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The vast prevalence of LGBT people in America and the growing strength of the political and social advocacy of their lifestyle is, unfortunately, a divisive reality among the national citizenry.
In recent history, the legalization of gay and lesbian marriages in a number of U.S. states, as well as the issue of transgender bathrooms in public schools are issues that have been widespread topics of discussion. However, these are just two aspects of an augmenting story in America about a social issue that has become absolutely ubiquitous.
On the other side of this debate, there are people who feel as though the traditional family lifestyle between a married man, woman, and child is under attack. Evangelical ministers, social commentators, and even some politicians have used their rhetoric to come to the rescue of those who feel isolated by the inalienable power of the LGBT community.
Those who are defenders of the gay and lesbian marriage issue will tell you that children being raised by two men or two women who are bonded through holy matrimony is an ideal domestic situation. These households scenarios have been normalized by today’s society regardless of what people have held dear to in the past.
However, CNS News (a nationally-renowned independent media source) once published a report about a woman named Heather Barwick. This report was centered around Barwick’s emotionally detailed essay, which was published by a newspaper called The Federalist. In her essay, Barwick claims she was raised by a lesbian couple.
A portion of Barwick’s essay reads as follows:
“I grew up surrounded by women who said they didn’t need or want a man. Yet, as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy. It is a strange and confusing thing to walk around with this deep-down unquenchable ache for a father, for a man, in a community that says that men are unnecessary.”
Further elaboration on Barwick’s childhood story can be read by visiting the the research source link for this article, which is provided below.