Beck Co-Author Throws Tantrum About Gay Parents

I knew Joshua Charles was a Worldnetdaily columnist, but I didn’t know he was the co-author of a book with Glenn Beck until Right Wing Watch pointed that out. In a new WND column, Charles absolutely loses his shit over the idea of gay people being parents, calling it “disgusting” and “evil.”

I’ve been seeing more and more stories about children being created (by sperm donors and surrogate mothers) specifically for gay couples.

I find this to be a horrific and monstrous evil, because by default it creates children who will oftentimes never know at least one of their parents, who in most cases can’t know who one of their parents are and who in most cases, even if the parent is known, are separated from them nonetheless. At the very least, it puts a child in a situation in which he or she shall be deprived of a mother or a father, the two halves of humanity all children need.

This is EVIL. To create children and intentionally (as opposed to true adoption where a tragedy has intervened to create a need) deprive them of their mother and father is EVIL. Every single person in this world has a mother and has a father. While of course it doesn’t always work out this way because of the trials of life, the ideal is a mother and a father. And isn’t that the point? When a child is separated from his mother or father, prior to this brave new world we live in, that was a tragedy! Even if the dad was a schmuck or the mom was on drugs, or whatever the case may be, it was a tragedy that that child was deprived of a mother or a father. Now we accept it as a matter of course, because homosexual people want their “own” children at the price of them being oftentimes permanently separated from one of their parents…

Children need the masculine and the feminine. This represents the full diversity of life. They need, if life tragedy has not prevented them from having as much, a mother and a father. To create them in this manner, to deprive them of one of the halves that made them in this manner, as a matter of course, is from the pit of Hell.

Why does this hateful rhetoric matter? Because Glenn Beck claims that he doesn’t know anyone who is anti-gay. This while daily hanging out with and promoting the work of some of the most virulently anti-gay people in the country, like David Barton and this guy.

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  • John Pieret

    Glenn Beck claims that he doesn’t know anyone who is anti-gay

    At a guess, Beck would claim that this isn’t anti-gay, it is pro-children.

  • Childermass

    Re: #1: Hitler was pro-German.

  • Chiroptera

    I find this to be a horrific and monstrous evil…

    …but, to be blunt, none of your business.

  • colnago80

    Gee, Mary Cheney is evil. Who would have thunk it?

  • theguy

    “as a matter of course, is from the pit of Hell.”

    Thus the magic phrase so the fundies don’t have to think, they can simply condemn anything they don’t like.

    The available research is that children are just fine with gay parents. There is no need for a mother and father (perhaps to get someone preggers, but not to raise children).

    @4 I would’ve thought that the other Cheney daughter is evil. Y’know, the one who advocates torture. (And yes, I know you’re being sarcastic)

  • scienceavenger

    You’ll notice that throughout this diatribe, the author flip flops usage of “mother and father” from “those who provided sperm and egg” to “those who are there to raise the child”, whichever suits his rhetorical needs. A child created through donated sperm might be deprived of the father, but they aren’t necessarily deprived of a father.

  • marcus

    Dumbass “Children need the masculine and the feminine. This represents the full diversity of life.”

    You fucking wish, you lying piece of excrement. Not. Even Wrong.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    theguy “The available research is that children are just fine with gay parents.”

    Exactly. As though it’s not bad enough that gayhomos are raising kids, but they have to rub our noses in it, making us heteroparents look bad, jamming their competent parenting down our throats! Every time I see homoparents and “their” kids at the park, I retch! And look at that on the kid’s face! What is that? A smile? What the heck is a smile?! And don’t get me started on their panicked screams of joy and laughter!

  • felidae

    So, that’s where DR. EVIL got his start–creating synthetic babies to be exploited by gay couples for evil purposes

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    “Children need the masculine and the feminine. This represents the full diversity of life.”

    Which of course they will get from grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers etc. etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1246980039 caseyboucher

    Most people would agree that ignorant bigots being parents is disgusting and evil. So I guess that’s kind of even.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730511544 billdaniels

    Masculinity and femininity are social constructs. The same with maternal and paternal behaviors. I became a single gay parent when my sons were nine and eleven. A few years later I was talking with a close female friend and she asked if my boys had any maternal influences in their lives. Another close female friend said, “Are you kidding? Bill is the most maternal person I have ever known.” The first agreed.

  • mithrandir

    “Children need the masculine and the feminine. This represents the full diversity of life.”

    As usual, anti-gay sentiment is rooted in gender essentialism – the notion that everything about “male and female” is written into the structure of the universe, that any human being is 100% Male™ or 100% Female™ in all respects, and any deviation from those Platonic ideals is at best ignorance, or at worst willful defiance the Holey Creators’ design for mankind. Or, if you’re lucky, they’ll be so gracious as to call it a “disorder”.

  • cptdoom

    When a child is separated from his mother or father, prior to this brave new world we live in, that was a tragedy! Even if the dad was a schmuck or the mom was on drugs, or whatever the case may be, it was a tragedy

    Oh yeah it was totally a tragedy when the judge presiding over my cousin’s divorce declared the couple’s teenage daughters could decide whether they wanted to participate in the monthly, supervised visitation with their father that the judge reluctantly allowed. After all, he had only tried to kill their mother twice – in front of the children, including the time their older daughter had to jump out of a second story window, spraining both ankles, to get help (it was the 80s and the police still refused to arrest him). He then stalked their mother for a year and a half, causing such stress my then 38-year-old cousin had a heart attack, before trying to kidnap her one more time. Those girls truly missed out on an outstanding father.

  • Trebuchet

    And according to Beck, criticism of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” law will read to concentration camps!

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/beck-criticism-indianas-religious-freedom-law-will-lead-concentration-camps

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    Charles absolutely loses it over the idea of gay people being parents, calling it “disgusting” and “evil.”

    Yes, what the world needs is more anti-gay fundy christians like Butch Kimmerling adopting children. (Kimmerling is very likely a Mike Pence fan, being from Indiana.)

    http://articles.latimes.com/2000/apr/09/news/mn-17680

    And more anti-gay christians like Justin Harris of Arkansas who abandoned his adopted kids and gave them to a known rapist of children. Because they were “possessed”.

    http://gawker.com/report-state-rep-gave-his-possessed-kids-away-to-a-1690967919

  • grumpyoldfart

    … a horrific and monstrous evil

    … it creates children who will oftentimes never know at least one of their parents

    … can’t know who one of their parents are and

    … even if the parent is known, are separated from them nonetheless.

    That’s nothing new. Do you remember those old jokes about all the kids in the street looking like the milkman or the rent collector. We humans can handle stuff like that.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    It’s evil and disgusting to deliberately deprive a child of a parent, it’s from the pit of hell, but when God takes the life of a parent it isn’t evil and disgusting because…

  • http://thebronzeblog.wordpress.com/ Bronze Dog

    So, I see the gender essentialism was pointed out, combined with their ignorance of the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

    I think I’ll add in some of the implications the bigots don’t follow through on:

    1) If a kid needs a masculine and feminine parent, does that mean they’re in favor of coerced marriage for single parents?

    2) As a hetero man, if I want to get married, do I have to pass a test of manliness to do so?

    3) If the hypothetical woman I want to marry is too independent, too outspoken, or likes wearing pants, should the government be allowed (or obligated) to veto my choice of marriage partner?

  • busterggi

    “I find this to be a horrific and monstrous evil, because by default it creates children who will oftentimes never know at least one of their parents, who in most cases can’t know who one of their parents are and who in most cases, even if the parent is known, are separated from them nonetheless.”

    And how is this different from adoption which fundies supposedly support as an alternative to abortion?