MY reply to Grace Strachan’s letter of September 28 on homosexual marriage and its affect on children.
First of all I would like to say congratulations on generalising not only every married couple, but every person raised by same-sex parents.
I was under the impression that marriage was about two people who love each other dearly, making the commitment to spend their lives together not because they just want to have children.
Not every married couple wants to have children even if you think that it is the so-called “natural” thing to do.
You claim to believe that all people should be treated with kindness and goodwill yet you state that being raised by a homosexual couple will be damaging to the wellbeing of children.
How is that in any way kindness to the homosexual people reading your article, by telling them that the children they raise will be negatively affected just because of their choice of spouse?
I ask you this, how are two loving parents of the same gender any different to two loving parents of opposite sex?
A child needs love and as long as they receive that does the gender or sexual preference of their parents really matter?
There are thousands of children in the world who are treated appallingly but because they have a mum and a dad, not same-sex parents, so according to your view that makes it OK.
Maybe it’s time to reconsider your stereotypical view of same-sex parenting.
— LAUREN RODGERS,