They would be just plain goofy, if they didn't wish them upon me...first, legal changes to the marriage certificate in same-sex-smooching Spain:
Last year the socialist government of Spain legalized same-sex marriage and adoption. The licensing authorities of that country have now brought their documents into line, replacing the words for “father” and “mother” on Spanish birth certificates with “Progenitor A” and “Progenitor B.” Standing athwart this horrid development crying ¡Alto! is Archbishop Agustín García Gasco of Valencia, who in a pastoral letter blasted the civil authorities for “imposing their ideological instructions to destroy the institution of the family and, with it, society itself.” We wish the archbishop well, and in his support make bold to say: “Our Progenitor A, Who art in Heaven . . .”
Via the Corner, the above is from National Review, and very cute to boot. Nevertheless, if HBO's "Big Love" hasn't convinced you we are balanced on the edge of a slippery slope, nothing will. Speaking of HBO, and also via The Corner, we get more parenting Hollywood-style, this time from "Sex in the City" siren Sarah Jessica Parker:
Sarah Jessica Parker allowed her 3 year-old son (child, also, of Matthew Broderick) to watch parts of Brokeback Mountain. " He said, 'Mama I've been hearing a lot about a movie lately.' I said, 'What movie?' and he said 'Brokeback Mountain. I've heard it's about two cowboys. I would like to watch it tonight.' I didn't want to deny him, because I didn't want to set up some idea about what's bad, because of the subject matter....So we found an 18 minute segment he could watch. The next day he hugged his nanny and he wouldn't let go and he said, 'That is like the two cowboys in Brokeback Mountain!'"
Ah, er, OK...parenting is a difficult thing; far be it for me to critisize the variety of successful styles. But I feel safe saying I would never give Ferris Bueller's gal a recommendation as a babysitter...
And for an classic example of the famed liberal tolerance for those just a little bit different, this is what happens when Christian youth get together to celebrate their faith in San Francisco...from Barking Moonbat:
More than 25,000 evangelical Christian youth landed Friday in San Francisco for a two-day rally at AT&T Park against “the virtue terrorism” of popular culture, and they were greeted by an official city condemnation and a clutch of protesters who said their event amounted to a “fascist mega-pep rally.”
...Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, [who] told counterprotesters at City Hall on Friday that while such fundamentalists may be small in number, “they’re loud, they’re obnoxious, they’re disgusting, and they should get out of San Francisco.”
No folks, he wasn't speaking of the counter-demonstration by the cross-dressing "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence"; he was talking about Christian children. Nice! Not too judgemental, of little kids no less, are you, Mr. Leno? Your constituancy of cross-dressing trans-gender sexually ambigous perverts must be so proud of you!
And that's about all I can stands - remember, if the Democrats regain the House in 2006, the House Speaker becomes San Francisco's own Nancy Pelosi...and we become progenitors!