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Story ID:10656
Written by:Frederick William Wickert (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Unknown Tennessee USA
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By Fred Wickert

Today’s news carried the story that some knuckle headed judge in Tennessee has ordered the state to change some of its forms. The order requires that all official forms that currently say “Mother” and “Father” have to be changed. The new designation has to be “Parent #1” and “Parent #2.”

Kids in school are to be taught to no longer say Mommy and Daddy. They have to be taught to say Number one or Number two. When I was a kid they taught us to say that in reference to which one we did when we went to the bathroom.

This political correctness stuff has gone way too far. I have some news for that judge. Mother is not pee and father is not poop. If you give birth to a child you are the mother of that child. If you got the child’s mother pregnant, then you are that child’s father.

If you are a man living with a man and are raising a child together, neither of those two men is that child’s mother and since they are a gay couple it is unlikely the other guy is the child’s father either. It works the same way for two lesbians. I suppose with artificial insemination one of them could be the mother, but there is no way the other woman is the father.

I understand they are trying to remove the awkwardness for gays raising children, but if they don’t want awkwardness, they should not be doing awkward things. Personally I do not believe gay couples have any business raising children. By doing so they are teaching those children something wrong and unnatural. If they want to indulge in immoral behavior that has been legalized, so let them do it. That does not in any way excuse corrupting a child. When I was a cop, we arrested people for contributing to the delinquency of a minor or injuring the welfare of a child. Now I guess in the interest of political correctness it is okay.

They are already making it okay in some places for trans sexual’s or trans gender wanna be’s to use the ladies room. All a guy has to do is say, “Hey, I feel like I should have been born a girl.” Then it is okay for him to use the girl’s bathroom. The next thing you know, they will say pedophilia of boys is okay because you don’t want to discriminate against gay men/.

Political correctness has done untold harm and damage to our country. I say it went too far a long time ago. It is high time we put a stop to it.

Parent number one and parent number two indeed. Which parent is the pee and which one is the poop?

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