Bill Donohue’s Shocking Sorority Party Mishap
The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue is characteristically apoplectic today about all the gay families invited to bring their children to scramble about for Easter Eggs on the White House lawn:
Gays at an Easter Egg Hunt makes as much sense as two men showing up at a sorority party. They don’t belong. Who says? Nature.
As someone who’s read quite a lot of books on concepts of natural law, both religious and secular, I have to say that this is the very first I’ve heard about a natural law, divine or otherwise, governing sorority parties, let alone Easter Egg Hunts. Nor can I recall any segment in David Attenborough’s Life on Earth series that covered the delights of giraffe-sorority beer-pong competitions.
Of course, there are plenty of examples of gay animals in nature, even ones that raise young together. Humans, however, remain the only species to paint chicken embryos and then hide them amongst daffodils, so I suppose that we’ll have to leave it up to humans to figure out exactly what the precise rules are that govern such activities.
And on that score, there’s the little problem of Easter Egg Hunts essentially being for, well, the kids, who Donohue’s ilk seem to perpetually forget even exist. Whatever your views on gay parentage, it exists, end of story. And it thus helps to remember that Donohue’s position here is essentially to say: “Sorry Tina, but you can’t come play with the other children because you have the WRONG MOMMY!!!”
Later on, we find out that Donohue’s vision of “natural law” is drawn from the peculiar authority of the Hallmark corporation, whose dictates Donohue apparently believes are mandatory and binding.
Next month we will celebrate Mother’s Day. Kids who have two fathers will be excluded from celebrating it. In June we will celebrate Father’s Day. Kids who have two mothers will be excluded from celebrating it. That’s the way nature works: it excludes people who don’t fit in.
No no Bill, that’s the way high school works. “Nature” generally eats the ones that don’t fit in… which is why we try not to look exclusively to the animal kingdom, or high school cliques, for lessons on how a pluralistic society made up of adults should operate.