If we recall our African American history brief, somehow you should remember the Underground Railroad. Now a century and decades later, the Director of Issue Analysis for the anti-gay American Family Association has called for a new Underground Railroad to deliver children from gay parents. Bryan Fischer believes that children of same-sex parents should be rescued.
Fischer is not the only one who thinks this.
He recently, tweeted a link to an essay written by Robert Oscar Lopez, who claims “children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them — I know, because I have been there.” In the post Lopez writes about his experience growing up with his mother and her partner. He discusses how he felt his household was different from his peers. In the lengthy post, he goes back and forth talking about traditional households and what he missed out on growing up.
Fischer also tweeted, “Head of Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households goes on trial.” In true
new world order, he included a link to a story about Kenneth Miller. Miller is a minister who is to stand trial for helping a woman abscond to Nicaragua to avoid visitation rights a court had ordered for her female ex-partner over their child.
Another allusion to the Underground Railroad was highlighted. “I think she’s in the equivalent of the underground railroad with the religious people … who see the gay rights agenda overwhelming their religious rights,” said Gary Buseck, legal director of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, which helped Jenkins in her legal effort for visitation rights.
When it comes to child endangerment and kidnapping, sexuality penned as a motive is ignorant. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) echoed that sentiment. “Fischer’s call for kidnapping children from same-sex partners is not only offensive, but a harmful mischaracterization of families that struggle daily to provide loving and safe home environments despite significant legal, financial and dignitary inequality,” an HRC official writes on the organization’s blog.
This is incredibly dangerous rhetoric that has the potential to do more harm than good for the poor children being raised by same-sex couples.