, like wanting my kid to be Jewish.” Well, uh, no, as Mahoney explained: being Democrat and Jewish are choices, you see, based in values. You don’t choose sexuality. (--image--) Cole concurred, and gently expressed discomfort with the notion of even........

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