Thursday, March 19, 2009

And the world just gets
stranger by the day...


Here's a story that hit the news media this week about a mother who is helping her downs syndrome son to find someone to have sex with. Love? Marriage? NO. Just sex. And that's not all...she wants to help him find someone to father a child with. The more I read this story, the more disturbing I found it to be. Not the fact that disabled people desire to, or have sex. I think that's great if they are married! But what this mother is doing is so immoral.

First, she has encouraged her son to go to night clubs and have one night stands and is saddened that he is not having any luck. Second, she is considering sending him to a brothel if she can't find someone to have sex with him soon through the dating scene. Third, I am sure these people are not Christians, however what happened to LOVE? Even for someone who has no religious affiliation, I find it appalling behavior. Why isn't she encouraging him instead to find a friend and then ultimately a mate -- a wife, and allow the plan to unfold in that way?

For those who say that he probably wouldn't find anyone, I disagree. First, there are cases of people who are not disabled marrying disabled people. (Joni Eareckson Tada being just one famous one - although she does not have downs, she is a quadripligic and is married to a completely healthy man who she married AFTER becoming disabled.) Second, I have heard of several cases of downs syndrome individuals marrying others also with downs syndrome that they are acquainted with from various schools or social groups they are a part of. What a beautiful story of love and commitment that would be, but THIS??! This is wacked.

Just when you think the world can't get any more bizarre, a story comes out like this.

5 comments:

beloved Mama said...

I agree- this is completely wack!

Kristan Henry said...

Not to mention the ethical and genetic issues behind encouraging a mentally handicapped individual to "parent" a child. There are so many things wrong with this on all side of the equation, I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Tara Sloan said...

Just what the world needs.. another "baby daddy" .. and a crazy mother to boot... good grief... this one is right up there with the Octo-mom! It makes NO SENSE!

Leanne said...

What's crazy to me is reading the comments on the article from people SUPPORTING this mom's behavior. WHAT?!?!?!?

Paul said...

A non-objective mom. Hmmm. Haven't ever counseled one of them before. Must be a rare breed.