This is about a situation likely affecting thousands.
Posted without comment (for a change - but mainly because I'm not quite sure what to say)
A traditional Bible-based family is founded on one man and one woman, and her sister, and a few slaves, and HIS sister, a girl who was kidnapped and raped, and a few more women, and a kitchen condiment, and about three hundred concubines. Now THAT's a family by biblical standards!
"... but a marriage between one man and another man, that would be immoral."
My grandfather spend too much of his childhood in orphanages. What wasa said is worth a repeat:
The fact is that birth is not a miracle, being raised by unselfish parents who will love you as you deserve, void of selfishness, that's the miracle. If they get that from two of the same sex, more power to them.
Listener - "It's unnatural to have two mums or two dads."
Dude, two mums or two dads are nothing.
It takes a village to raise a child.
If anyone feels hostile to the concept, consider what two men may have to go through to adopt two kids and contrast their experience with yours (if you are a parent).
I admit to not quite munderstanding the motivation of two guys making that decision, but I don't think that I had strong desires to be a parent, or was I just brainwashed by the Yahweh/Jesus propaganda machine?* Dont know!
I talked to my GAYXJW friend, and of course, being more or less the same generation as me, he doesn't want kids, but then he's had some when younger. His younger male partner claims to have no interest in parenting either.
Which creates a conundrum for me when one of my friends, friends (ex-PRC) and his male partner go and adopt two Thai kids. They had all sorts of red-tape to go through and the emotional roller-coaster of deasling with two multiple bureaucracies and a long hiatus when someone else's stupidity ( a str8 couple, actually) caused a hold on proceedings.
Anyway, here's the result: Do you think they were worth waiting for ? They do!
And, yeah! I remember days like that too (smile)
Just thought I'd share someone else's joy.
*remember! - Armageddon will soon be here, pioneer and save lives - they'll be your spiritual children - think of having children to care for during the great tribulation - be like the Apostle Paul-uuugh! - But, as a corollary, I think of all the poor frustrated sisters, whose husbands wouldn't agree to their having children, merely so they could stay (take your choice- pioneering, on the circuit, in bethel etc)
Vidiot: It takes a village to raise a child.
Great point! In a village situation, even if the kid's natural parents stuff up, or are deadbeats, then there are people around, including relatives that may be able to assist.
Anthropologists point to the social system operating in traditional Samoa as an example of that group assistance.