Skip to comments.White House Officially Recognizes Homosexual Unions and Parenting?
Posted on 05/30/2007 10:04:56 AM PDT by Between the Lines
On May 23, 2007, the White House, silently and without any fanfare, released an official White House photo of Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, welcoming their sixth grandchild, Samuel David Cheney, into the Cheney fold.
The beautiful little tyke weighed in at 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was born at 9:46 a.m. at Sibley House in Washington, D.C.
What is extremely troubling is the official White House caption that appears underneath the photo on the official White House website:
... His parents are the Cheney's daughter Mary, and her partner, Heather Poe. White House photo by David Bohrer.
Since when have two homosexual women been able to naturally procreate?
Fact is Mary Cheney, the Vice President's daughter - in one way or another - received a male's sperm. She is the biological mother, parent number one, and some man, somewhere out there, is Samuel David's real biological father, parent number two.
Unlike the official White House photo caption, a man and a woman, a Daddy and a Mommy, are Samuel David Cheney's REAL biological parents.
Then who is Heather Poe?
Heather Poe is Mary Cheney's live-in lesbian lover. She may act like a parent, she may treat the baby as a parent, she may love this baby with all of her heart, but in this reality we all live in, Heather Poe is NOT the baby's real parent. She has NO biological connection to the child whatsoever. Some man, the baby's real Daddy, is the child's other REAL parent.
If the Vice President and his wife Lynne are joining their daughter Mary in playing this homosexual game of "house," then all have chosen their roles and designated lesbian lover Heather Poe as the "Daddy."
Everyone knows there can only be one REAL biological Mommy. We are all grown adults. Playing "house" is a game for children, not for The White House or the Vice President and his wife.
What is so hypocritical of this Administration is its "double-speak."
President George W. Bush held several presses conferences calling for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the God-ordained institution of marriage between one man and one woman, while homosexuals pushed for the union of two men or two women to be equally recognized as real "marriage."
However, the President's number two, right hand man, Vice President Dick Cheney, clearly rebels against his superior, makes a public mockery of the President and the current Administration he is supposed to represent, and clearly holds to a different set of moral standards and beliefs.
When President Bush stood on the victory stage several years ago after being elected into office by values voters, Mary Cheney was on stage as well with her lesbian lover, Heather Poe. It was a slap in the face to the values voters who had just elected the duo into office. That wound has never healed.
While this little innocent child Samuel David Cheney deserves every fighting chance at life, the sins of two women, Mary Cheney and Heather Poe, have deliberately denied the Vice President's grandson one of the most basic human rights of all: the right to a Daddy and a Mommy.
I say shame on the White House, shame on the President and shame on the Vice President for allowing such a caption to be "officially" added onto the White House website and such a beautiful photo of two happy grandparents and their new grandchild.
I guess we can tragically and officially say both the White House and Bush Administration have officially recognized the sinful sexual unions of homosexuals, as well as recognized and embraced the tragedy of the social experiment of homosexual parenting.
I imagine the White House has photographers on call every working day, as various photo ops occur. Lynne Cheney visited her father with his grandson, and the VP asked that a picture be taken.
I doubt whether Bush had anything to do with it, or that it means anything except that the Cheneys wanted a picture and a photographer was handy.
The photographer is paid by the government and puts his usual heading on it, to identify the photo in the usual manner.
Thanks for the clarification.
>>Personally I think they are reading way too much into this, but I would agree that the caption to the photo isn’t in line with Whitehouse policy.<<
I’m not sure what policy this violate. Adoptive parents are frequently called parents. Its also just a courtesy to the child to not dwell on the lack of marital status or gender of the adoptive parent - its not the child’s fault.
Policy goes to Federal recognition of gay marriage and I think the Bush43 administration has been pretty clear on that.
but I would say something like this...
"I love my new grandchild and am blessed. I also love my daughter too, but I disagree with her decision to have a homosexual relationship and to raise a child in a homosexual relationship."
I have no suggestions on what the Cheneys should do in this situation, but I can tell you what I did.
I have a gay daughter and have been loving and accepting of her and her partner, but not of their lifestyle. We have made clear our opinions, but my wife and I do not make life uncomfortable for them because of our opinions.
When they announced that they were going to try and get pregnant, we sat them down and explained our position. We explained why we believed that children should have a mother and a father and told them that, should they go though with this, we would sue for custody of our grandchild. We assured them that living in the South that we had a better than even chance of winning.
Though they were not happy with our decision, they still visited and were welcomed and we have always been welcomed at their home. They thought of moving elsewhere but didn't like any of the places with more liberal laws. (A lesson in how liberalism ruins a place) It has now been eight years and still no babies.
You maybe right. About the author:
Bennett lived the homosexual lifestyle for over 11 years with over 100 partners, until he finally left it all in 1992. Today, Stephen is happily married to his wife Irene of almost 14 years. The couple has two beautiful children, a young boy and a girl.
Bennett has appeared on almost every major network and cable news program, advocating for the traditional family, the protection of children and proclaiming the truth about homosexuality.
I believe that also, but do you see the venom that the White House has generated for themselves with this immigration crap? Now they can do nothing right. And rightly so, I guess. People are now so angry they don’t want to see the president or the horse he rode in on under any circumstances.
“I think the Bush White House has lost all sense of direction.”
There once was a time this would have been swept under the rug.
Fact is, two lesbians are going to raise a child that will have instilled in him that homosexuality is a normal and accepted lifestyle....and on and on and on and on.
Moral decay folks! plain and simple...and from the top.
So basically this guy had his jollies from about 20 to 31 years old and then suddenly said “Well the fun is over. Time for serious life.” I find that is possible, but then how can he complain about someone who is currently homosexual when that person may find out it is not the life for them at their own time. I bet you a car that the Cheney’s daughter did not have 100 partners in 11 years. I am not trying to condone the Cheney’s daughter just trying to show people that this guy led the life he now hates and expects everyone not to do the same. I know I am not explaining this right, but I wish the guy would bash somebody besides a Republican. I think we get enough of that from our advisaries. This guy is supposedly on our side.
You’re correct but this isn’t an example of it.
“This thread is being hijacked. Remain in your seats. We are returning to the airport.”
what do you mean? We haven’t even gotten to illegal aliens yet.
My bad. the post immediately following yours is about — tadaah — illegal aliens!
One thought that came to mind is that he has to be outspokenly anti-gay to reassure his wife he will not backslide.
If the parties were switched and Cheney and family were democrats; the picture would not simply be Dick and Lynne with the grandchild.
It would be of the grandparents with Mary AND Heather featured prominently. Oh yes, and the baby, too.
Standing up for what you believe will always appall someone.
And while having a child raised by lesbians might not be ideal, neither would having a child raised by old grandparents.
Actually we were just 39 at the time. We are 47 now and raising a 3yo granddaughter that has cerebral palsy.
I also have to point out that I think you're misinformed if you think a grandparent can simply go to court win custody of a child because they disagree with the lifestyle of the child's parents(s).
Apparently you don't understand the concept of a bluff. I know how hard it is to get custody of any child no matter how bad the child's circumstance. Two of my 5 children are adopted and even though their parents were abusive neglecting and in prison, it still wasn't easy.
We were bluffing and it worked. We have no regrets for preventing a child from being raised by lesbians even if one of those lesbians is our daughter and even though that child would have been our grandchild.
Thank you for demonstrating that some people, gay or straight, should not be parents.....You are pathetic!
The term “real” is not used to describe the sperm / egg donor parents any longer. It is “biological” or “birth”, versus “adoptive” or simple “parents”. “Real” is who raised you, who loves you, who sacrificed for you.
I have friends who have “snowflake babies” — children born from a frozen (then thawed) egg/sperm donors, then implanted into my friend. She is the “adoptive” and “birth” parent because she carried the child in her womb, and she and her husband did a legal “embryo adoption” through the courts.
Personally, I don’t at all agree with creating life this way as a believer in Jesus Christ. I don’t judge them for their choice, but I wish they would have quietly and confidentially taken this unconventional route without ever revealing to their children how they were conceived, bought, paid for, and adopted. She’s the birth mom — she (and husband) are “real” parents. It is creating too much identity crisis and confusion for them, IMHO.
I am my four children’s “real” and “adoptive” mother, and they remember well their own “biological” or “birth” parents, as they call them.
well said — there isn’t. Grandparents have legal rights in most states for contact and visitation, but not to jerk a child out from a home that has immoral behavior, unless it shows harm to that child.