Friday, November 18, 2011

That was a family, according to your religion

I loved this excerpt from a recent Daily Universe (BYU's student newspaper) letter to the editor. It begins by describing a quote from the director of a Swedish nursery that tries to be 100% gender neutral that put the author "over the edge":
“…When they’re playing ‘house’ and the role of the mom already is taken and they start to squabble … we suggest two moms or three moms and so on,” she said. 
It isn’t the action that bothers me — I know plenty of little kids who play house with multiple moms because everyone wants to be the mom. I’m bothered because the director’s goal is to make them feel as if a house should have two or three mothers. 
It shouldn’t. 
I want the world to remember what is right, what is good. Some things in this world should remain sacred; the family should always be sacred.
Because heaven knows no Mormon family ever had two (or--gasp!--three!) mothers! Wow...

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