“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
I haven't seen an article, blog post, or TV spot suggesting it, but then I don't watch TV that much and I don't scour the internet looking for such fodder. This is just coming out of my own occasionally twisted mind. Perhaps it is nothing, but I suspect that soon days like "Fathers Day" will become intolerant and offensive to those who do not have both a mom or dad, but instead they have two moms or two dads. It's the next logical step isn't it?
Many have been saying that two dads or two moms can do just as good of a job raising kids as a mom and dad. The last thing we need to do is remind children in such cases that their situation is highly unusual and suggest that they might be missing out on something, right? Mothers day and fathers day do exactly that, don't they? Won't the kid with two moms be led to believe that he or she is deprived because of the absence of a father figure in their life? Moms and dads are interchangeable anyway...aren't they? In light of the interchangeable nature of moms and dads shouldn't we combine mother's day and father's day into one day called parents day?
I guess I don't know for sure this will happen, but I won't be surprised if it does. I hope this strikes you as odd that a celebration of fathers or mothers could potentially be considered offensive, it should. The question is, why? All I did was follow the logic of those promoting a homosexual/same sex marriage agenda a little further down the bunny trail. Gender distinction of any kind is anathema.
Yet, Scripture makes gender distinctions from the very beginning. There is no confusion, there is man and there is woman created in chapter 1 of Genesis. Chapter 2 confirms this distinction as does chapter 3 even in the curses that are a result of the fall gender distinctions are made as curses are given for the man and for the woman. Every time marriage is mentioned in Scripture gender distinction is assumed whether it is the words of Jesus, Paul, or any other author in Scripture. Although parenting is sometimes talked about in general terms, specific instructions are given to dads and moms.
The very existence of mother's day and father's day suggest that kids need both. Many kids don't get both, but the ideal is clear, it is a mom and a dad. This does not negate the struggle that some people face in regards to same sex attraction. This is not an attempt to minimize that struggle nor is it an attempt to offer any answers in that regard. Those struggles are real.
John Byrne is a pastor who has been spouting off his opinions his entire life (just ask his mom). This little blog is his venue for continuing in this tradition.