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  1. elaygee
    December 3, 2008

    I think they are scared of what they know they would do as straight couples and misdirect their shame into anger against Gays.

  2. QueerinSoCal
    December 3, 2008

    I’m going to guess that this will end with the arrested couple saying they were trying to reform an unruly problem child and they were only doing what they thought was best for him.
    “He wouldn’t listen.”
    “He wouldn’t mind us.”
    “He was always getting into trouble.”

    I’ll go further out on that limb and guess that they’re firm believers in the biblical “spare the rod” crap.

  3. Louie
    December 3, 2008

    One Man + One Woman = Abused Foster Child.

    At least it did in this example.

    When are people going to educate themselves about the fact that a person’s sexual orientation has nothing to do with their ability to be a loving, caring, protective parent to a child?

  4. David C.
    December 3, 2008

    To Louie:

    People will do whatever they need to do to keep their world view consistent, even if that means completely ignoring the truth.

    It is unreasonable to expect those that are bound and determined to condemn gay people as unsuitable for marriage, child rearing, or even walking the face of the earth, are going to go looking for information that might prove their deeply held beliefs to be fundamentally, indefensibly, and objectively wrong.

    Sad to say, this pattern is all too common among human beings in general, not just this particular case.

  5. Alex H
    December 3, 2008


    Why am I surprised by this story? All of the child abuse and torture stories that I’ve ever heard of have come from heterosexual parents.

    I think there might have been one involving a lesbian couple, but I can’t remember the details.

  6. JJQR
    December 3, 2008

    But the boy’s aunt was arrested too, and….I don’t know, but she sure looks like a lesbian to me (just to be fair).

  7. David C.
    December 3, 2008

    Let’s not try and convict anybody here on BTB.

    The child needs protection, and details will take a time to emerge. Everybody needs to take a wait and see attitude and not confuse their emotion and imagination for facts that are not yet in. The last thing we need to do is start making everybody into a boogie man (or woman), JJQR.

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