Friday, January 7, 2011

Mother and Father are OUT!! (***warning: non child friendly post!)

It seems that the United States government (the passport office, anyway) has decided that it is no longer correct to refer to the 2 (male and female!) human beings that cooperated with God to bring you into existence, as "mother" and "father".  Unfortunately, if you have children and are applying for a U.S. passport, you will now be referred to as "Parent 1" and Parent 2".  This is according to the Family Equality Council (whatever THAT is)!

You can click HERE to read the story for yourself, if you so dare.

A statement on the State Department website noted:  "These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child's parents and in recognition of different types of families".

I have a few questions though......would I be considered "parent 1" or "parent 2" and does this mean you could feasibly have "parent 3" or "parent 4" or more?  How about "mommy 1" and "mommy 2" or "daddy 1" and "daddy 2"?  Isn't that even MORE politically correct? 

What is with this "gender neutral" stuff?  The world is trying to go neutral!  Educational neutrality is when you can't use a RED pen to correct a student's work because it might make them feel bad.  Athletic neutrality is when you no longer keep score in school sports because you don't want anyone to LOSE and when you can no longer play dodge ball because everyone picks on the weakest one inside the circle.  Sigh!

This is all really getting to me these days.  If it's not one thing, it's another.  I'm so tired of it all.  Times are getting tough and I truly feel sorry for my children and their children...and so on for all of this that they will have to endure.

Today, on my Unto The Hills desk calendar by Billy Graham:

     "Pray without ceasing.  In every thing give thanks:  for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."  1 Thess.5:17-18
                "Praying unlocks the doors of heaven and releases the power of God.  God's answers are
                 always right and good and best.  Whether prayer changes our situation or not, one thing
                 is certain:  Prayer will change us!"


Barb, sfo said...


Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

UGH...just a big HUGE---UGH

Mary333 said...

It's really getting crazy out there, Nancy.

Sarah Oldham said...

It makes me mad as Hades as well. We have to fight it . . . maybe when we finally apply for our kids passports, we'll cross over the words and indicate specifically who is the father and who is the mother.

Or that agency can print different forms for different families so everyone, in all fairness, is not offended. By falling to one group, the others are marginalized and offended. So, make more forms.

Mum2eight said...

totally agreeing with you Nancy. I wonder how long till Australia adopts this kind of policy.

Colleen said...

I am so tired of it too.

Tracy said...

Argh!!!! teeth nashing... hand wringing... screaming in my head!!

KathY said...

Owner of Homeschool Faith... said it best I think. "a big huge UGH" :) .

I love how you can cover so much ground, so well, and also then wrap it up. As for the question about prayer changing things? There's no question about it :) ! Prayer helps keep things aligned with the will of God - and so it bears considering how much worse off we'd conceivably be were it not for prayer of the faithful. And how we'd better keep it up !

Also, Nancy, thank you for your visit... I left what turned into a letter for you there :) .

happymomonline said...

This is so nuts! Have we really come to a point in our country where our legal forms need to cater to a 3-5% minority of people who CHOOSE this lifestyle? I was going to blog on it, but still haven't gathered my thoughts into a cohesive unit - you did a nice job. Thanks for posting!