I have two boys. Aged 10 and 13.
I was talking to my 10 year old yesterday about marriage and I told him that my brother was getting married today (yesterday). I asked him if he ever wanted to get married and he said "of course". Ok. So they get, at their level, what marriage is. Cool.
Last might I was mentioning my brother again and said that he got married to his long time boyfriend (and btw it was married, not a domestic partnership). Their responses where along the lines of "great! are we going to the wedding?" "that's nice. Can I play Minecraft now?"
My kids get it.
Why can't the idiots at the Illinois Family Institute get it too?
Well that is because they are quite literal dumber than a 4th grader.
Change takes a long time to affect. It's unfortunate but true. As sad as it is, it's unlikely that even our children will get rid of bigotry entirely--it'll take several more generations before that happens.ReplyDelete
And homophobia is not just restricted to religion--I've known quite a number of atheist homophobes.
Yeah, it takes time. But it is heartening to see my kids are starting off better than I did. Each generation, a little bit better than the last.Delete