First off I want to state very clearly that I am not Catholic, nor do I hold faith in any other organized religion. Second I am not lesbian, though through the years I have had numerous friends who are gay or lesbian. Yep, I have been hit on and honestly while some of my other friends (straight) don’t like it I guess in a way I sort of do. Hell it just means that someone actually thinks I’m attractive! But in all honesty I don’t think it matters much what my friend’s sexual orientation is. The only time it makes any sort of difference to me is if I am in the bedroom with someone. Then yes, then it does make a difference. But I am off track as to what I wanted to talk about here.
As you may or may not know I live in the North Bay area of San Francisco. Yes, that San Francisco. The very diverse one. The very liberal one.
Well it was announced today (or perhaps yesterday – ok, sometime this past week) that there is a new archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. No this really has no effect on me.
But I found it quite interesting that he is a staunch believer that marriage is only to be between a man and a woman. In fact, abcnews.com quoted him as stating:
“Marriage can only come about through the embrace of a man and a woman coming together. I don’t see how that is discriminatory against anyone.”
Well I certainly have exception to that statement as I’m sure many others do as well. But according to the local ABC news here he also indicated that children should be raise by both a mother and a father. Sure in a perfect world I would agree with that. However, we have yet to live in that perfect world.
Had I not left my husband (long long ago) when I did I would venture to bet that my son would have either been dead at a very young age or turned out very different than what he did. You see my ex-husband was a drug deal who left everything lying around on very low tables where my son at age 2 could very easily have reached it. Not a very good atmosphere for a young child in my opinion.
But according to this individual my son would best be raised by his father (huh???) and mother. Sorry…I must disagree. A child should be raised by the individual(s) that can show them love. Whether that be by a single mother, a grandmother, grandparents, two men, two women or a little green man or woman…who cares who the Hell it is raising our children as long as they are loved and cared for?