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Posted on 01/20/2006 11:13:01 AM PST by george76
At Sundance Film Festival...
Many celebrities keep their kids out of the public eye to avoid the paparazzi and kidnappers. Not Rosie O'Donnell.
O'Donnell said it was Madonna her co-star in "A League of Their Own" who explained to her why she appeared with her daughter Lourdes in public.
Rosie, wife Kelli Carpenter O'Donnell and their two sons and two daughters will be on hand Tuesday for the world premiere of the documentary "All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise" at the Sundance Film Festival.
Kelli, whom Rosie married in San Francisco in 2004, and Parker, 10; Chelsea, 8; Blake, 6; and Vivienne, 4, are among several families spotlighted in this delightful and inspiring account of a Caribbean cruise that the O'Donnells sponsored for gay families that same year.
Rosie says she was initially reluctant when she was approached by HBO about doing a documentary on the cruise.
"I didn't know if the families would want this," she said, referring to the 500 or so gay families that signed up for the cruise aboard the massive Norwegian Dawn.
"Malcolm X's daughter Atallah Shabazz was on the cruise..."
All six of the O'Donnells will on hand for their very first trip to Sundance.
"They all got to pick out their own outfits," she said.
"I think it's going to be mildly overwhelming."
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
That boat will have a hard time floating with that whale on it.
So, she is the husband?
George A. Rekers, Ph.D., Professor, University of South Carolina
There are at least three reasons that the Arkansas regulation prohibiting homosexuallybehaving
adults from being licensed as foster parents has a rational basis:
I. The inherent nature and structure of households with a homosexually-behaving
adult uniquely endangers foster children by exposing them to a substantial level of harmful
stresses that are over and above usual stress levels in heterosexual foster homes. Because of
the high incidence of psychological disorder in children entering foster care, foster children are
especially vulnerable to psychological harm and increased maladjustment when exposed to
significantly greater stress imposed on them by the presence of a homosexually-behaving adult in
the foster home.
In a household with a homosexually-behaving adult, the foster child would be exposed to
additional stress with the impact of the significantly higher rates of psychological disorder
(particularly affective disorders such as depression), suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, suicide
completion, conduct disorder, and substance abuse in homosexually-behaving adults. Thus, a foster
placement in a household with a homosexually-behaving adult would risk exposing foster children
to a substantially higher level of harm because research indicates that parental affective disorder
results in higher rates of child depression, child maltreatment and neglect, as mediated by
interpersonal stress processes.
Further, research indicates that homosexual behavior is widely disapproved by the majority of
the U.S. population. Aware of the social stigma of living with homosexually-behaving adults,
school-aged children generally suffer stress associated with their shame, embarrassment, fears that
others will discover their family members homosexuality, fears of peer rejection, actual disruption
of valued friendships, suffering name-calling or ostracism, and/or seeing their family member
The passage of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 Public Law 105-89 mandates a primary
emphasis on the safety of children in the foster care system. It is in the best interests of foster
children to be placed in foster homes where the adult or adults are exclusively heterosexual because
such homes are safe from the kinds of unique stresses and relatively more harmful level of adult
psychological disorder inherent to households with a homosexual adult.
II. Homosexual partner relationships are significantly and substantially less stable and
more short-lived on the average compared to a marriage of a man and a woman, thereby
inevitably contributing to a substantially higher rate of household transitions in foster homes
with a homosexually-behaving adult. Homosexually-behaving adults inherently suffer
significantly and substantially higher rates of partner relationship breakups, psychological disorder,
suicidal ideation, suicidal attempt, completed suicide, conduct disorder, and substance abuse;
therefore, as a group, households with a resident homosexually-behaving adult are substantially less
capable of providing the best psychologically stable and secure home environments needed by
foster children. This greater instability would inevitably necessitate more frequent foster child
removal for transition to an alternate foster placement. Further, this relationship instability in
households with a homosexually-behaving male also would contribute to a potentially higher risk of
removal due to the sexual abuse of an adolescent male foster child by that homosexual. Foster
children have already suffered one or more traumatic transitions, and more frequent transitions
result in greater psychological harm and psychosocial maladjustment. The Adoption Assistance and
Child Welfare Act of 1980 Public Law 92-272 shifted the focus of the foster care system to
minimizing child removal rates, and Public Law 105-89 requires practices to enhance safety of the
foster child. It is in the best interests of foster children to be placed in foster homes that include
only married or single heterosexual adults because they are substantially more stable and safe,
eliminating the unique risk of higher rates of child removal inherent to households with a
III. The inherent structure of foster-parent households with one or more
homosexually-behaving members deprives foster children of vitally needed positive
contributions to child adjustment that are only present in licensed heterosexual foster homes.
Homosexual foster-parent households lack a daily resident model of either a mother or a father, lack
the unique contributions of either a mother or a father to childrearing, and lack a model of a
husband/wife relationship which is significantly healthier, substantially more stable socially and
psychologically, and is more widely approved compared to homosexual lifestyles. The best child
adjustment results from living with a married man and woman compared to other family structures.
It is clearly in the best interests of foster children to be placed with exclusively heterosexual
married-couple foster families because this natural family structure inherently provides unique
needed benefits and produces better
You're right about that. Rosie personnifies the hefty grotesque lesbian stereotype.
That's not all that floats.
I don't mind if her kids come out in public - but let's keep the pig in the pen.
They're not married. California courts struck down Gavin Newsome's little gambit. If Rosie is telling people she is married for legal purposes she might be guilty of fraud.
Here's an all-American family for you that's just chock full of wholesome values.
Herr Rozie comes home from a hard, sweaty day doing whatever it calls it and grabs Frau Kelli dragging her off to their workshop where she straps on her Snap-On tool belt.
Their four children are playing in traffic while Herr Rozie gets its rocks off.
Hausfrau Kelli throws together some goulash while Herr Rozie, tired and satisfied flops its large corpulant carcass down on the divan to watch the Ellen show with the kiddies daydreaming about a penis transplant...if only it could find the right one. Herr Rozie already has hair all over its body and sports some sizeable biceps, but if she could only have a penis.
Well, she could skip off to Oz with friend Hillary who needs a brain.
They're married damnit!
Selleck should have knocked her teeth out.
As bad as it is for two lez-be-frens to raise children, two faggy guys is probably worse.
Rosie reminds me of the fat ugly lesbians who take "Women's Studies" classes at the University of Alabama. The classes are held...ironically...in Manly Hall.
Rose the dyke. Barf!
"I think it's going to be mildly overwhelming."
I think it is going to be blatantly hillarious!
I think I'm gonna hurl!!!!
I think it's going to be wildly overboarding.......
Rosie O'Donnell, Hillary Clinton, and Janet Reno are deep into a butch dyke orgy, when the heat generated from all the cottage cheese cellulose rubbing together initiates a flash fire.
Question: Who is to blame?
Too bad it wasn't the Titanic.