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07/29/2013

IFI slights single parents, pretends it didn't

by Jeremy Hooper

The exceedingly anti-gay Illinois Family Institute is now running this reductive pic:

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But when a Facebook user rightly called them out on how this image and message also criticizes single parents, the org. was quick to jump in and insist, "Oh, no, no—that's not what we meant":

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Where do they get off making this distinction? Their meme quite clearly reads, "Every Child Deserves A Mom and A Dad." Their graphic quite clearly shows a man and a woman parenting a child. This leaves out any other kind of family that does not fit into the IFI's narrow box. They can't just jump in and say that they weren't criticizing single parenting when their message so clearly is!

The IFI knows that denigrating single parents would make them look mean, which is why the org. saw a need to jump onto this comment thread and do a little damage control. But the Illinois public is smarter than this. Anyone with a lick of sense knows that the IFI's worldview excludes many. If elected officials were to follow the IFI's governmental gospel to its logical extension, many hardworking and decent citizens would find themselves on a tier that resides below the insistent moral pedestal on which IFI places those who think like they do.

It won't stop at gay people. You should know that, fence-sitting straights.

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