The book, Heather Has Two Mommies was published 25 years ago and was one of the first books to promote a positive view of lesbian parenthood. Now that a new version of the book has hit the market, some who were raised by lesbian mothers are starting to speak out and give a different perspective.
Heather Barwick used to be an advocate for homosexual marriage when she was in her 20’s. Now in her 30s she has had a change of heart and says she missed out on having her father around when she was growing up. In fact, she declares that: “children need a mother and father.” Imagine that.
She is not hostile or resentful of her two female parents, but she realizes she missed something. “It’s only now, as I watch my children loving and being loved by their father each day, that I see the beauty and wisdom in traditional marriage and parenting.” She also says that her “father wound” began to heal when she starting attending church. “It really wasn’t until I came to Christ that I felt that burden lifted off of me.”
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is reading similar stories. The judges are considering a case involving same-sex marriage and have received friend of the court briefs from adults who were raised in homosexual homes. One said: “I grew up with a parent and her partners in an atmosphere in which gay ideology was used as a tool of repression, retribution and abuse.” She added that she has “seen that children in gay households often become props to be publically displayed to prove that gay families are just like heterosexual ones.” Another testified that he “experienced a great deal of sexual confusion” and “had an inexplicable compulsion to have sex with older males.”
Nearly every one of these adults raised in homosexual situations said they were afraid to speak out but felt compelled to do so. One tells of how homosexual activists harassed his employers and spread lies about him on the Internet. Unfortunately, these tragic stories won’t make it into the latest edition of Heather Has Two Mommies.