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I am a Catholic stay-at-home mother of seven, and I live in the state of Massachusetts where "gay marriage" has been legal for seven years and it's just one aspect of the larger secular agenda. Because we have so many little children, it takes a phenomenal effort to go anywhere. We have only filled our truck with gasoline twice this entire summer vacation. We go to Mass and we go two miles up the road to a small outdoor swimming pool. That's pretty much it.

At the pool this summer there were homosexual couples with children and, while I was polite as my own young daughters doted on the baby with two "mommies", I also held my breath in anticipation of awkward questions - questions I'm not ready to answer. My young daughters are all under the age of eight and they are not old enough to understand why a baby would have two women calling themselves "mommies".

When there were two men relaxing at the side of the pool unnaturally close to each other, effeminately rubbing elbows and exchanging doe-eyes, I was again anxiously watching my children hoping they wouldn't ask questions. They don't see Daddy do that with anyone but Mommy. We haven't been back to the pool for a couple of weeks, except once but it rained. The truth is, now I don't really want to go back.

So what am I harping about?

Today we decided to go to the park. We live near a nice park that is safe, clean and quiet. Two of my daughters were in the sandbox, one on the slide, the other on the swings, and as I lifted the baby out of his stroller I looked up to see four women laughing at a baby boy as he was swinging in one of those bucket baby swings. That seems harmless enough, but I'm so sensitized to the strangeness in my community that I've developed this ever-present jumpiness whenever I'm in public. Sure enough, two of the women, so happy to see a baby boy laughing, embraced and remained standing there rubbing each other's back in a way that was clearly not just friendly affection.

This is my community. I find myself unable to even leave the house anymore without worrying about what in tarnation we are going to encounter. We are responsible citizens. We live by the rules, we pay our taxes, we take care of our things. I'm supposed to be able to influence what goes on in my community, and as a voter I do exercise that right. But I'm outnumbered. I can't even go to normal places without having to sit silently and tolerate immorality. We all know what would happen if I asked two men or two women to stop displaying, right in front of me and my children, that they live in sodomy.

Accepting Abundance, Accepting Abundance 136 Comments [9/1/2011 3:54:24 AM]
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Damn those homosexuals for finding love with one another!

Secondly, unless you spread your own bigotry, your children aren't going to be bothered by any of this. Why should they be?

9/1/2011 4:04:01 AM

Tallyho

...standing there rubbing each other's back in a way that was clearly not just friendly affection.

Clearly? How?

Filthy as my mind is I can't conjure up an image of "rubbing each others back" in a lewd way.

9/1/2011 4:16:48 AM

Matante

Because obviously, they'll never ask anything uncomfortable on their own. Why did you make so many children if you were scared of talking to them??? When the oldest is twelve years old and wants to ask "Billy puts his hand there and I don't like that, but I'm afraid he won't like me if I make him stop, what do I do?" will she be scared of asking you?

Free tip: They're old enough to know why some families have gay parents as soon as they're old enough to notice that they do. Only you are making this complicated.

9/1/2011 4:16:53 AM

loki

Feeling uncomfortable in certain situations is something you learned at one time and so you can unlearn them. It would help if you simply talk to them. Not in a offensive way but as civilized people. Get to know people before you condemn them.

9/1/2011 4:17:13 AM

Mudak

You've got seven kids and you're worried about other people's negative influence on the world? We're overpopulated as it is...

9/1/2011 4:17:47 AM

From the frozen north, Death cometh

The problem here isn't people expressing their love for one another, it's your inability to be OK with people different than you.

You don't have the authority to decide other people's sexuality and unless you want to ban all forms of affection in the public by law, you should just shut up and get over yourself.

"We are responsible citizens. We live by the rules, we pay our taxes, we take care of our things."
As are the homosexuals you are trying to sweep under the rug. Only because you don't like what someone else does... Democracies don't work that way, lady. You can't limit other peoples freedom without limiting your own.

Replace every mention of "homosexual couple" with "black and white couple" and you might grasp why I think you a close-minded, racist bigot.

9/1/2011 4:18:24 AM

Sevagram

"This is my community."

It's no more your community than it is theirs. You all share it. Learn to get on with people.

"We are responsible citizens."

So are they, probably.

"We live by the rules"

So do they, probably.

"we pay our taxes"

So do they, probably

"we take care of our things."

so do they, probably

"I'm supposed to be able to influence what goes on in my community, and as a voter I do exercise that right."

So do they. Again, it's not exclusively your community.

"But I'm outnumbered."

No you're not. You're paranoid.

"I can't even go to normal places without having to sit silently and tolerate immorality."

Tolerating difference without harping on about how much you don't like it is a sign of maturity. Try growing up.

"We all know what would happen if I asked two men or two women to stop displaying, right in front of me and my children, that they live in sodomy."

Yes, we do. And frankly they'd be perfectly within their rights to tell you to f**k off and mind your own petty-minded business. Provided they aren't stripping off and doing it in the grass in front of you, or molesting your kids (and they are no more likely to do these things than heterosexuals)you have no right to say anything.

Get over yourself.

9/1/2011 4:43:28 AM

Cid Highwind

Awwww, is the poor wittle mommy of seven (Jesus! Rabbit much?) afraid of the ebil ebil gheys? Too bad they get out of their closets, huh?
You know what, "AcceptingAbundance"? Become a full-time shut-in, then you'll never have to worry about seeing those evil sodomites again. Maybe other idiotic fundies will follow your example, would surely make the world a better place.
And, as an afterthought: "We are responsible citizens. We live by the rules, we pay our taxes, we take care of our things." --> so am I. I just happen to be gay.

9/1/2011 4:43:50 AM


Mudak

One more thing about your seven kids, lady: it's a vagina, not a clown car...

9/1/2011 4:47:24 AM

Radaghast

Whew... homosexuals in public.

Thank God.

At least there were no niggers, jews, spics, indians, athiests, muslims, commies, chinks, or pretty much anyone who isn't W.A.S.P.
Ahh... to remember the time when hating someone was simply based off of race, or religion. Hating these days is so complex. It's cool though, seems that as soon as something becomes... un chic to hate, we find a new group to focus on.


Public threat number one!

Everytime a man sucks another mans cock, the terrorists win!





Seriosuly though...didn't we abandon this sort of mentality like... 50+ years ago?

I mean... I don't like Juggalos, but I still go out in public....

9/1/2011 4:52:51 AM

Mister Spak

"I also held my breath in anticipation of awkward questions - questions I'm not ready to answer. My young daughters are all under the age of eight and they are not old enough to understand why a baby would have two women calling themselves "mommies". "

Your daughter appears to be smarter than you.

"I find myself unable to even leave the house anymore without worrying about what in tarnation we are going to encounter."

You sound like a muslim keeping his daughters locked up because he's afraid to expose them children to rampant infidel sin.

9/1/2011 5:02:45 AM

Bollox

So stay in, already.

9/1/2011 5:04:18 AM

Pule Thamex

Oh well done. I must congratulate you. You're doing the right thing by not leaving the house. It is your duty to see that your children will be as utterly bereft of sense as you are when they in turn have children of their own. Scant consolation I know, but at least the homosexual gentlemen you mentioned were not Catholic priests engaged in child abuse. Don't forget to keep your eye on those Catholic Fathers up there in Massachusetts. Be ever vigilant. Don't let friendly affection come between you and deranged superstition. Let hatred be your watchword and remain forever suspicious.

PS. You are right to protect the kids from the world of sodomy. Time enough for that when they are older and become imprisoned criminals.

9/1/2011 5:30:02 AM

Meishayuri

I am a lesbian. I live in Pennsylvania. There are plenty of puritan, bigoted fundies all around me that make comments about my wife and I. Instead of doing what their scripture tells them to do (Love your neighbor as thyself, even Jesus said that) you instead focus on the sin of it all, being careful to judge others (even Jesus said Judge not lest ye be judged). You, and people like you, live your lives in an insular and surreal world of ancient, outdated morality gleaned from a text designed to keep you paranoid, delusional, and mentally ill so that people can manipulate you out of your money (which you should be spending on birth control), time, and energy in an attempt to rule the world globally. You make all the problems of being uncomfortable, worried about questions, and labeling sinners on your own. Your sickness is an abhorrent profanity caused by religion that destroys everything, including common sense and independent thought. If you don't like it, don't look at it.

9/1/2011 5:39:16 AM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

Simple solution: When she sees these couples who make her feel all grossed out and yucky, she should just imagine that they are a heterosexual couple, one of whom has a severe hormone imbalance. She's already letting her imagination control her life, so it should be easy.

Bonus Tip ~ To keep up her confidence, she could try repeating the mantra beloved of catholic mums, muslim mums, and willingly suppressed mums everywhere:

Who? Me? I'm no queer!
I have a baby every year.



9/1/2011 5:40:25 AM

Jeff D.

We have a saying in Massachusetts. If you don't like it, leave.

9/1/2011 5:43:39 AM



I hope at least one of her kids turns out to be gay.

9/1/2011 5:44:20 AM

JSS

People actually have the audacity to live, *gasp*, differently than I do? This is unacceptable! I'm outnumbered and therefore bullied by people who accept this, even though if the numbers were in my favor I'd just might join the rabids shouting at the gays to "DEAL WITH IT!!!1!!!11!". In the words of Marge Simpson, since I, personally, find this distasteful, nobody should be allowed to do it in our free society.

9/1/2011 5:46:17 AM

kuribo

so what you are saying is that you have social anxiety diaorder

9/1/2011 5:51:23 AM

ixolite

O noes! There are people who do not follow the same bronze age mythology that I do! o_O


9/1/2011 6:00:19 AM

dionysus

I also held my breath in anticipation of awkward questions - questions I'm not ready to answer.

Oh noes! Not questions! Seriously though, kids ask a lot of awkward questions. Sometimes those questions end up embarrassing you in front of other people. If you're not prepared to answer awkward questions then you're not mature enough to be a parent.

The truth is, now I don't really want to go back...I've developed this ever-present jumpiness whenever I'm in public...I find myself unable to even leave the house anymore without worrying about what in tarnation we are going to encounter.

I feel sorry for you. You live in fear all because your bigotry is controlling you and you'd rather avoid difficult questions than confront them. And I don't mean your kids' questions, I mean your own. If I had to take a stab at it I'd say you're afraid of finding out that the so-called "immoral" homosexuals are just normal people.

9/1/2011 6:16:04 AM

Aspergus

Guess what, lady? It's their community as much as it is yours, and it's not like they're fucking right there in plain sight of everybody. Nobody is going to censor themselves just because some "concerned" citizens in the community have the need to shelter their kids from anything that doesn't fit nicely into their narrow ideological worldview.

9/1/2011 6:18:21 AM

Table Rock

You sound just like the people I grew up with who bitched that blacks or Hispanics or even Catholics moved into town. you know what I called them? Narrow-minded, bigoted pricks. Now guess which group I thought had a negative effect on the community?

9/1/2011 6:31:25 AM

= POPE =

"We have only filled our truck with gasoline twice this entire summer vacation."

Yes, isn't the price of gasoline terrible?

Oh, and:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0kJHQpvgB8

Not quite as relevant as the other YouTube rebuttal, but it says what's on my mind after reading this.

Over-consumption of this product may cause anal leakage.

9/1/2011 6:31:28 AM

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