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!"