Honest words are being spoken by a couple of famous homosexuals and several young adults raised by same-sex couples.
The creators of the Dolce and Gabbana clothing line — once a gay power couple and still very successful business partners — are getting some flack for defending the natural family.
In an interview with the Italian magazine, Panorama, Stefano Gabbana said, “The only family is the traditional one.” He told the interviewer, “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.” “No chemical off-springs and rented uterus:” he said. “Life has a natural flow; there are things that should not be changed.”
This is not new. In 2006, Gabbana told the Daily Mail, “I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents.”
In the Panorama interview, Domenico Dolce spoke of children born through artificial insemination or egg donors as “children of chemistry, synthetic children.”
This was too much for British musician Elton John who started a social media war against the designers. He’s calling for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana, a brand he has long worn. The famously gay singer posted pictures of his two boys both conceived through In Vitro Fertilization, with the words: “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic?’”
Other celebrities piled on.
Some Italian politicians are calling Sir Elton “a Taliban” for his intolerance toward the designers’ freedom of expression. Gabbana responded to the singer/songwriter “It’s an authoritarian way of seeing the world: agree with me or, if you don’t I’ll attack you.”
Several synthetic children — now adults —are also speaking out. They’re saying their same-sex parents use of third-party reproduction deprived them of something very important.
They’re no different physically. But there’s something different. Either there’s no dad. Never was. Only an agreement for purchased sperm. Or there’s no mom. Only a donated egg, a rented womb. So the question is one of belonging. And it goes to the root of who a person is.
Dolce and Gabbana’s latest collection was unveiled in Milan in February. It paid homage to mothers. Some of the models came down the runway holding babies. Others wore sweaters that said, “I love you, Mama.”
Dolce and Gabbana would have loved to have had children. But, as practicing homosexuals, they say they “don’t believe you can have everything in life.” Dolce says, ”You are born and you have a mother and a father.” “Life has a natural course and there are things you shouldn’t modify.” Elton John bristles at Dolce’s humble declaration: “We haven’t invented the family.” Sadly, this is something that the gay lobby and many in Hollywood and the ivory tower deny.
Dolce and Gabbana are not exactly walking in God’s ways. But they have an innate recognition of God’s design for the family. Dominico Dolce probably doesn’t know it, but he’s speaking truth from Genesis. Elton John is living Romans 1.