Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Stupid Things People Say

It was only yesterday that I was made aware of this tweet from the Catholic League.

"Lesbian Dem Hilary Rosen tells Ann Romney she never worked a day in her life. Unlike Rosen, who had to adopt kids, Ann raised 5 of her own."

And. Just. Wow. There's so much there I don't even know quite where to start. Or end. Or even, really, what to say in the middle.

My husband had this response.

" What you may have intended as a tweet against Rosen is HIGHLY insulting to those of us who have adopted children into our families.  They are not any less loved or cared for because they do not share our DNA.  My stay at home wife works hard and with no less devotion concerning our adopted son than she does in regard to our biological one.  Your statements were offensive, shallow, and ill-conceived . . . unless of course you believe that your adoption into God's family (Romans 8:15/Galatians 4:5) renders you a second class citizen in comparison to the physical descendants of Abraham."

The two sentence tweet is such an absurd non sequitur it's ridiculous. It seems to say that Ann certainly has worked because she raised five children. And I'll be the very first person to say, "Heck yes raising kids is hard work!" But the clause at the beginning of the second sentence then implies that because Rosen has adopted her children, she doesn't have to work to raise them.

I'm too busy rolling my eyes around in their sockets to be overly offended. The ignorance knows no bounds.

Since the Catholic church takes a stance against birth control and abortion, you'd think this tweeter would be in support of adoption, not making disparaging remarks against anyone who's made the choice to build their family in such a way.

Apparently not. Apparently, the person who wrote this tweet only finds biological families valid. I guess he took a Sharpie to his Bible and blotted out the command to care for orphans and widows.

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