Wholesome Fun? Popular Children’s Magazine Includes Homosexual Men in Latest Issue

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A widely-read children’s magazine that prides itself on its “wholesome” content has decided to feature two homosexual men in its pages for the first time.

Highlights for Children, often referred to as Highlights, is a popular children’s magazine that has been published monthly since 1946. Advertised as a “magazine of wholesome fun,” Highlights has long been known as a family-friendly publication.

In October, the magazine was criticized by “transgender” activist Kristina Wertz, who complained about “the lack [of] representation of LGBT families” in Highlights and its sister publication, Hello Magazine. Wertz, who has a one-year-old daughter, took to Facebook to express her frustration.

“We are consistently disappointed … in the complete lack of same-sex parents in Hello magazine,” Wertz wrote. “There is a deep need for books that positively reflect back the diversity of the world around us and I hope that Highlights embraces that diversity because we would love to keep it in our little one’s life as she grows.”

In response to Wertz’s complaint, the editors of Highlights promised to feature “same-sex families” in upcoming editions of the magazine.

“Our mission is to help children become their best selves, and you’re right, a big part of that is showing them that families are families no matter what they look like,” the editors said on a Facebook post. “It has always been a discussion of ‘how’ and ‘when’—not ‘if’—Highlights would feature a LGBTQ family in our magazines. We’re having many discussions internally and thinking deeply thanks to your messages.”

The magazine editors followed through with their promise by including in the February issue an image of two men loading their belongings into a station wagon.

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“Has your family ever taken a memorable family trip?” the text below the image reads. “Tell us where you went and what you liked about it.”

The magazine’s editor in chief, Christine French Cully, said their editors knew the image would upset some subscribers, but they decided to publish it anyway.

“We did expect and received a backlash when we committed to becoming more fully reflective to all the different kinds of families out there. We expect this will make some people unhappy,” Cully said, according to the Washington Post.

A number of Christian writers and organizations expressed dismay at the Highlights editors’ decision to promote same-sex relationships within the pages of their magazine. On Thursday, the website One Million Moms criticized Highlights for caving to the demands of the left.

“Babies and preschoolers will soon be introduced to this sensitive topic in the Highlights line of magazines,” the group wrote in an article on their website. “Parents are seeing more examples of children being indoctrinated to same-sex families as normal, especially in the media. Children’s publications are no longer off limits, even those that cater to toddlers and elementary age children.”

“Many parents and grandparents buy subscriptions to these magazines as gifts, especially at this time of year,” One Million Moms pointed out. “They should be warned of the upcoming change of content in these kid’s magazines. This would be a deal breaker for conservative families. Parents are left with no other choice than to cancel their subscription. … [It] is not a magazine’s job to introduce so called ‘social issues’ to children. That is a parent’s role.”


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  • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

    Babies and preschoolers will soon be introduced to this sensitive topic in the Highlights line of magazines

    Babies read magazines? I covered this at the Frog on December 8. Honestly, it is not going to turn any kids gay nor is it going to corrupt anyone. Children already go to school with and are friends with children who have same-sex parents. What’s the big deal?

    • Amos Moses

      “it is not going to turn any kids gay nor is it going to corrupt anyone.”

      honestly you have no evidence ……

      • johndoe

        Gays arent recruited

        • Amos Moses

          sure they are …..

          • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

            That belief only screws up children. Many ultra-conservative Christians have gay kids. Nothing you do as a parent will alter the sexual orientation of your children. My partner and I raised two perfectly normal heterosexual kids (who are now adults).

          • Amos Moses

            “Nothing you do as a parent will alter the sexual orientation of your children. My partner and I raised two perfectly normal heterosexual kids (who are now adults).”

            no truth to any of that …… children can be influenced ………. look at all the billions of dollars spent on advertising …… they do not spend that for “nothing” to change minds ….

          • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

            Yes, children can be influenced. However, no one can do anything to influence sexual orientation and no one ever has. It is as futile as attempting to influence a child’s eye color. Gay people pose no threat to children.

          • Amos Moses

            “However, no one can do anything to influence sexual orientation and no one ever has.”

            Again …. wrong …. you were influenced whether you choose to recognize it or not ……

          • Jenny Ondioline

            Could anyone have influenced YOU to be attracted to the same sex? (Or opposite sex, if you are gay)?

          • Amos Moses

            depends on what you mean by influence and it depends on what age we are talking about ……… a gun to the head has great influence to many ….. children do not need that level of influence ……. and we are talking about children …… children are GROOMED to accept things ….. it happens every day ………

          • Jenny Ondioline

            You cannot change a person’s sexuality. It is fixed.

          • Amos Moses

            and bisexuals are fixed to what ….. and trans-whatevers are fixed to what …… nope …. it is all an excuse to rebel and sin ……..

          • Jenny Ondioline

            Bisexuals remain bisexual. Transgenderism isn’t related to sexuality. This has nothing to with sin or rebellion. This is science, and it’s simple science, too. And amazingly, you continue to fight it.

          • Chris

            Every thing you’ve written is wrong. What’s my evidence? it’s self-evident. You know, the same non-answer you give when you assume that you must be correct.

          • Amos Moses

            its not an assumption ….. it is scripture ………. i have that to back me up …. what you got ….. FYI …..

            “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

            …. phraseology from the DOI ……….

          • Chris

            “its not an assumption ….. it is scripture” Scripture doesn’t say anything about grooming others to hold an orientation. Once again the opinion of a self-hating gay is not to be taken seriously. Please seek help.

          • Amos Moses

            “Scripture doesn’t say anything about grooming others to hold an orientation. ‘

            Scripture says plenty about sin and the line it follows …….. and plenty about who leads other to it …………

          • Chris

            Does it say anything about mental illness and people who hate themselves? And how they should seek help from a counselor?

          • johndoe

            Prove it

          • Amos Moses

            the truth is not proven ….. it is accepted or rejected …….

          • johndoe

            Sure the truth can be proven…you just choose not to do so

          • Amos Moses

            truth does not require proof ….. truth is the measuring stick ….. you either use the measure of truth …. or you reject it …. you reject it ……….

          • johndoe

            Yes it does

          • Amos Moses

            nope ….. it is self-evident ……. unless you deny truth ……….

        • Jason Todd

          Explain “Queer Kid Stuff” for starters.

          Going there is such a bad idea. The evidence is so overwhelming it is the height of absurdity to think this isn’t the case.

          • johndoe

            When were you recruited to be straight? Could you get recruited to be gay? There is no evidence. Pure absurdity.

        • Charles

          Then why the need for propaganda?

          • Ambulance Chaser

            No one is evangelizing kids to be gay. They are instead helping to teach children about the world which, despite the best efforts of the Right, has gay people in it.

          • Charles

            “”They are instead helping to teach children about the world which, despite the best efforts of the Right, has gay people in it.””.

            They shouldn’t be “Teaching” this to kids at all. Certainly not Preschoolers. This should be left to parents. It’s a personal issue between families. Not to be exploited, and/or used by the Media, or Government for that matter.

          • johndoe

            Expository guidelines kids to tge fact that there are families different from their own isn’t a personal issues.

      • Chris

        Evidence that reading something turns children gay. Any flippant answers will be taken as a tacit admission that you have no evidence.

        • Amos Moses

          it is all a part of grooming them to accept it …. once accepted …. then it must be good ….. you can look to sources like MKUltra and other mind bending experiments like Milgram ….

          The Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley ….

          works on adults …. even more so on children ………….

          • Chris

            I’m sorry but the opinion of someone who hates himself is not really credible. You have no evidence, and that which is asserted without evidence may be dismissed without evidence. Please seek professional help. I’m sure there are good psychologists over there. Please seek one out.

          • Amos Moses

            Milgrim was not a christian to my knowledge ….. and his study still stands as unrefuted ….. dismiss at your peril …….

          • Chris

            Milgrim’s experiment “measured the willingness of study participants, men from a diverse range of occupations with varying levels of education, to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their personal conscience; the experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of people were prepared to obey, albeit unwillingly, even if apparently causing serious injury and distress.”

            It had nothing to do with homosexuality or sexual orientation of any kind but did have some application to fundamentalist mentality. Once away from these authority figures the test subjects could see what they had done more realistically. While under the sway of the authority figures they gave over their obedience. Sort of like you do to your illness, your pastor and your bible.

            Additionally please seek professional help. I’m sure there are good psychologists, psychiatrists or counselors over there. Please seek one out.

          • Amos Moses

            “”measured the willingness of study participants, men from a diverse range of occupations with varying levels of education, to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their personal conscience; the experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of people were prepared to obey, albeit unwillingly, even if apparently causing serious injury and distress.”

            It had nothing to do with homosexuality or sexual orientation of any kind but did have some application to fundamentalist mentality.”

            you really are disconnected from reality …… liberalism ……….

          • Chris

            It’s a quote describing the experiment. What did you think it had been about? By the way, as I’ve stated on another thread, I am neither liberal nor conservative. I believe that the left/right dichotomy is dead.

          • Amos Moses

            you can only run from the truth for so long ……….. keep running ….. you have no answers for anything …. but you will have to give account one day …………

          • Chris

            The milgram experiment went like this. Some uni students had volunteered for an experiment they were told, concerned ‘the effect of pain on the learning experience’.

            In actual fact an actor had been paid to sit in a chair which had fake electrodes. The actor was then to read a book and make deliberate mistakes. The students sat before a dial and, each time he made a mistake they were to turn the dial to the next highest setting and shocj the man. There was no real shock administered but they didn’t know this.

            At a point determined by the experimenter a light would go on. Only the actor could see this light. This was his signal to complain about the experiment and demand to be released from the chair. The students were then told to administer a shock. If they grew reluctant they were told by the experimenter ‘I take full responsibility’.

            The students even grew angry at the actor because he was making them feel bad. In other words they blamed the victim. Like you are doing.

            Now, of course you’ll find some way to twist the experiment but the experiment had NOTHING to do with sexuality. It was how people respond to authority figures. Once the subjects were away from authority figures they realised what they had done and would refuse to help in any more such experiments.

            If you’re implying that homosexuals only become that way because of an authority figure then once away from the authority figure they’d stop being homosexuals. But that NEVER happens. That’s because homosexuality is innate. That’s why it’s found in every single species on the planet.

          • Amos Moses

            it has nothing to do with homosexuality for a reason ……… it does not have to ….. has to do with authority and peoples willingness to bend to it despite their discomfort and and being given false information about what they are doing ….. just like homosexuals recruiting others and people like yourself giving false information to get them to do it …..

    • Pandorea

      Flagged. You’ve got no business promoting your hate site on a Christian blog. You have no integrity at all.

      • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

        Instead of argumentum ad hominem you might try to stay on topic. Meaningless gibberish in the pejorative serves no purpose whatsoever.

      • johndoe

        Get over yourself. This is a public forum.

      • Jenny Ondioline

        Where’s the hate?

  • Michael C

    If you wish to shield your children from the knowledge that gay people exist, that’s your right as a parent.

    …just know that a) you won’t be able to keep it a secret from them for very long, b) it won’t prevent gay people from existing, and c) it won’t prevent your gay kids from being gay.

    • Amos Moses

      we wish to protect them from the homosexual recruitment efforts ……… which entails letting them know of the dangers of homosexuals existence ………

      • james blue

        Could you be “recruited” to be gay? Did you have those “urges”? I couldn’t I was born heterosexual and couldn’t be talked into being anything else. I’m just not attracted to males.

        • Amos Moses

          i am not a child ………. and yes you could ……… your “attraction” would have little to do with it under the right circumstances ………

          • james blue

            Speak for yourself. You are obviously the one with same sex attractions that require suppressing

          • Amos Moses

            sin is suppressed …….. what else is new …… and you suppress some of yours ….. but you have nothing to stand on …………..

          • Curtis Pullin

            You’re gay?

          • Amos Moses

            i am a sinner ……… we are all sinners ………

          • Chris

            That wasn’t the question. Are you gay? Yes or no.

          • Amos Moses

            if we have committed one sin …. we have committed them all ….. the thought of a sin … is the sin …. even you have thought about what it is to be gay ……… and thus have committed the sin ….. and are a sinner …….. and sin can be forgiven through Christ ….

          • Chris

            “if we have committed one sin …. we have committed them all”

            So you’re a self-hating Gay in other words. Boy, no wonder you react the way you do. I don’t wish to insult you but please seek help. Such an attitude is not healthy.

          • Amos Moses

            “So you’re a self-hating gay in other words. ”

            and you are self-loving ……. with all that entails ….. all full of yourself …. and nothing else …….. would not want to trade places with you ….. i love something far, far greater than myself ……….. and yes ….. to many it looks like hate …….. but i would not trade it ……….

          • Chris

            As I said. The opinions of someone who is mentally ill are of no interest to me but they would be to your counselor. Please seek help. Hating yourself is not healthy.

          • Amos Moses

            well let me know what he tells you about your mental illness ………

          • Chris

            Projection.

          • Amos Moses

            nope … that would be you …….. projecting …..

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Cite, please, that someone can be “recruited” into being gay.

          • Amos Moses

            you …….

          • Chris

            Do you normally give flippant answers when asked for evidence?

          • Amos Moses

            you are not evidence ……….. really ……… you exist …. you are evidence ………

          • Chris

            So I am evidence despite being heterosexual? What am I evidence of? Your inability to abandon assumptions?

          • Amos Moses

            you are evidence of a creator God …….. everything you see is a testament of Him …….

          • Chris

            Argument by assumption is still an argument by assumption.

          • Amos Moses

            denial of the evidence is still denial ….. and mental illness ………

          • Chris

            You haven’t provided any evidence, merely assumption after assumption. And once again I don’t care what the opinion of someone who is mentally ill is. However if you think I amm then take this to a psych hospital and tell them how much you hate yourself and show them my remarks. I guarantee you they’ll be more interested in you. Or if you prefer I’ll show this lot to a psychologist as long as, if he recommends it, you’ll admit yourself into hospital. Deal?

          • Amos Moses

            you have no answers and now you are down to ad hominem ……. FAIL …………

      • Jenny Ondioline

        Homosexuals do not recruit. That comes straight out of the 1950s.

        • Amos Moses

          nope ….. comes straight out of “After the Ball” …….. 1990s ……….

          After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s (Plume)
          by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen

          • Jenny Ondioline

            I am not interested in some propaganda book. Homosexuals don’t recruit because it is not possible to get a person to change their sexual orientation.

          • Amos Moses

            yeah … nope …… cant deal with the reality of it …. that YOU have been recruited by the details outlined in the book ….. “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” ….. you have been fooled and cant admit it …….. Oleomargarine ….

          • Jenny Ondioline

            Nobody’s been fooled. We have science and you have superstition. We win.

          • Amos Moses

            without God you have no science …… God created man which is required for all cognitive reasoning, including all scientific inquiry, making my position ipso facto prior in the order cognoscenti ….. that means it is better than yours ….. Christ is better ……….

          • Chris

            “without God you have no science” Which people invented science? It was the Greeks wasn’t it? How does that fit into your claim?

          • Amos Moses

            i never said science came from christianity ….. it came from God who created the universe …. and He created the Greeks ………. without a stable universe in which things are predictable …. there is no science …..

          • Chris

            “it came from God who created the universe” Who gave it, not to His chosen people but to pagans who worshiped a multitude of Gods.

            “without a stable universe in which things are predictable …. there is no science …..”

            Except that Christians also believe in miracles which are violations of the laws of nature. So to Christians the universe is stable and unstable at the same time. Contradiction? Ha, ha, ha.

          • Amos Moses

            He gave it to all ……..

            “Except that Christians also believe in miracles which are violations of the laws of nature.’

            Nope …….. it is not a violation …. only that we do not understand it yet ………. FAIL ………

          • Chris

            “he gave it to all.” No He didn’t. God gave it to people who relied on logic to work things out. Strange that isn’t it? It’s almost like God favours logic to faith. 🙂

          • Chris

            Or you have and are blind to it.

      • Chris

        Homosexual recruitment? ha ha ha. That’s very funny. As I’m sure you know kids that were raised without any contact with homosexuals have realised that they are homosexuals as they got older.

        • Amos Moses

          they became enamored of a certain sin ….. and your premise is ridiculous …. “kids that were raised without any contact with homosexuals” ….. no such thing ……..

          • Chris

            Really? So kids that were raised without seeing another human except their family were really in contact with homosexuals? Or children who hod no idea who homosexuals were , were really in contact with them all along? Hah, ha, You are a funny guy.

            You seem to think homosexuals are everywhere. How many do you think there are? According to science they make up 5-10% of the population. That means 90-95% of the population aren’t gay. But you think it’s impossible not to be in contact with them. Ha, ha, ha.

          • Amos Moses

            “So kids that were raised without seeing another human except their family were really in contact with homosexuals?”

            Does not exist …….

          • Chris

            I beg to differ. I know of a family raised like that. Father was a research scientist. The children spent the first eight years of their life on an uninhabited island with just their family for company.

          • Amos Moses

            and he became a homosexual …….. doubt it …….

          • Chris

            You can doubt it all you like. Doesn’t change the facts.

    • Pandorea

      We definitely want out kids to know you exist. It’s 2017, every child should be taught to notice the signs of predators.

      • johndoe

        Look in the mirror. The overwhelming majority of child abuse is committed by straight white males.

      • Jenny Ondioline

        Calling someone you don’t know and have ever met a predator. Is that a GOOD idea, do you think?

        • Chris

          “Calling someone you don’t know and have ever met a predator. Is that a GOOD idea, do you think?”

          Shame on you. Next thing you’ll expect them to behave like Christians and not judge anyone. The very idea. 🙂

    • cadcoke5

      The process that is being introduced in Highlights, is called “Normalization”. The term is sometimes used by psychologists when a student at a school commits suicide, and then there is a sudden increase in the number of student suicides in the area It is the idea that once something is “normal,” it becomes more acceptable to do. In this case, the goal is to get the young kids to accept homosexuality as an appropriate thing.

      This “normalization” may also help later on, when the sexual predators start hunting for a target to groom for sex. Note that the overwhelming majority of homosexual men have had sex with an adult man, while they were still minors, So, this is not a minor issue.

      Also, childhood is a time when we have a great deal of development, including our image of self. If a child is abused in any way, it often has repercussions later on as an adult. If the “normalization” process opens the door to them experimenting with homosexual behavior when they enter puberty. It may well set them up for a lifetime of heartache, increased suicide rate, higher rate of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

      As a child, think I ALWAYS saw the Highlights magazine in a pediatrician’s waiting room. If your doctor has this in his waiting room, they may be unaware of the new policy. If they are aware of it, and are still OK with Highlights, you need to immediately find a different doctor.

      • RealityBites

        Why change from a good doctor just because they get a magazine that recognizes all different kinds of families?

      • Ambulance Chaser

        I would definitely NOT change pediatricians simply because mine supports LGBT rights.

  • Rachelthemillenial

    Children have a natural aversion to gays and lesbians, sensing they are not quite right. A three-year-old can easily tell a gay man from a normal man. It’s obvious that nature (or God, in the Christian view) hard-wired kids that way to protect them from harm. These activists understand this, so they have to work to undermine the child’s instincts, brainwash it into believing that what it senses is harmful is not harmful at all. It’s the equivalent of telling kids that it’s OK to play with venomous snakes or to drink out of bottles marked POISON.

    • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

      Oh please. When we lived in an Upper East Side high rise my late partner was the semi-official baby sitter. He was where parents would dump their kids in an emergency and the kids absolutely adored him.

      Suggesting that gay people pose a threat to children is the essence of homophobia. It is often an accompaniment to personal insecurity.

      • Rachelthemillenial

        You think Christians don’t watch the news? Every single day, gay men caught in stings where they sexted underage boys. We watch TV, we know what gay men do. Stop playing innocent. There’s literally thousands of links to stories about gay men preying on boys. That includes the head of the so-called Human Rights Campaign, the scumbag charged with sexual assault on a minor. You people are the lowest form of life.

        • SFBruce

          In December 2016, Manfred Malagon, pastor of the International Christian Fellowship, was charged with sexual abuse of a female parishioner, and in November 2016, Ronald Wayne Mitchell, pastor of Body of Christ Ministry, was charged with sexual assault of an underage female church member. Now, I certainly don’t believe that this means all ministers are sexual predators, and yet you rely on one specific individual and several vague, unsupported generalizations to indict an entire group. That’s neither truthful nor fair.

          • Jason Todd

            And I don’t see anyone defending these people, do you?

          • SFBruce

            No, I don’t. I also don’t see anyone defending those who commits child sexual abuse. My point was we don’t indict an entire group based on the behavior of a few.

          • uptheante99

            Then why are you comparing yourselves to people that commit sex crimes?

        • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

          The head of the Human Rights Campaign is Chad Griffin. I defy you to find anything of the sort. Gay men caught in stings? Really? According to the FBI heterosexual men pose the far greater threat to children. Indeed, the greatest danger seems to stem from Christian youth counselors.

          The story that you mangled was about a man who used to be on the board of HRC who was accused of having sex with an underage prostitute. The case against him was dismissed. On that score, again, it is heterosexual men who seem to be obsessed with underage girls.

          • Rachelthemillenial

            Co-founder of the HRC charged with sexual abuse of an underage male in November 2014. TerryBean and his boyfriend Kiah Lawson arranged a meeting with an underage boy via the web.

            Lots more where those came from. You can’t deny that gay men prey on boys.

          • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

            There were many co-founders of HRC which grew out of another group. He was never an officer of HRC, never had any day-to-day responsibility and he certainly wasn’t the head of the organization.

            Yes, that was the allegation and the kid was a hooker. The case was dismissed and, in this country, people enjoy the presumption of innocence.

          • Rachelthemillenial

            So he wasn’t a gay man?

            You can’t even tell the truth. You people are disgusting. Pure trash.

          • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

            Huh? What on earth …? Who said anything remotely close to that? Terry Bean is certainly a gay man. In this particular case, he was set up by Lawson who hired the kid who asserted that he was an adult. Lawson then attempted to extort money from Bean.

          • johndoe

            Do you understand that the charges were dropped or does that not play into your warped decision making skills?

          • Jenny Ondioline

            That’s an empty statement and means nothing unless you also want to measure how many straight men prey on girls. If you’re talking percentages you’re WAY off.

          • Chris

            Lots of Christian men prey on little girls. You can’t deny it doesn’t happen Rachel. So if you can generlize about all gay men then everyone should generalize about all Christian men. Same logic Rachel.

          • Rachelthemillenial

            We’re not allowed to post links here. Here are just a sampling of gay male “couples” who adopt boys and use them for sex. Type their names into any search engine. It’s obvious gay men prey on children.

            Frank Lombard Duke adopted son sex

            George Harasz Douglas Wirth adopted sons

            Peter Truong Mark Newton adopted son

            Ian Wathey Craig Faunch abuse children

            Carl Herold Charles Dunnavant son sex

            Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu foster boys

            David Cannon John Scarfe son sex

            Christian Jessica Deanda Eraca Dawn Craig torture

            Rachel Stevens Kayla Jones son abuse

            Pauline Moreno Debra Lobel son

            Aric Babbitt Matthew Deyo

          • SFBruce

            Individual cases, even a list of them, do not prove a general theory that gay men are predators.

          • Rachelthemillenial

            Your friend the Frog says that gay men do NOT prey on boys.

            Obviously you are both liars.

          • SFBruce

            Call me all the names you like. It will never prove your unsupported claim.

          • Rachelthemillenial

            I made NO “unsupported claim.” I have proof that gay men prey on boys. I listed just a few names of gay men arrested for preying on boys. All of them are part of the public record. If I could post links to the news stories, I would. It’s you who make the unsupported claim that gay men do not prey on boys. It’s a lie. You are a liar.

          • SFBruce

            I also provided a list of Christian ministers who’ve been charged with sexual misconduct with women, but I know that doesn’t prove all Christian ministers engage in this behavior. Likewise, your list proves nothing about the behavior by gay men as a group.

            And I repeat: calling me a liar proves absolutely nothing.

          • Chris

            You have evidence that SOME gay men do. There is evidence that SOME Christian men prey on little girls. So if some Gay men doing something proves that every single Gay man does then evidence that SOME Christian men prey on girls mean that EVERY Christian man does. Same logic. Be consistent Rachel.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Since he didn’t say that, I think the only liar in this discussion is you.

          • Jason Todd

            Since I know how to read and personally saw him use the phrase, “unsupported claim,” you’d be wise to stay out of this.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Yes, “unsupported claim” is totally the bad part. That’s exactly what I was talking about.

            Not the assertion that “SFBruce said that gay men never prey on boys.” Not at all.

            Also, I’d appreciate if you didn’t threaten me. Thanks.

          • Jason Todd

            I didn’t threaten you. I was making a statement of fact.

            You need to stay out of this. SFBruce lied, and here you are, changing facts to make it look like he didn’t. I am forced to get involved because I simply cannot and will not allow your BS to stand.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Oh? What did he lie about?

          • Chris

            Jason doesn’t do evidence.

          • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

            Search results are not evidence of anything. I am sure that there are gaay men who have sex with underage boys just as I am sure that 20-fold straight men have sex with underage girls. It proves nothing except a lack of inquisitiveness on your part.

          • Jason Todd

            The founder of the Human Rights Campaign, Terry Bean, had sex with an underage male. Bean was arrested and charged, but charges were dropped after the boy was paid over $20,000 in exchange for his silence.

            Those are the facts.

            Terry Bean is a pedophile. Period.

          • johndoe

            Citation for your evidence?

        • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

          And by the way, I am a retired CEO and my late partner was VP of a prominent media company. We had a monogamous relationship for over 30 years. You should only have such success — professionally and socially. First you will need to improve both your intellectual curiosity and your critical thinking. Moreover, you project considerable insecurity. You might want to get to the root of that.

          • Rachelthemillenial

            I don’t care if you’re a billionaire. Lots of rich people are trash.

            Gay men prey on boys. Deny it all you want. You more you deny it, the more obvious you are.

          • http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/ David Cary Hart

            The facts are that gay men are less predisposed to prey on underage boys than straight men are predisposed to prey on underage girls. That is confirmed by the FBI. I do not know a single gay man who has ever had sex with anyone underage. That is predominantly a heterosexual fantasy.

            You would know that if you read Mary Beard, for example. Sex with boys has a cultural presence going back to ancient Greece and Rome. It was the pursuit of heterosexuals. This took on another form throughout the Ottoman Empire which survives today as bacha bazi and it involves exclusively heterosexual males.

            Success in business has little to do with money. Success is measured by accomplishment. Success in life has nothing to do with money. Success is measured by accomplishment there too.

          • Jason Todd

            Then why is the LGBTQW community so prevalent in the movement to normalize pedophilia?

          • Michael C

            Then why is the LGBTQW community so prevalent in the movement to normalize pedophilia?

            …you’re going to have to provide some sort of citation on that one.

          • Chris

            Jason doesn’t do evidence. Just pronouncements.

          • uptheante99

            NAMBLA!

          • Michael C

            Who?

            Please name a “NAMBLA” spokesperson. How many members does this “group” have?

            Please cite an instance where you’ve witnessed a “NAMBLA” spokesperson or member attempting to “normalize” pedophilia.

            Please cite any action taken by a “NAMBLA” spokesperson or member to erode the age-of-consent laws.

            Who is this “NAMBLA” that you’re talking about?

          • johndoe

            Have ANY proof of that statement?

          • Lookinforawayout

            Especially when it comes to children (as described in the article above)?

          • uptheante99

            Is that why every undercover video of gays being asked about their first time shows it was at the hands of some pervy older dude raping the guy when he was an underaged kid? Just saying…. seen it a bunch!!

          • johndoe

            Post some irrefutable proof please

          • Lookinforawayout

            MEDIA – that explains so much!

        • james blue

          Every single day heterosexuals are caught sexting the underage. You can watch any episode of “to catch a predator” to see them caught on camera

          • johndoe

            Exactly

        • johndoe

          Hateful thing arent you?

        • William

          I work with domestic courts at the superior court level in my five-county judicial circuit, and I can honestly say it is only on rare occasion that a child predator is a homosexual. By far, the majority of child molesters are heterosexual males, almost always married and, in our circuit, almost always a member of the military. Do you likewise think married heterosexual male military personnel are the lowest form of life?

          • Rachelthemillenial

            I’m sure you’ve spent lots of time in court. Probably wear an ankle monitor.

          • William

            Your religion has made you bitter.

          • wandakate

            The older man that abused me as a child was a heterosexual male, he was also married a long time to his ONLY wife and they had 3 grown children and grandchildren at the time. There was myself and 2 other girls that I knew in the town where I lived and he abused all 3 of us, but at separate times. He would wiggle his way into the homes of single mom’s and pretend to help out with whatever they needed around the house (like a nice handyman) and then as time went by he would start being nice and sweet to the children or children (girls), and then as the mother got to know the man (so she thought), she would allow him to take the child/children bowling, or skating or to a park or an event and that is when he started getting bolder and doing what he wanted prompting them to (“never tell, cause this is our big secret”).
            Most probably said nothing. He would take me to the Dairy Queen or the Frosty Bar and get me whatever food I wanted or my favorite ice cream and then after he would take off out to a country road and get his kicks. Always with his handkerchief in hand and then he would dispose of that in the woods. He didn’t seem to want penetration only touchy feely kinds of stuff while he took care of himself…DISGUSTING!!!
            I think his wife knew, but since they didn’t do anything together anymore, she just knew he still had that “desire” and she kept quiet. SO, you’re probably right that they are heterosexual males and married. I for one know that was the case when I was just a little girl. This happened from around 7 all the way to about 12 I think. Children don’t really know any better so they keep quiet b/c the person is very good to them and they’ve learned to trust the man…And as icing on the cake, he was a church member at a Methodist Church and he was a Mason as well, and to top all that off he was a Deputy Sheriff in the town where we lived…How bout that????? We just never know, do we?

        • wandakate

          And they also prey on girls. Don’t you think lesbians like little girls, sure they do? Old men like little girls too even if their not “gay”. I was abused as a child by an older man who was a Deputy Sheriff in the town where I lived. What about all these Priest in the HRCC (Catholic Church) that have abused children (mostly boys)? There are stories of even Nuns who have abused the women in their care at Catholic Homes.

          We live in a perverted world, everything is upside down. Homosexuality is NOT normal, it’s against everything that GOD created. He created “man and woman”. Adam and Eve. He “did not” created two men to be with one another, or two women to be together. Totally against GOD’s original plan.
          He also created Heaven and Hell where ALL people will spend their eternity in one or the other. The decisions that we make today will determine which place we spend our eternity. It’s our choice. We are NOT born “that way”. People can have those thoughts but to act on them is when it becomes SIN!

          SHAME on the editors of this popular children’s magazine to go with the flow, follow the liberals, and fall off on the left side. MANY people parents, and grandparents will cancel their subscriptions…in due time with enough this magazine won’t be so popular after all.
          These people are in a union, they are NOT and NEVER will be in a real marriage, b/c that was set aside from GOD for only a male and a female, only a man and a woman and no other options are open. It’s always been that way, and now all the progressives want to change everything b/c they are living their own “selfish” way, and NOT thinking about GOD’s ways or what he wants…
          They have done themselves no favors in the eyes of GOD by displaying so called families starting out with two men in their magazine. Some people who see them in Doctor’s offices or elsewhere will take them and burn them…

      • Jason Todd

        No such thing as homophobia. There is such a thing as NAMBLA, however.

        • johndoe

          That little group is comprised of pedophiles…not gays. That old recycled nonsense proves nothing

          • Jason Todd

            Yes, it is comprised of pedophiles. Homosexual pedophiles. It’s called the North American Man-Boy Love Association for a reason.

          • johndoe

            It has nothing to do with homosexuals. They’re not associated with any gay groups. Just pedophiles….the majority of which are straight white males.

          • Jason Todd

            Dude, are you trolling? That comment has nothing to do with facts or even reality.

          • johndoe

            Prove me wrong….dude.

          • Charles

            Mayo Clinic.

            Pedophiles are usually attracted to a particular age range and/or sex of child. Research categorizes male pedophiles by whether they are attracted to only male children (homosexual pedophilia), female children (heterosexual pedophilia), or children from both sexes (bisexual pedophilia). [3,6,10,29] The percentage of homosexual pedophiles ranges from 9% to 40%, which is approximately 4 to 20 times higher than the rate of adult men attracted to other adult men (using a prevalence rate of adult homosexuality of 2%-4%). [5,7,10,19,29,30] This finding does not imply that homosexuals are more likely to molest children, just that a larger percentage of pedophiles are homosexual or bisexual in orientation to children. [19] Individuals attracted to females usually prefer children between the ages of 8 and 10 years. [3,5,31] Individuals attracted to males usually prefer slightly older boys between the ages of 10 and 13 years. [3,5]

            Heterosexual pedophiles, in self-report studies, have on average abused 5.2 children and committed an average of 34 sexual acts vs homosexual pedophiles who have on average abused 10.7 children and committed an average of 52 acts. [15] Bisexual offenders have on average abused 27.3 children and committed more than 120 acts. [15] A study by Abel et al [32] of 377 nonincarcerated, non-incest-related pedophiles, whose legal situations had been resolved and who were surveyed using an anonymous self-report questionnaire, found that heterosexual pedophiles on average reported abusing 19.8 children and committing 23.2 acts, whereas homosexual pedophiles had abused 150.2 children and committed 281.7 acts. These studies confirm law enforcement reports about the serial nature of the crime, the large number of children abused by each pedophile, and the underreporting of assaults. [1] Studies that used self-reports and polygraphs show that pedophiles currently in treatment underreport their current interest in children and past behaviors. [33,34]

          • johndoe

            The proportions of heterosexual and homosexual pedophiles among sex offenders against children: an exploratory study.
            Freund K1, Watson RJ.
            Author information
            Abstract
            Previous investigations have indicated that the ratio of sex offenders against female children vs. offenders against male children is approximately 2:1, while the ratio of gynephiles to androphiles among the general population is approximately 20:1. The present study investigated whether the etiology of preferred partner sex among pedophiles is related to the etiology of preferred partner sex among males preferring adult partners. Using phallometric test sensitivities to calculate the proportion of true pedophiles among various groups of sex offenders against children, and taking into consideration previously reported mean numbers of victims per offender group, the ratio of heterosexual to homosexual pedophiles was calculated to be approximately 11:1. This suggests that the resulting proportion of true pedophiles among persons with a homosexual erotic development is greater than that in persons who develop heterosexually. This, of course, would not indicate that androphilic males have a greater propensity to offend against children.

            Notice the 11:1 ratio of heterosexuals to homosexuals.

          • Charles

            That study was in 1992.The Mayo Study was in April 2007.

          • Jason Todd

            Prove what, exactly?

          • Laurie WackoBird Ballard

            Man–Boy is your proof (male/male)

          • Laurie WackoBird Ballard

            Umm…man-boy is hetero?

          • Jenny Ondioline

            NAMBLA is little more than a joke with membership of practically nil.

        • Jenny Ondioline

          Yeah, the guys that beat Mathew Shepard to death weren’t homophobes at all.

      • ClaudeLath

        I know a lot of kids that just love snakes too, crazy huh!!!

    • james blue

      Children don’t have a “hard wired” aversion to gays. They learn from their parents.

      • uptheante99

        You are out of your mind if you think NORMAL children don’t know the difference between a man being with a man and a man being with a woman as a couple, IF, as you are fond of saying, children sense they are gay at an early age, NORMAL Heterosexual children KNOW THEY ARE NOT GAY at an early age too!

        • james blue

          My comment history is open to full public view. Please feel free to link to any comment at any time I’ve said children have any sense of sexuality at an early age.

          Go cuddle your weak strawman somewhere else.

    • johndoe

      Where did you come up with this baloney? A child wouldn’t have the slightest clue about someone’s sexuality orientation. I never fail to be amazed at the outright fabrications posted by christians on this forum

      • Erik

        Haha, this is a Christian page, man. If you’re surprised or anything like that, it is you who kind of comes off like the troll here. When the site says, “Christiannews”, do you expect to see stuff that agrees with your worldview? Really?

      • Erik

        And actually, natural law DOES cause a child who knows they exist because of the biological joining of two separate sexes, WILL ask why two people who are the same sex are a couple. Even from an evolutionary standpoint, if you deny creation, you have to explain how the propagation of the species can continue with same sex unions. It is counter-intuitive and children know that. They do not have to be “brainwashed” into thinking it is unnatural. Whether you’re a Christian or an evolutionist, you have to contend with how homosexuality is natural. Pervasiveness does not prove naturalness, it only proves a large number of those who choose to go against it.

        And as for the parents, it is their right to teach the children about nature and sooner or later, even if you’re an atheist, you’re going to have to explain to your kids when they do ask after being told we are here by accident and that we come about by men and women having sex, why and how new babies can come. And even if you make an end run around nature and do IVF, you’re still presupposing the natural order of things for homosexual couples to have children–you still need what a male has and what a woman has biologically to bring about new life. Instinctively, children will know this.

        So making it seem like Christians are the ones brainwashing their children and are just bigots, it is you who has the burden to prove how human life can continue if homosexual unions were natural. Flipping the script and making Christians out to be bigots only points to you being bigoted towards those who disagree with you when it is you who cannot account for continuing human life without cheating the biological system and using man and woman parts to create a baby in a lab or through a surrogate.

    • Robert

      Makes one sick to think parents would want there children to have this magazine. Yet then there are parents that think the values of clans like kkk or isis is good for there kids to. I WOULD think there are children’magazines promoting that also.

      • RealityBites

        Yeah I guess it just bothers you that some people want their kids to learn that other people besides them exist.

      • Chris

        I know right? There are magazines that teach little kids to hate based on what group you belong too. They are usually put out by extremist religious groups.

    • Jenny Ondioline

      No, children respond kindly when they are treated kindly, so would only have aversions to unkind behavior. They don’t have natural aversions to homosexuals.

    • Chris

      “Children have a natural aversion to gays and lesbians, sensing they are not quite right”

      The same statement would have been said about white children’s aversion to Negroes a hundred years ago.

  • William

    “This would be a deal breaker for conservative families.”

    Being conservative doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a hateful bigot.

    • johndoe

      Thankfully

  • Garden of Love

    Is there any greater sin than the corruption of children?

    • Curtis Pullin

      Teaching children that they may go to hell ranks right up there.

  • meamsane

    Part of the propagandist “Gay Manifesto”.

    • Chris

      The manifesto that everyone knows about except gays apparenty.

      • meamsane

        No doubt. They are “useful tools” as well.

        • Chris

          “Useful tools” in their own manifesto? So they are tricking everyone including themselves and manipulating themselves while hiding the truth from themselves? That’s a neat trick.

          • meamsane

            Yes, it is. It’s called deception. Many can even be deceived into believing a lie, for instance, that homosexuality is natural and normal.

          • Chris

            You mean instead of the believing the scientific evidence? For example from zoology that homosexuality if found in every species on the planet. Or logic – that which is found in natural is natural. Homosexuality is found in nature. Therefore homosexuality is natural.

            Normal is only something the majority does. It’s undeniable that homosexuality isn’t something the majority do. Just like having red hair or writing with their left hand.

          • meamsane

            So animals are your example to follow? And yet this is actually rare. You make it sound dominate but it is not. So by your logic, we should live by instinct, like animals do, which do not have morality as men do, and just live by every impulse that comes into the human heart? Natural is a man and women, two complimentary sexual pairs in marriage that make a sexual whole. Two men or women are not natural sexual pairs in nature. The sexual physical structures of two men (or women) have to much same-ness and therefore are not complimentary.

            Having red hair or being born a different skin color is immutable and un-changeable and is not a behavior unlike homosexuals.

          • Chris

            “So animals are your example to follow? And yet this is actually rare.”

            Brilliant strawman. I wrote that that which is found in natural is natural and you try and claim I was saying we should copy nature.

            Firstly we don’t have to copy nature. We are part of the natural world. Secondly, as explained above that was NOT my argument. But you already knew that didn’t you?

            “So by your logic, we should live by instinct, like animals do, which do not have morality as men do, and just live by every impulse that comes into the human heart?”

            We already live partially by instinct. Heard of the fight or flight response. Additionally, as Ive already pointed out, this wasn’t my argument. I was arguing that something which is found in nature is natural. You’ve turned that argument, which is one of definition, into one or ethics. That is shifting the goalposts and a rather obvious strawman.

            “Natural is a man and women, two complimentary sexual pairs in marriage that
            make a sexual whole.”

            The dictionary defines natural as “Present in, or produced, by nature.” You are simply wrong. Are you prepared to admit it or will you just change the subject again?

            “Having red hair or being born a different skin color is immutable and un-changeable and is not a behavior unlike homosexuals.”

            Using the left hand is a behaviour. It is also something which is innate in humans just like homosexuality. Someone can be a homosexual and live a completely chaste life. Homosexuality is an orientation. Homosexual acts is the behaviour.

          • meamsane

            “Brilliant strawman. I wrote that that which is found in natural is
            natural and you try and claim I was saying we should copy nature.”

            Strawman? That’s funny! You introduce the notion of homosexuality in the animal kingdom as evidence that makes it pertinent to human homosexuality,which was actually the topic, and accuse me of a strawman argument? Does an animal even know what homosexuality is? Do they understand such things? A dog will hump your leg, does this mean it is natural? Does the dog intend beasiality?

            “We already live partially by instinct. Heard of the fight or flight
            response. Additionally, as Ive already pointed out, this wasn’t my
            argument. I was arguing that something which is found in nature is
            natural. You’ve turned that argument, which is one of definition, into
            one or ethics. That is shifting the goalposts and a rather obvious
            strawman.”

            I didn’t know that this conversation was supposed to be very narrow in it’s application according to you? when did you set those guidelines? But now you want to inform me that it is? Your the one shifting goalposts, and after the fact!

            “The dictionary defines natural as “Present in, or produced, by nature.”
            You are simply wrong. Are you prepared to admit it or will you just
            change the subject again? Or are you going to pick a fight with
            dictionaries now?”

            You are the one changing the subject! Talk about a strawman!!

            “Using the left hand is a behaviour, being lef-handed is not, just like
            homosexuality. Someone can be a homosexual and live a completely chaste
            life. Homosexuality is an orientation. Homosexual acts are the
            behaviour.”

            Homosexuality is not like being left-handed. Homosexuality stems from a desire, being left-handed does not. And just because a homosexual can live a chaste life, does not validate the behavior. Nor does it validate the desire.

            Since you have tried to manipulate this conversation in the way you have, I am ending it!!

          • Chris

            “You introduce the notion of homosexuality in the animal kingdom as evidence that makes it pertinent to human homosexuality,which was actually the topic, and you accuse me of a strawman argument”

            Yes what you argued was a strawman.You claimed that homosexuality wasn’t natural. The very word ‘natural’ means found in nature. That being the case showing that homosexuality is found throughout the natural world is very pertinent.

            Secondly we are part of the natural world.

            By the way a strawman argument is defined as “A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy
            based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent’s argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not advanced by that opponent. One who engages in this fallacy is said to be “attacking a straw man”.”

            Since you did this and I did not you were using a straw man argument.

            “Does an animal even know what homosexuality is? Do they
            understand such things? A dog will hump your leg, does this mean it is natural? Does the dog intend beasiality?”

            The dog is masturbating. Is masturbation natural? Yes it is! Whether it understands why it is doing it or doing it out of instinct the result is the same. As I stated before natural merely means found in nature. It has nothing to do with understanding. It has nothing to do with ethics. It means only that it is found in nature.

            You then added “I didn’t know that this conversation was supposed to be very narrow in it’s application according to you?”

            It isn’t. Withdraw the assertion that homosexuality is unnatural and assert that it is unethical and we can discuss that.

            You then asserted “You are the one changing the subject! Talk about a strawman!!”

            You have no idea what a straw man argument is, do you?

            As to me changing the subject you wrote “Many can even be deceived into believing a lie, for instance, that homosexuality is NATURAL and normal” You’re the one who asserted it. I’m just showing you are wrong.

            “Homosexuality is not like being left-handed. Homosexuality stems from a desire, being left-handed does not.”

            Correction. Being left-handed and being homosexual stems from an innate instinctive desire.

            “And just because a homosexual can live a chaste life, does not validate the behavior. Nor does it validate the desire.”

            But you haven’t made any case that homosexuality is unethical. All you’ve done is go over and over an argument you made – it’s unnatural – which you now claim you didn’t make. Hint: Everyone can still see your previous posts.

          • Chris

            They can’t be deliberately tricking everyone and be deceiving themselves at the same time. That is humanly impossible. Perhaps you should examine things a bit more logically.

          • meamsane

            Have you ever heard of the blind leading the blind?

          • Chris

            Yep. People know they are blind.

  • Nidalap

    All sexual perversions are logically related.
    Mark my words, we’ll soon enough be asked to “understand” pedophiles…

    • johndoe

      Pedophilia is illegal and kids can’t consent to sex .

      • Nidalap

        Sadly irrelevant.
        What is illegal can shift over time in societies.
        And, don’t give me the “They can’t consent” spiel when parents are scheduling reassignment surgeries for their 4 yr old “transgenders”…

        • johndoe

          A child cannot consent to sexual relations.

        • SFBruce

          I’m no expert on transitioning, but I highly doubt that any 4 year old is undergoing sexual reassignment surgery. I understand this is baffling to many people, but you really should be careful about making ridiculous, unsupported claims.

          • Nidalap

            You are correct, it would seem.
            After some thought (and a couple of fruitless searches for what I THOUGHT I remembered), I’ve come to the conclusion that I had info from two different stories fusing in my head here.
            I’ve made an edit in the offending comment. My apologies.

        • Jenny Ondioline

          No one’s ever going to allow sex with children, because children cannot consent and it will always be seen as abuse. Furthermore, every homosexual group there IS would be as firmly behind the protection of children as you are.

    • Chris

      “All sexual perversions are logically related.”

      Evidence?

      • Nidalap

        Heh.
        You were so keen to snarkify that you didn’t even deny that they were ALL perversions.
        I guess, deep down, you know it too…

        • Chris

          Calling something a ‘perversion’ is a matter of opinion. What is a perversion to me isn’t to you. For example your hatred of gays, your ego worship and your assumption that you MUST be right are perversions to me. You’d claim they are normal. Correct?

          • Nidalap

            Interesting thing to say, considering that you’re assuming that you MUST be right…
            What are you, some kind of pervert? 🙂

          • Chris

            Everyone starts with a belief they think is right or they wouldn’t hold it. The trick is to hold it tentatively – which means you hold that you could be wrong. That’s why people examine counter evidence.

          • Nidalap

            Well now! The fact that you’re at least CONSIDERING that they might all be perversions IS a step in the right direction! 🙂

          • Chris

            I am open to be convinced about anything. Just provide the evidence, or in this case the logical argument.

          • Chris

            I also can’t help but notice that, although I am prepared to change my position if given sufficient evidence or a good enough logical argument, you have given no indication you will shift from yours. Perhaps because you realise, at least subconsciously, the weakness of your position.

          • Nidalap

            Just comes from being on the right side!
            A ship that is anchored will not be constantly shifting with the tides…

          • Chris

            “A ship that is anchored will not be constantly shifting with the tides…”

            And a human being who’s arrogant won’t credit the possibility that he could be wrong. Since you’re not a ship…

          • Chris

            “What are you, some kind of pervert? :)”

            Oh, I’m far, far worse. I’m a philosopher. 🙂

  • Max

    This nitwit Kristina Wertz showed her ignorance when she spoke of “LGBT families.” No such thing exists. Every human being on this planet has a father (male) and mother (female), and that is hard science, no child on earth has two mommies or two daddies. These silly activists are fighting a war against nature, they won’t even admit that the natural family unit consists of man-woman-child. People who can’t even grasp something as simple as human reproduction are hopeless. Even a 4th grader knows where babies come from. “LGBT families” is as nonsensical as these men who claim they are “really’ women.

    • johndoe

      You haven’t a clue. Gay folks have been parenting children for a long time. Your bigoted rhetoric won’t change that fact. I guess in your little world,those who can’t have children and decide to adopt aren’t families…. Feel sorry for people with your mindset….

    • Michael C

      I have several close friends who were not raised by their biological parents. They might disagree with your narrow definition of family.

      • Max

        My “narrow definition of family” was dictated by NATURE.

        If you really believe that two men can be parents,
        please tell us which one of the men supplies the EGG cell which is necessary for human reproduction.

        The world is waiting for you to share your deep scientific wisdom. Please provide links so we can learn more about these men who produce eggs and women who produce sperm.

        • Michael C

          As I said before, I have several friends who were not raised by their biological parents. A couple of them have, as adults, reconnected with their biological mothers.

          However, if you ask them, they will not hesitate to inform you as to who their real parents are. They may have been created by a particular male and female, but their real parents are the ones who raised them.

        • Tangent002

          So you are asserting that a couple who adopts a child is not a ‘real’ family, right?

          • RealityBites

            I would love to see him tell my friends who were adopted that they aren’t part of a “real” family. That would not end well for him

        • johndoe

          You need not have biologic kids to be a parent.

    • SFBruce

      By your criteria, a married couple who adopt children doesn’t constitute a real family. LGBT people understand biology very well; we also understand that biology may create families, but it’s love and mutual commitments to care and support each other that makes a strong family, regardless of the circumstances which brought them together.

      • Max

        No, you are very ignorant. “Love and mutual commitments to care and support each other” do not create babies. Takes a man and a woman.

        • SFBruce

          Surely you know that biological parents don’t always live up to their responsibilities. The only point I’m trying to make is the majority of men and women are capable of producing children, but that doesn’t ensure that all of them are willing or able to be good parents. The measure of successful parenting is the degree to which parents provide their children with love and support, regardless of the presence or lack of a biological connection.

        • Ambulance Chaser

          Since when is it required that you be biologically related to someone else to be family?

    • RealityBites

      Hate to break it to ya, but there are all different kinds of families, not just yours

      • Max

        That is so true. Millions of gay men give birth every day. Gay men produce egg cells, lesbians produce sperm.

        Yep, you’re equal to us in every way. No difference. Millions of kids in the US had parents who were the same sex.

        You’re a science wiz, no doubt. Full equality.

        • RealityBites

          And you really still think that biology is the only factor in determining a family. Hate to break reality to ya, but there are all different kinds of families, even those who aren’t biologically related.

        • Chris

          Do you understand what a strawman fallacy is?

          Let me make this clear for you.
          Can an a couple who adopts a child be a family to that child? Yes or no.

  • Georgia Girl

    Cancel your subscription and let them know why. I just wonder how many LGBT have subscriptions for their kids (lol)? Spread the word….no more Hilights.

    • TwoRutRoad

      And then, when your child asks why they can’t have the magazine anymore, you can teach them hate, bigotry and intolerance.

      • Bob Johnson

        Or you could tell them that it contains “forbidden knowledge.”

  • Tangent002

    A depiction of a same-sex couple is a matter of reality. It will not ‘turn’ straight kids gay.

    • John

      Depict men engaging in bestiality. What harm can it do? Children should be exposed to every form of sex. It will do no harm at all. It will make them tolerant and compassionate.

      • johndoe

        Is the magazine depicting sexual relations? Nope. Children should be aware that there are different types of families. No harm can come from that…..

      • Chris

        Homosexuality has nothing to do with bestiality. Do you often think of bestiality? Is that why you mentioned it?

  • E528491

    This is wonderful. I’m so proud of highlights for finally putting into the magazine what is out in the world. There are so many amazing LGBT parents that adore their children that need be rep.
    Many many children across the USA now go to school and pre school and have classmates that are being raised by same sex couples. It’s only right to include that.

  • Robert

    Don’t buy the sicko magazine.

  • sammy13

    I read about this last year (I forget where) and promptly sent off an email to them expressing my disgust for their abandonment of wholesomeness. I did get a response and they thanked me for sharing my concerns. But that is as far as it went.

    • RealityBites

      In other words you’re upset that they choose to acknowledge reality. How sad

  • Becky

    Well, of course Highlights responded in that manner. Everyone knows that when one homosexual is offended the entire legion is also offended and when that happens…

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Exposure to homosexuality is a child abuse. All children have rights to innocence and normality.

    • RealityBites

      Oh yeah kids will be so damaged by learning about the world around them. PUHLEEZE

    • Jenny Ondioline

      Teaching children that homosexuals exist is reality, not abuse.

      • Chris

        Here, here.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        No, it teaches children that abnormal immorality is okay. Such Nazi Youth education is wrong. All children need to learn the way of the Lord to live for life. Children have rights to dream about purity and goodness.

        • Jenny Ondioline

          No it doesn’t Grace, because it isn’t abnormal nor is it an abomination. You have been taught that by people with no business teaching it.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. Secular Western women don’t have children and they desire to destroy other people’s children by the installation of abnormal immorality in the world. Those who submit to secular West’s immorality are real pitiful slaves. No slavery to godless Western nudist women. It’s a shame as a human being on Planet Earth. People must submit to God alone.

          • Jenny Ondioline

            No, you are wrong. Secular western women have plenty of children and don’t want to destroy anyone. As for where you get “nudist” from, I’m afraid you’d flown off into your own strange territory once again.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            They are not their own children, and secular women really don’t care about children anyway and show skin too much as if showing skin is the only thing they can do although nudity is bad to brain and character. If they really cared about children, they’d never have promoted such destructive immorality in the society. Children need the instructions of the Lord and both real parents and a moral society to be happy, not a Sodomic world where even children’s magazine promotes abnormal sexual immorality. Children have rights to morality and to decency. Everyone does.

  • TwoRutRoad

    The use of the word INDOCTRINATED and the last sentence of the article, “That is a parent’s role.” made me think of religion in public schools, which is a perfect example of indoctrination and what should be a parent’s role. The picture in question is a cartoon drawing of happy people living in reality. Maybe the next issue will show a single mother who is a fornicator and had children out of wedlock. Big deal.

    • Radix

      LOL – “happy”

      Your domestic violence rates are twice as high as normal couples. That “happy” act is bogus.

      • Chris

        Violence in Christian evangelical families is also higher than average. The idea that you’re happy is just an act too.

  • Cheetahpop

    To believe that the lust between two males or two females is the same as the love between a man and woman is sheer idiocy.

    • Jenny Ondioline

      Which is why gay and lesbian people have been working so hard for so long for the right to get married. Give your head a shake. It’s not lust, it’s love like anything else that goes on between straight people.

      • Cheetahpop

        Impossible. The biological and physiological differences in the male and female brain preclude a male-male or female-female relationship to be like a male-female one. Wishing, hoping, and screaming about discrimination from “homophobes” still doesn’t make it so.

        • Jenny Ondioline

          All I need to do to disprove that is speak to any deeply committed homosexual couple.

          • Cheetahpop

            Nothing more than a deviant friendship. All you need do is go to the hardware store, get two female adapters and fit them together.

          • Jenny Ondioline

            We’re not talking about hardware, we’re talking about human beings. There’s nothing deviant about falling in love.

          • Cheetahpop

            Not being the norm, homosexuality is a deviant behavior by definition, no doubt analogous to sickle cell disease, which sacrifices some in order that the trait may protect twice as many, and the species continue for another generation. If homosexuality were the norm, there would be next generation. I don’t expect you to be able to differentiate love from lust. Society, in general, cannot.

          • Chris

            Allow me to tell you a true story.
            A guy in his late teens came out as gay. He played the field for a bit and then settled down with a male partner. After a few years of being together the guy found out he had AIDS. Sex was out but his partner stayed with him.

            The guy’s mother, who believed that homosexuality was all about lust went to visit her son. As she opened the door she found the partner cleaning up vomit. She asked where her son was and was told “in the toilet coughing his guts up. When he’s finished I’ll carry him back to bed.

            The thought suddenly hit her “if that was a woman I’d be thinking ‘see how much she loves my son. Why can’t I admit it because it’s another man?”

            Can you admit it was love?

          • Cheetahpop

            The problem with the word “love” in English is that it is very non-specific. From your story, would you clean up after a sibling? Yeah. A friend? Yeah. A visitor in your house? Well, yeah. It’s the decent thing to do. All of these could be termed “love”, but represent quite different relationships: brother-sister, friends, acquaintainces… There is nothing in your story that is unique to a man-wife marriage being mimicked by homosexuals.

          • Chris

            “There is nothing in your story that is unique to a man-wife marriage being mimicked by homosexuals”

            I’m not saying there was. My story counters the often heard assertion that homosexual relationships are all about lust. Where’s the lust here? The gay couple can’t have sex anymore yet something keeps them together. That something is obviously love.
            Love then can be just as much a part of homosexual relationships as it can be of heterosexual relationships.

          • Cheetahpop

            If I examine my bias, you have to try and listen to what I’m saying. There are many kinds of “love.” Your story does not demonstrate a love more than friendship that is worthy of marriage. My bias is simple: biological, there should be nothing so unfavorable in natural selection, and scripturally, it is an example of one being completely immersed in his own desires.

          • Chris

            “If I examine my bias, you have to try and listen to what I’m saying.”

            Fair enough.

            “There are many kinds of “love.” Your story does not demonstrate a love
            more than friendship that is worthy of marriage.”

            Or it could demonstrate the love found in a relationship of one lover for another. Saying that something might be the case does NOT prove it is.

            “My bias is simple:
            biological, there should be nothing so unfavorable in natural selection,
            …”

            Incorrect. Homosexual couples have been shown to provide evolutionary benefits in various species. For example among heterosexual couples if a couple dies their children will die also since few to no heterosexual couples will take care of any offspring which is not theirs. If homosexual couples exist then such offspring will usually survive.

            You seem to limit evolution to an individual level but this is an error. Evolution works on a species level. What helps the species is good. Now as long as homosexuality does not become a majority orientation – which seems extremely unlikely – then the species is in no danger from homosexual individuals.

            “…and scripturally, it is an example of one being completely immersed in
            his own desires.”

            Incorrect. For example the reason Paul gives for the existence of homosexuality in an individual is idolatry which we both know is nonsense. Secondly it is irrelevant what scripture says if the homosexuals concerned do NOT share either your faith or your interpretation.

            Any other objections?

          • Cheetahpop

            Whether homosexuals do or do not share my faith is irrelevant. What God thinks in the end is the only thing that matters. Being immersed in one’s own desires is idolatry — it places the importance of something above God.

            The only other species which displays homosexuality is sheep. It’s interesting that scripture says that, “we, like sheep, have all gone astray.”

            There is a spiritual aspect of a marriage that a homosexual relationship can never have. A man and wife “become one flesh.” God, I suppose, regards them as a single entity… something mere mortals likely cannot understand.

            But there is good news:

            There’s a place where mercy reigns and never dies,
            There’s a place where streams of grace run deep and wide.
            There’s a place where sin and shame are powerless
            And my heart has peace with God and forgiveness!

            Where all the love I’ve ever found
            Comes like a flood, comes flowing down.

            At the Cross. At the Cross,
            I surrendered my life.
            I’m in awe of you.
            I’m in awe of you.
            Where your love ran red
            And my sin washed white.
            I owe all to you.
            I owe all to you, Jesus.

            — Chris Tomlin

          • Chris

            “Whether homosexuals do or do not share my faith is irrelevant.”

            It’s relevant if you think you have the right to deny a homosexual jobs, housing, marriage, etc, on the basis of your religious interpretation of a text.

            “What God thinks in the end is the only thing that matters. Being immersed in one’s own desires is idolatry — it places the importance of something above God.”

            Such a definition of idolatry is ridiculous. Under that definition everyone [including fundamentalists] are idolaters and therefore should all be homosexuals.

            Secondly someone holding something as being more important than God is NOT the cause of homosexuality.

            “The only other species which displays homosexuality is
            sheep. It’s interesting that scripture says that, “we, like sheep, have all gone astray.”

            Except that is totally false. A partial list of animals which display homosexuality are: Bison, Penguins, Lions, Chimpanzees, Dolphins, Elephants, Dogs, and Koalas among many, many others. I suggest you do a google search for homosexuality in nature.

            “There is a spiritual aspect of a marriage that a homosexual relationship can never have. A man and wife “become one
            flesh.” God, I suppose, regards them as a single entity… something mere mortals likely cannot understand.”

            So you’ve abandoned the idea that homosexual relationships are all about lust and now offer an argument from silence? The fact is the verses you are quoting, in part, deal with reproduction. It says NOTHING about how homosexual relationships can’t be spiritual. But even if it did, so what? Why should someone who doesn’t share your faith be denied marriage because of something YOUR interpretation of YOUR religious text says?

          • Chris

            My main point, when mentioning the religious faith, or lack of same, of homosexuals, is that no one has a right to force religious conformity on people who do not share that faith.

          • Cheetahpop

            The idea of marriage being a man and woman has been universal for millennia. Remember that every state that had constitutional amendments to define marriage, every single one confirmed that marriage is a man and a woman. Any ethos, be it religious or not, will always seem oppressive to one who disagrees. Just the fact that homosexuals feel guilt when they decide they’re homosexual says that it violates their conscience — the base of all ethos.

          • Chris

            “The idea of marriage being a man and woman has been universal for
            millennia.”

            Incorrect. Some aboriginal tribes accepted gay marriage, as did some Apache tribes, the ancient Greeks and Romans, and even the Chinese who called them ‘flow drum marriages’.

            “Remember that every state that had constitutional amendments
            to define marriage, every single one confirmed that marriage is a man
            and a woman.”

            Google the term ‘Tyranny of the majority’ and why it’s a bad idea.

            “Any ethos, be it religious or not, will always seem
            oppressive to one who disagrees. Just the fact that homosexuals feel
            guilt when they decide they’re homosexual says that it violates their
            conscience — the base of all ethos.”

            Since they are being told by all and sundry that they are evil I’m not surprised that they feel guilty. However when we take away that indoctrination – for example in China – we don’t find any such guilty conscience.

          • Chris

            “There are many kinds of “love.” Your story does not demonstrate a love more than friendship that is worthy of marriage.”

            If my story was about a mixed race couple you could still have made this statement. How does one measure love? How can one demonstrate one type of love from another?

            Surely it would be by behavioral traits. In this case two people who were lovers and are still living together. Both still devoted to each other, both still demonstrating such devotion by their action.

            In any cas the only one who knows our emotions is the individual having them. They, and they alone, are the expert as far ass their emotions are concerned. This gay couple decribed their affection for each other as romantic love. Since they are the only experts concerning their own internal state then their word must be taken unless you can prove that you know their minds better than they do. Good luck with that.

          • Chris

            Strange. We both agree that the relationship between these two men is one which expresses love yet you wrote “To believe that the lust between two males or two females is the same as the love between a man and woman is sheer idiocy.”

            Perhaps it’s your view which is ‘sheer idiocy”.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    Christians wake up!

    If you’ve been promoting the biblically seditious Constitution in any fashion you’re complicit in this and all other abominations and atrocities that have resulted from the 18th-century founders replacing Yahweh’s unchanging moral law for the for their own capricious Enlightenment and Masonic traditions.

    This is but one of tens of thousands of consequences of the wind today’s America is reaping as a result of the wind sown by the constitutional framers:

    “[B]ecause they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1,7)

    Had the founding fathers (like their 17th-century Christian Colonial predecessors) established government and society upon Yahweh’s triune moral law (His Ten Commandments and their respective statues, including Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13), there would be no homosexual agenda period because no sodomite or lesbian would dare risk exposing themselves to petition government for their “rights” or advertise in children’s magazines.

    For more on how Yahweh’s immutable moral law applies and should be implemented today, see free online book “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page and scroll down to title.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

    • wandakate

      Most of today’s Christians will tell you that the big 10 are NOT relevant. They are obsolete and not valid anymore. They were “nailed to the cross” when JESUS (YESHUA) died.
      The New Covenant has done away with the Old Covenant and all of those “unnecessary” laws. They fail to realize that the “MORAL LAWS” of GOD actually “never” went anywhere. He came to improve the laws, not do away with them.
      Isn’t GOD the same yesterday, today and tomorrow? The sacrificial laws, and the ceremonial laws, and other man made laws of that day and time were not necessary any longer, but the big 10 Commandments (ALL of them) have “never” been done away with even though people are told they have been…
      They believe that “ONLY” the two new laws applied and the rest did not. Love the LORD thy GOD, and love thy neighbor as thyself…are the only two now that matter.
      If the 5th commandment still stands then does the 3rd? If the 8th one is still relevant, what about the 4th? IF one of them applies today then they ALL apply, however most people want to make their own rules and their own laws and just obey the ones that fit snugly into their lifestyles without any regard to what GOD commanded. There will be judgment for these things…

      • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

        Amen, Wandakate!

        • wandakate

          Thanks, won’t it be interesting to see how many people agree with this. Most probably not many if any more at all, why? b/c people shy away from the truth. The truth hurts and they don’t want it. They are more “comfortable” living and believing the lies that mainstream has programmed them to believe. Remember JESUS (YESHUA) said, “Do not be deceived”. He told that to His disciples, in fact it was one of the first things he said to them in Matthew 24. He knew full well that above all we would be deceived by the masses who were on satan’s side and not on GOD’s (YAHWEH’s) side, therefore the warning.
          All through scripture we are advised, given laws, warnings of what is to come, but most just let it go right over their heads. I do believe that a huge wake up call will hit this nation, and it’s only just a matter of time. Would I be wrong is this assumption?

          • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

            Yes, I think we’re already witnessing the very beginning of the greatest paradigm shift in American history. But it’s not occurring in the White House where most contemporary Christians think it is. However, I believe Trump is there for this very reason. He provides a much greater opportunity for waking up Christians than Hillary every would have.

          • Grundune

            How does this great paradigm shift fit in with your effort to abolish the “biblically seditious” Constitution?

          • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

            Grundune is a Mormon who rejects the Christ of the Bible and the
            Word of God (Psalm 19:7-11; John 1:1-3, 14; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 John 1:7-11; etc.) and whose Doctrine and Covenants demand he defend the Constitution as divinely inspired (D&C 101:80, etc.), much the same as with the Book of Mormon. He knows if the Constitution is exposed for the biblically seditious document it is, that the entire Mormon house of cards comes tumbling down.

            He also rejects that Christ is our (ONLY) King (who he likes to depict as a dictator] now, despite a plethora of New Testament passages that prove otherwise. See blog article “The Kingdom is Not of the World But in the World.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Blog and search on title.

            Tragically, many Christians are more inclined to follow Doctrine and Covenants than they are the Bible when it comes to the Constitution.

          • Grundune

            The “Christian” dictator that Ted R. Weiland wants to install after he gets the U.S. Constitution abolished is NOT Christ. Jesus Christ does not need help from a two bit preacher when he comes the second time. Nor should we abolish the U.S. Constitution and wait for the Second Coming. Ted R. Weiland presents as one fry short of a Happy Meal.

  • Jim j

    Every knee will bow, every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    Yet another publication not to read or use.

  • Truthhurts24

    This is why Judgement is coming to this land because of perversions like this which is harming innocent children. Woe to this world because of offences against Gods children.

  • Daunell Lapointe

    Well, guess this magazine just lost a lot of money!

  • Daunell Lapointe

    Brainwashing children and shoving this garbage down everyone’s throats. If we all accept this gay agenda as normal then they have an easier time lying to themselves. We all know the difference between right and wrong.

  • christiscomingsoon

    Instead of changing and complaining about situations that’s not catering to your life or agenda, just go and make your very own gay family magazine and stop complaining that it doesn’t relate to your own personal life style. Business shouldn’t have to change the way they do business because your life style is different than most families.

    • Colorado Conservative

      Excellent point. Of course militant homosexuals do not care about anything other than to force society to see their perverted behavior as normal. So them making a magazine for themselves does not accomplish this.

    • Colorado Conservative

      Excellent point. Of course militant homosexuals do not care about anything other than to force society to see their perverted behavior as normal. So them making a magazine for themselves does not accomplish this.

  • Algis Matulis

    I am so sick of this “diversity” crap….. that’s what it is ….. crap !

  • Laurie WackoBird Ballard

    A followuo to Jenny O’s mention of Matthew Sheppard’s killers.. After 13 yrs of investigation; 100 interviews; & risking his safety by not leaving alone the drug trafe aspect of the tragedy, gay journalist Stephen Jiminez reports (in 2013) that the victim and perpetrator in this case knew one another, bought drugs from one another, had sex together, and partied together. Homophobia was not the motive in this crime. So a false narrative to force perversion onto the public stage won the day. Pride???? Goes before a fall…. For every human being.

  • Grundune

    By accusing me of depicting Christ as a dictator, Weiland has absolutely lost his reasoning.

    He has been pushing to have the U.S. Constitution abolished so a mortal Christian man (it has to be a man according to him) can take over the country and without the restrictions placed on him by the U.S. Constitution, he could correct all our problems, like Muslim immigration, lesbianism, etc. In fact a mortal Christian man with dictatorial powers is Weiland’s solution to all problems that have plagued us as a free people.

    Weiland has secretly shifted his position. He is now insinuating that it is Christ who he wants installed as our leader to correct all the problems we have created as a free people under a Constitution.

    That begs the question, why is Weiland working to abolish the U.S. Constitution? Christ doesn’t need his help to assume power when He comes again. Christ will come in power and rule and reign by His own authority.

    So why is Weiland campaigning so hard to abolish the U.S. Constitution? Is he getting paid to do this? If so, by whom? Who wants the U.S. Constitution abolished now?

    • David Hodges

      Actually you are the one accusing Jesus of being pro-dictator. Ted advocates doing things Biblically–choosing leaders in the same fashion that Saul and Matthias were chosen. If you don’t trust Him to pick the right man, perhaps you should look within for a solution to the problem, rather than cast aspersions to Ted.

      • Grundune

        Ted advocates doing things ACCORDING TO HIS INTERPRETATION of the Bible. He interprets the Bible to say that we should choose as our leaders, men who are revealed to us by God through His prophets.

        That was great when God was running His theocracy in the middle east over 3 millennia ago. Hey, Ted, where’s the Moses or Joshua to tell us who God wants installed in America today?

        So much for your interpretations.

      • Mark N

        The Bible talks of incest and mass murders

  • Linda JJ

    We cancelled our subscription a few weeks ago after hearing about this. Such a shame! Christians should create their own children’s magazine that is dedicated to honoring the Lord and not pushing sodomy!