Bishop of Elphin: Gay Parents of Children Are Not Necessarily Parents
Meanwhile in Ireland, there’s a bishop who has all sorts of strange ideas about children and parenthood and the gays and Down Syndrome:
A Catholic Bishop’s view that gay couples with children “are not parents” has been described as “a nonsense”.
The Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran also said he believes “the jury’s out” on whether people are born gay.
Dr Doran had this to say when it was put to him that gay people in Ireland already have children.
“They may have children - but that’s the point - people who have children are not necessarily parents,” he said.
“This legislation that the government is introducing - the Children and Family Relationships Bill - seems primarily focused about making it possible for people in various different relationships to have children. It’s not about ensuring that children have their parents.”
“People who have children are not necessarily parents”?
The bishop appears to have a profound confusion about what constitutes parenthood.
From where I sit, I see more children born into broken heterosexual marriages.
Bishop Dolan’s solution is apparently to allow those children to not have any parents at all, rather than subject them to the terrible indignity of happy, loving and supportive same sex parents.
So much more Bishop Dolan human sexuality word salad at: Bishop of Elphin: Gay Parents of Children Are Not Necessarily Parents