FoxNews.com. January 07, 2011
The words “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with - ‘parent one’ and ‘parent two.’" FoxNews reported on January 7. A statement on the State Department website reportedly noted: “These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families.”
These “improvements”(!) come after several years of intense lobby by Gay rights groups, who are overwhelmed in applauding the latest pandering to their interest by the Obama administration.
Bible-believing Christians on the other hand are voicing their outrage over the decision. “Only in the topsy-turvy world of left-wing political correctness could it be considered an ‘improvement’ for a birth-related document to provide less information about the circumstances of that birth,” wrote Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council in a statement to Fox News Radio. Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, concurred, stating that “It’s part of an overall attempt at political correctness to diminish the distinction between men and women and to somehow suggest you don’t need both a father and a mother to raise a child successfully. (This decision) was made to make homosexual couples feel more comfortable in rearing children.”