Monday, 11 January 2016

Winston is right

Friday last, Winston Truman MacKensie was ejected from the Big Brother house after citing his Christian values and expressing the view that homosexual adoption was "child abuse". 

Winston: "Backs to the wall, chaps!"

The entire house contemned Winston's views and his housemates voted 13:1 to eject him. It probably did not help that Winston is a weirdo who claims to be a politician, indeed he is the English Democrats' candidate for Mayor of London in 2016, but has never been elected to anything, and has been a member of just about every political party including one he started himself.

Even the show's main presenters, Emma Willis and Rylan Clark, took pains to excoriate Winston; Emma eventually dismissing him with the words, "You are free to go," like he had been a prisoner under interrogation.

Lost in the furor was Winston's basic premise, that same-sex adoption is child abuse. He was charged and convicted of homophobia without his core assertion being examined in any depth or detail; probably because the Big Brother house currently contains an unlikely collection of misfits, freaks and deviants. Several have admitted to possession of Class A drugs; a couple admit to massive promiscuity and one seems to have confessed to paedophilia. Clearly such a bunch cannot tolerate a righteous Christian man in their midst.

So how is same-sex adoption child abuse? This needs to be examined from the point of view of the child being adopted. Imagine two "married" homosexual men persuade a woman "surrogate" to produce a baby for them. A baby is born; the woman paid, and the two men take their prize home, and quite possibly do an excellent job of looking after baby - bottle feeding it every four hours, changing its nappy, and generally doing for it everything the biological mother would have done bar the obvious.

These two men love their baby and it completes their "family". Everyone is happy, with the possible exception of the person who at that age has no voice - the baby. The baby will never know a mother's love. It will grow up with a void in its life that has no name and quite possibly the child will not even realise what has been missing all its life. It will never experience the absolute mother love which sustains people into adulthood and even into old age. It has been deprived of a right which every baby going back to the dawn of time has had - the right to have a mother.

Many people will say that two dads easily adds up to one mother. They will claim that provided the love is there it does not matter where it comes from. Effectively they take the view that love is quantitative. This blog however takes the view that it is qualitative and no amount of dads can add up to a mother and the child raised never knowing motherly love will suffer emotionally even into old age from the lack of early maternal care. Hence: child abuse.

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