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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Besides being vicious, bigoted and homophobic, she's just plain WRONG
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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Besides being vicious, bigoted and homophobic, she's just plain WRONG

god, i hate to read stuff like this... AND, i would like to know what the hell larry king, the mainstream, plain vanilla talk show host, is doing offering a hate-monger like this a public platform...
During the January 17 edition of CNN's Larry King Live -- dedicated to a discussion about the implications of "the buzz around" award-winning film Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features, 2005) -- radio host Janet Parshall referred to the adoption of children by same-sex couples as "state-sanctioned child abuse" and implied that the "lifestyle" of Matthew Shepard, a gay man, was partly to blame for his 1998 murder.

Opining on gay marriage, Parshall called it a "pretend family," arguing that "God himself" defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and that "everything else is a fraudulent misrepresentation." She then asserted that allowing a gay couple to adopt constituted "state-sanctioned child abuse because you've purposely taken away either a momma or a daddy, and mom and dad are both necessary in a child's life."

Speaking about Shepard's death -- the result of severe injuries sustained during a violent beating at the hands of two men who, purportedly claiming to be gay, lured him from a campus bar at the University of Wyoming -- Parshall first asserted that she was not offering "a justification of what happened, because it was wrong, wrong, and wrong;" nonetheless, she suggested that "there's a lot of questions about his [Shepard's] background," and asked, "[W]as he looking for trouble in all the wrong places?"

where the hell does this bitch get off...? "pretend family," my ass... if you wanna go THAT route, there's plenty of us who grew up in "pretend families" - kids raised by cousins, uncles, aunts, neighbors, in foster homes, orphanages, by single gays, married gays, you name it - and many of those families are as real and, as often as not, as or more loving and nuturing than the vaunted mom, dad and kids that ms. hate holds up as the ideal...

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