Dec 22, 2012 8:35 AM GMT
VIDEO: Our kids are listening, are you destroying their innocence?
theantijock saidThe human kennel approach is interesting. Intellectually it seems to make sense on first thinking about it as some sort of stop-gap measure. But also my initial gut reaction is repulsion and it would take me a while to resolve that.
I'm not even sure what about it repulses me. Is it simply the kennel effect? Are we not able to provide real beds? How about we provide real families? Does providing real beds really acknowledge a problem we'd rather hole up in a kennel?
Are the kennels dehumanizing? Is it less dehumanizing to think of children fighting for their lives on the streets? How could the more violent of those two options seem more human? I find this very disturbing.
What I would love to see is the gay community pulling for their own. It's not enough to tell the kids it's okay to be gay. It's not enough to tell the parents, hey, stop throwing away your children. Because let's face it, the assholes are gonna keep throwing their gay children away. Is there any effort on the part of the gay community to provide a healthy & loving family life for kids thrown out of their own families? Or would we be asking too much of ourselves to do that when we can just cut a check and build a kennel?
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These videos were awesome! Thanks for sharing. I recently came out to my dad and he was surprisingly more accepting then I thought. I can't imagaine doing it though when I was a teenager and him not appoving and kicking me out.
I really want to volunteer and donate to these organizations helping these kids out.