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'I couldn't think of anything worse than being brought up by two dads': Gay actor Rupert
Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/12 | Staff

Posted on 09/16/2012 1:49:26 PM PDT by Nachum

Gay actor Rupert Everett has provoked a furious backlash after saying that he 'can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two dads'. His comments will likely offend and surprise couples such as Sir Elton John and David Furnish because he has previously championed gay rights since coming out of the closet 20 years ago. Gay rights campaigners have rounded on the 53-year-old, with one saying he should 'get out a bit more'. Everett, an army major's son, has in the past rubbished the idea of homosexuals having children through a surrogate. But the latest remarks,

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'I couldn't think of anything worse than being brought up by two dads': Gay actor Rupert Everett's stinging attack on homosexual parents sparks outrage

1 posted on 09/16/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
I could. Being brought up by two moms.

And I really love the mother I have FWIW!

2 posted on 09/16/2012 1:52:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Nachum
Like Elton John, Rupert Everett has a way of saying things that are scandalous (yet true) every now and then ...

... but they will never see eye to eye about Madonna ...

3 posted on 09/16/2012 1:54:21 PM PDT by x
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To: Nachum
In a historic study of children raised by homosexual parents, sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin has overturned the conventional academic wisdom that such children suffer no disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father. Just published in the journal Social Science Research, the most careful, rigorous, and methodologically sound study ever conducted on this issue found numerous and significant differences between these groups--with the outcomes for children of homosexuals rated "suboptimal" (Regnerus' word) in almost every category.
4 posted on 09/16/2012 2:21:29 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Nachum

,,,,, simply put ,,,, blasphemy . . .


5 posted on 09/16/2012 2:23:22 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Nachum

Elton John said he felt sad that his son would not know the love of a mother.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: Nachum
I bought his autobiography from the discount bin at Big Lots. He's a good writer and speaks beautiful French. and I think, a very good actor; I especially liked him opposite Catherine Denevue in Dangerous Liaisons.

Being openly homosexual has limited his career and perhaps his personal happiness. As my favorite radio preacher in Tucson said this morning about homosexuals,” You are welcome to come to this church, but you can't stay the way you are.” As Everett did have heterosexual affairs, maybe his mother was right, and he may be happier straight and with a family.

8 posted on 09/16/2012 2:41:29 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Nachum

I know someone adopted into that very situation. A total nightmare. Kid is manipulative, addicted to drugs, lazy, and a chronic liar. He dropped out of school and is basically homeless, rejecting every effort on the part of his long-separated “dads” to reach out to him. No way was his upbringing just another healthy alternative to family life—no way at all.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 2:46:33 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: cruise_missile
Elton John said he felt sad that his son would not know the love of a mother.

I suppose the love of two queens is little consolation.

10 posted on 09/16/2012 2:47:15 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Nachum

Thank God for momma’s boys;)


11 posted on 09/16/2012 2:48:36 PM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: Nachum

Interesting that Rupert Everett as one of the first well known gay men to come out of the closet would be so honest about what is universally known fact:

Children need a mom and a dad....

At guess at his age and his history he can call bullshit for what it is bullshit..that two dads are a negative in child rearing


12 posted on 09/16/2012 2:50:51 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Nachum

[My mother] still wishes I had a wife and kids. She  thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her. I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads. Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That’s just my opinion. I’m not speaking on behalf of the gay community. In fact, I don’t feel like I’m part of any ‘community.’ The only community I belong to is humanity and we’ve got too many children on the planet, so it’s good not to have more.”

http://www.queerty.com/rupert-everett-i-cant-think-of-anything-worse-than-being-brought-up-by-two-gay-dads-20120916/#ixzz26fiso9if

The “gay community” is not very tolerant of people who disagree with them it seems.


13 posted on 09/16/2012 2:54:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Well a few things might be worse but it definitely would be sickening!


14 posted on 09/16/2012 2:54:38 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Nachum

Where are the groups who are supposed to be protecting the rights of the child they claim. The champions to protect a child-where are they. The child is not property as some of the libs say nor should not be used for the needs of some confused adult. The world is upside down. I guess thinking about a child who would rather not be in this environment doesn’t matter. Children need a mother and a father; simply goes with God’s plan. My prayers to those children who are being used by any adult.


15 posted on 09/16/2012 2:57:41 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Nachum

Personal Quotes
Why would I wear pink trousers? It’s hard enough being gay.

I have nothing to complain about... except maybe people wondering if a queen like me can butch-it-up enough to play a convincing straight man.

I’m a sex machine to both genders. It’s all very exhausting. I need a lot of sleep.

I don’t understand what he’s got against her because this is the second time he’s stuck into her a bit. That seems really unfair to me. Listen, any singer who dances all the time, you don’t have the breath to sing all the time. Everyone knows that. It’s unfair to make it a point. If you do a heavy dance routine, at some point you’re going to do a bit of lip-synch. But everybody does that. Madonna sings everything she can sing but, if she goes into a dance routine, she’s got to dance; you can’t breathe and dance and sing at the same time. She doesn’t lip-synch her whole performance. I bet Elton has lip-synched moments of his performance, even though he’s at a piano all the time. He’s very bossy these days, I think. I mean he’s lovely but he’s a bit bossy and he does seem a bit cranky.

I think Elton has lost it completely. He loves to tell you how he overcame addictions - drugs, bulimia... He did not overcome addictions. He went from one to another... All these shopping sprees, and not controlling his mouth.

English actors are treated like immigrants - they’re a gypsy race. They go where the work is and there’s never been much work in England. They’re treated very badly.

One of the great things about getting older is that unemployment becomes more and more fun.

[on Americans] Now they are whiny victims whose language is entirely taken from two TV shows - “Friends” (1994) and “Sex and the City” (1998) - and there’s nothing sexy about them any more.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 3:00:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Mrs. Don-o
How do homosexual "parents" compare to growing up in a single parent household? I can understand that the traditional mom/dad is optimal, but do they compare to the child's future with split parents or fatherlessness?
17 posted on 09/16/2012 3:17:35 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Nachum

Only being brought up by 2 dyke lesbians. ;-) He is going to catch hell for this, for sure.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 3:35:24 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Nachum

I’ve been trying to yell this from the rooftop for years here... the only way we will be able to change minds about homosexual marriage is when people realize that it denies children either a mother or a father.

People enjoy thinking themselves as open-minded and will parrot the “You can’t help who you love/equal rights equals homosexual marriage” bologna, but once you bring to their attention that homosexual marriage means no mom or no dad for the children, they have no response.

Trying to argue against homosexual marriage from a Biblical perspective is a waste of time if the person could care less about the Bible.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 3:37:01 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Mamzelle
I haven't read Regnerus' study, just others' comments,(Link: the first article is pretty fair) but I'm under the impression he found that intact biological families are superior for raising children, AND that non-intact families are inferior on average, regardless of the sexual preferences of the parents. I'm not sure where single parenting fits in there.

Regnerus avoids the one huge distortion error found in almost all other studies, which is using volunteer samples, e.g. people responding to ads in gay publications. This produces a big pro-gay positive bias, since the people responding are much more likely to be people proud of their parenting success: the people who had less-happy outcomes just don't bother responding to the ads.

It's still hard to get really statistically significant results, simply because there are so few gay householods. Only 1-2% of households are gay-couple-headed.

I myself would be interested in how gay-couple households compare with gay single households (e.g. lesbian who is the natural biological mother.)

I remember that novelist Walker Percy and his two brothers, orphans at a young age, were adopted by their homosexual uncle, William Alexander Percy, and Uncle Will did an outstandingly good job raising them. But I don't think he was sexually active --- certainly not sexually partnered --- when he was raising his young nephews.

20 posted on 09/16/2012 4:13:19 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Let us commend ourselves, and one another, and our whole life, unto Christ Our God.)
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To: Nachum

If single heterosexual men are not allowed to adopt young girls, and homosexual men are allowed to adopt children, then this is a clear violation of equal rights.

We must put all children at risk, in order to have an equal society.

Do I really need the tag?


21 posted on 09/16/2012 4:26:52 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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