Michele Bachmann met an eight-year-old boy named Elijah at a South Carolina book signing, who informed her, “My mommy — Miss Bachmann, my mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need fixing.”
This confrontation is similar to one that Gov. Rick Perry got on the subject of evolution. The Texas governor was responding to a question from a little boy in New Hampshire. The child is not asking on his own account. He was being used as a prop by his mother. You can hear the boy’s mother whispering questions to ask Gov. Perry.
The first question was about the age of the Earth: “How old do I think the earth is? You know what? I don’t have any idea. I know it’s pretty old. So it goes back a long, long way. I’m not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how old the earth is.”
This is a new tactic of the Left. Use children to confront candidates on emotionally charged issues. What candidate is going to slap down — rhetorically speaking — an eight-year-old boy in public? It’s not going to happen. I’m not the only person who sees this tactic as exploitation:
“He obviously didn’t want to say what he was put up to say, and I just think it’s reprehensible when someone uses a little child to advance a political agenda,” Bachmann said Wednesday on CNN’s “John King, USA.”
Bill O’Reilly of Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor” went further, saying the boy’s mother used him in a cowardly fashion.
The Huffington Post reports O’Reilly told gay activist Sally Kohn on Wednesday’s show he thought the boy had been coached and was being used as a political tool.
“I don’t think that’s right,” he said. “I think the mother did this child a disservice.”
The best thing any politician can do is smile and say nothing.
This kid doesn’t know what “gay” means. He loves his mother and will defend her no matter what she’s doing. The boy’s mother propagandized her son. It probably went something like this:
Mommy loves Sally. Sally loves me. Elijah, you know how much I love you. Well, I also love Sally, but in a different way. There are bad people out there who don’t like Sally and me because we love each other. They say there’s something wrong with us, that we need to be fixed.
After have him memorize her script, she hauled Elijah hauled him off to the book signing so she could use him to justify her homosexual lifestyle, and the homosexual community is using the video to pull on heart strings. As always, there are two sides to every story.
Here’s what I would have said to Elijah, but in private. I would have asked Elijah this question: “Your mother says she’s ‘gay.’ What does ‘gay’ mean?”
Elijah would probably say that his mommy told him that being gay is about loving someone in a special way.
I would then ask Elijah a follow-up question.
“Elijah, does your mother love you? I know the answer. Of course she does.”
Elijah would agree that his mother loves him.
“Is the love your mother has for you different from the love she has for Sally? If it is, how is it different?”
I suspect at this point young Elijah probably couldn’t tell me. All he knows is what his mother has told him. I doubt that she has described her “special relationship” with her “partner.” (I’m naming her Sally.) And even if she did, I doubt that Elijah would understand it.
I would then ask Elijah where he came from. He would most likely look at me quizzically, not knowing what to do with the question.
“Did Sally and your mother engage in sexual relations to produce you?”
Again, I would probably get another quizzical look. At this point I would stop and say something like this:
Elijah, I know your mother loves you, but your mother didn’t make you with Sally. Your mother needed a man to make you. The desire your mother has for Sally is not the love that men and women have. Two women can never have that kind of love that could make you.
Since men are absolutely necessary to make little boys and girls, the relationship that your mother is having with Sally does need to be fixed. It’s not moral or natural.
Love isn’t the issue. Love does not necessitate or require sex. Your mother loves you, and yet she does not engage in sex with you. Sex is designed for men and women in a God-made relationship.
I know that you probably don’t understand all of this at your age. Hopefully one day you will.
Using children to further causes like homosexuality is dangerous. Children are impressionable. They are easily led and groomed, as we’ve seen in the Penn State and Syracuse sex-abuse cases. Jerry Sandusky could have used the same argument with young boys that Elijah’s mother told him to use on Michele Bachmann. “There’s nothing wrong with what we’re doing. I don’t need to be fixed.” Sounds a lot different when a 40-year-old man says it, doesn’t it? How can an eight-year-old tell the difference?