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Elton John says its ‘heartbreaking’ that son will grow up without a mom
Life Site News ^ | July 19, 2012 | KATIE CRAINE

Posted on 07/20/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT by NYer

July 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Elton John said in an interview this week that it will be “heartbreaking” for his son to grow up without a mom.

Elton and his homosexual partner David Furnish got ‘married’ in 2005, and, after trying unsuccessfully to adopt a child in Ukraine, arranged for a boy child, Zachary, to be born to a surrogate mother in 2010.

John admitted to Matt Lauer on NBC Today, “It’s going to be heartbreaking for him to grow up and realise he hasn’t got a mummy.”

John said he is also worried about when Zachary goes to preschool and other children ask him why he doesn’t have a mom. He said that he and Furnish would like to have another child so Zachary doesn’t have go through it alone.

Gwen Landolt of REAL Women of Canada told LifeSiteNews: “If he’s concerned about it then why on earth is he adopting the child knowing the child is going to have a difficult life with much more complications than a child” with heterosexual parents?

Interestingly when similar observations to John’s are made by non-homosexuals they are often met by overt hostility. 

Earlier this year a 14-year-old girl received death threats after she told Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, “I really feel bad for the kids who have two parents of the same gender. Even though some kids think it’s fine, they have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on.” She spoke to the Committee asking them to vote ‘no’ to a gay marriage proposal.

Several studies on homosexual parenting have concluded that there are no ill effects to a child with homosexual parents. However, according to a report published in 2005 by HazteOir, Spanish Forum for the Family, and the Institute for Family Policy, most of these studies have been done by homosexual activists, using small selective populations and reports from parents instead of children.

The report, entitled “Report on Infantile Development in Same-Sex Couples”, contradicts the other studies. It says that among children raised by same-sex couples there are significant increases in low self-esteem, stress, sexual identity confusion, an increase in mental illness, drug use, promiscuity, STD’s, and homosexual behaviour.

A new study on homosexual parenting, by University of Texas professor Mark Regnerus, was published this month in Social Science Research. It has been hailed as a ‘gold standard’ study because of its use of a large, random sample with responses from children instead of parents. Areas Regnerus examined include rates of employment, voting, suicide, fidelity in relationships, and sexual abuse. The study’s findings show that children with heterosexual parents fare better, in a number of areas than those with homosexual parents.

For the findings of his research Regenerus has been subject to complaints by homosexual activists and is now under investigation by the University of Texas.

Landolt says parenting by homosexual couples is “looking to the so-called rights of the adult not the best interests of the child. A child needs a mother and a father and that’s the only way they can learn about the gender differences in which the whole world functions.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: gaystapo; homofascists; homosexual; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda; jerrysandusky; marriage; pedophiles; psychology; society; sodomhusseinobama
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1 posted on 07/20/2012 4:39:04 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Children are not pets.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 4:41:13 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah
He said that he and Furnish would like to have another child so Zachary doesn’t have go through it alone.

Let's compound the problem by introducing another, "motherless" child to commiserate with the first one. This is total selfishness!

3 posted on 07/20/2012 4:41:27 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

Words fail me.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 4:42:15 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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“It’s going to be heartbreaking for him to grow up and realise he hasn’t got a mummy.”

Imagine what he'll think about some of the other activities going on around there, Frootloop.

5 posted on 07/20/2012 4:44:14 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Every once in awhile he has a moment of clarity, he knows deep down his lifestyle is wrong.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 4:44:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: NYer

It is not just selfish; it is EVIL. The fact that almost half the country wants to see gay marriage and gay parenting like this—and hate a business like Chick-fil-A for disapproving of it—is proof to me that we have reached a point of no return.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 4:45:20 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: NYer

John’s got enough money to have a pair of breasts grafted onto his back. He could be both Sir and Lady Elton.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 4:45:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: NYer

It’s heartbreaking that two Godless deviants are perverting a human being in full sight of us all. Says a lot about EVERYONE.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 4:46:29 PM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
“It’s going to be heartbreaking for him to grow up and realise he hasn’t got a mummy.”

This explains why he was at Rush's wedding. I think Rush is working on him. Don't be surprised if sometime in the near future Elton runs away from this sinful lifestyle and finds himself a good woman to be the child's mother.

10 posted on 07/20/2012 4:46:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: NYer; little jeremiah; wagglebee
arranged for a boy child, Zachary, to be born to a surrogate mother in 2010.

So, little Zackery does have a "mum".

Drop the queer butt buddy and marry the lady, IF you REALLY care for your little Zackery.

Selfish pr**k.

11 posted on 07/20/2012 4:47:07 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: TalBlack
Says a lot about EVERYONE.

I have no idea what this statement means. I am very much against homosexual adoption, marriage, and anything else that attempts to normalize and/or spread the behavior, and I vote accordingly whenever I have the chance.

Are you suggesting that we band together and steal the kid away from Elton John...or...what?

12 posted on 07/20/2012 4:49:02 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: NYer

Elton John has always struck me as a basically decent guy whose perversion gets the better of him.

What I wish he would do is make the real mother a part of this kid’s life, if she was willing.

It’s not remotely the perfect solution, but it’s all there is.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 4:50:49 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Are you suggesting that we band together and steal the kid away from Elton John...or...what?

Are you a male or female. Just curious

14 posted on 07/20/2012 4:51:08 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: NYer
For the findings of his research Regenerus has been subject to complaints by homosexual activists and is now under investigation by the University of Texas.

Yep, I called it before reading to this sentence. Of course, it's because UT Austin is the most liberal treehugging nekkid hippy greenie blight on the Lone Star State. They'll investigate this professor but don't bat an eye when another of their profs teaches his students that he's for letting ebola loose to kill off 90% of the earth's human population.

15 posted on 07/20/2012 4:51:30 PM PDT by bgill
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To: NYer

And whose fault is that, Sir Elton?


16 posted on 07/20/2012 4:53:19 PM PDT by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!!!" [BOOM!] "And the rodents' red glare, gerbils bursting in air...")
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To: TheThirdRuffian

He tried, that was what the song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” was about, he was about to marry a woman, even though he knew it wouldn’t work, and was talked out of it. He actually did marry in the 80s. I think he did make a sincere effort, but it just didn’t work out. He also was addicted to alcohol and drugs for most of that time, which didn’t help matters.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 4:53:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: NYer

I need to eat more just to keep up with the puking.


18 posted on 07/20/2012 4:54:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NYer

“It’s going to be heartbreaking for him to grow up and realise he hasn’t got a mummy.”

Uhh, don’t look now, but he really won’t have much of a father figure in his life either.

More like being raised by the carnival freak show and the bearded lady.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: NYer
To state the obvious, the child has a mother: the woman they so disrespectfully call the "surrogate", who is actually his "genetic" AND "obstetric" mother, the woman who conceived him and who gave him birth: in short, his ... the word is mother.

Elton John and his boyfriend David Furniss planned, intended, arranged,and paid for this child to be separated from his mother and to be raised motherless. And they feel so bad about this "heartbreaking" situation that they're going to do it again.

A couple more words to be included in the general purview: sadness, selfishness, sorrow. Also disorder, deviancy, degeneracy, disgust.

20 posted on 07/20/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (You're welcome.)
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To: NYer

Homosexuals treating children like pets is selfish and mentally deranged. They shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near children.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 4:56:52 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I think Rush is talking sense into him. That's why he realises that it's better for a child to have both a mother and a father.


22 posted on 07/20/2012 4:56:52 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: NYer

Earth calling the selfish homosexual jerk named Elton John - that’s what happens when homos choose an abhorrent lifestyle to legally (though immorally) raise a child...


23 posted on 07/20/2012 4:56:52 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: NYer

> Elton John says its ‘heartbreaking’ that son will grow up
> without a mom

Didn’t he sing a song titled “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”? Well he’s done it to himself now.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 4:58:39 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: NYer

Actions have consequences.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 4:59:25 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: dfwgator

Song Meaning:

“Bernie Taupin’s lyric refers to a time in 1969, before John was a popular musician, when John was engaged to be married to his girlfriend, Linda Woodrow.

John and Woodrow were sharing a flat with Taupin in Furlong Road in the East End of London, hence the opening line “When I think of those East End lights.”

While having serious doubts about the looming marriage, John contemplated suicide. He took refuge in his friends, especially Long John Baldry, who convinced John to abandon his plans to marry in order to salvage and maintain his musical career.

As a sign of his respect and gratitude for Baldry, Taupin wrote him into the song as the “someone” in the title, and also as “Sugar Bear”.

Some radio stations banned or altered the song, due to the use of the words “damn it” in the second verse.”

Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/10198/#UePUrDUmYqLtyRuP.99


26 posted on 07/20/2012 5:01:11 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: NYer

Is that what they call “conflicted”?


27 posted on 07/20/2012 5:03:12 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: NYer

I'll bet that we have another "Chaz" in the making.But then who would expect anything else to come from that utterly worthless "father"?

28 posted on 07/20/2012 5:04:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barak.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Menehune56

Poor Elton, it’s all so confusing, isn’t it?


29 posted on 07/20/2012 5:05:42 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: newfreep

songmeanings.net

How creative for somebody to have thought about such a website.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 5:06:11 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: NYer

Heartbreaking that he won’t have a father either


31 posted on 07/20/2012 5:17:04 PM PDT by Figment
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To: NYer

Let’s compound the problem by introducing another, “motherless” child to commiserate with the first one. This is total selfishness!

That is the whole world of gays. All about ME


32 posted on 07/20/2012 5:17:19 PM PDT by Figment
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To: dfwgator

Maybe Elton had a mommy?
And so - having children often causes us to reflect upon our own childhoods.

I keep this in mind when I hear homosexuals argue gay marriage is “just as” beneficial - “just as” normative as heterosexual marriage.
Some I know personally come from homes where they, themselves, were raised by a loving mom and dad.

I don’t think they truly believe,deep down, they are providing “just as” good an environment as they received.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 5:17:54 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: NYer

Points for seeing the obvious


34 posted on 07/20/2012 5:21:16 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: NYer
Let's compound the problem by introducing another, "motherless" child to commiserate with the first one. This is total selfishness!

I know, what a narcissistic old queen. Pray for the poor child.

35 posted on 07/20/2012 5:21:47 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: NYer
Treating a child like a piece of bling should be a crime. I pity the poor kid who is condemned to grow up in this dysfunctional environment.
36 posted on 07/20/2012 5:22:42 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: dfwgator
He tried, that was what the song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” was about

I'm glad I didn't figure this out till much later - as a 15 year old I played the crap out of that album.

37 posted on 07/20/2012 5:23:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: NYer
I happen to know from good and very close sources to Elton that he was recently prayed over and asked Jesus into his life....

I pray that this is the Holy Spirit at work in Elton's life.

38 posted on 07/20/2012 5:30:03 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: NYer

He’s “got a mummy.”

Sadly she donated him to two faggots to raise.


39 posted on 07/20/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: NYer
faggots must suck at arithmetic too since even if they did have another kid, it would be 3 to 4 years younger than the first one and BOTH would have to go through it alone...
40 posted on 07/20/2012 5:35:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NYer

Three observations:

1. Sure it’s bad for the kid but heartbreaking? Kids dying of starvation, being tied up and beaten, getting childhood cancer is heartbreaking. This is more just bizarre. The kid may end up all screwed up - or not. Who’s really to say.

2. The old queen should just shut up about the whole thing. He obviously has enough money and influence to do whatever he did with the surrogate and all that crap. If you’re going to do it - then live with the consequences. Don’t whine about it.

3. Dollars to donuts (does this even make sense any more - don’t donuts cost more than a dollar now?) the kid will be brought up by one or more nannies while John and his boy toy trot around the globe doing whatever it is they do. Which is probably not unique to gay parents - probably happens a lot with a lot of families in that socioeconomic strata. With luck the nannies will be decent people, almost certainly female, and the kid will have at least some stable influences in its life.


41 posted on 07/20/2012 5:36:17 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: NYer
Elton John said in an interview this week that it will be “heartbreaking” for his son to grow up without a mom.

Well, Lady Elton...

42 posted on 07/20/2012 5:36:57 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Totally agree! Thanks for the post and ping.


43 posted on 07/20/2012 5:38:19 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Sorry, I can’t agree with you that he’s basically decent. Not so long ago he said that Jesus was a homosexual. That kind of blasphemy can’t exist alongside decency.


44 posted on 07/20/2012 5:46:16 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOL!!!!!! In a sick thread, I got a laugh!! THANKS!


45 posted on 07/20/2012 5:51:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
“I have no idea what this statement means.”

Exactly. Thank you.

It means that the greatest Culture the world has ever seen is DEAD and that the prime beneficiaries of that culture don't care. It means that we are descending into Chaos and that we as a nation have turned our back upon God (and, perhaps, He upon us). Decent people would once have banded together and rescued that kid and if necessary strung up the wackos. We don't even think they ARE wackos.

46 posted on 07/20/2012 5:51:16 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: NYer

“I weep for you,” the Walrus said:
“I deeply sympathize.”
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

“O Oysters,” said the Carpenter,
“You’ve had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?’
But answer came there none—
And this was scarcely odd, because
They’d eaten every one.

Thanks Elton.....now we know you care : )


47 posted on 07/20/2012 5:51:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: TalBlack
Decent people would once have banded together and rescued that kid and if necessary strung up the wackos.

So you advocate kidnapping and murder to resolve the situation. Who, again, are the "decent people" you're referring to?

48 posted on 07/20/2012 6:00:33 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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49 posted on 07/20/2012 6:04:17 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: Menehune56

“Children are not pets.”

Or worse, fashion accessories.


50 posted on 07/20/2012 6:04:30 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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