An Open Letter To Bill O’Reilly?

Ken AshfordRight Wing Punditry/Idiocy, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Dear Mr. O’Reilly:

On the December 13 edition of The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News, you engaged in a debate with a woman named Jennifer Chrisler, who heads the organization known as Family Pride, which supports famillies comprised of children with same sex parents.

In the course of the show, you raised the subject of Mother Nature, saying:

"Nature dictates that a dad and a mom is the optimum, does it not?"

While I understand that a man and a woman pairing is optimum for conceiving a baby, I don’t think that nature really distinguishes between males and "dads", or between females and "moms".  The latter (dads and moms) are societal constructs; the former (males and females) are biological constructs.

But I get your point, wrong as it is.

You then went on to ask:

"Why wouldn’t nature then make it that anybody could get pregnant by eating a cupcake?"

Again, I think you are confusing the issue of conceiving children with the issue of raising children.  Raising children is the controversial subject, not conceiving them.  I think everybody agrees that conceiving children requires a man and a woman — or more specifically, a male sperm and a female egg.

As for raising children, that is an entirely different subject.  Many children are raised by people who are not their biological parents (we call these people "orphans", Bill), or by one biological parent.

But your insistence on bring nature into the debate prompts me to ask question, and tap into your vast knowledge of all things Mother Nature related, to wit:

Why do men and women still feel attracted to members of the opposite sex after they are married to each other?

And by opposite sex, I refer to members who are not their spouses.

I mean, married men/woman still get aroused by beautiful women/men who are not their spouse.  They are biologically programmed that way. So Mother Nature obviously intended it to be that way.  Doesn’t that suggest that marriage itself is antithetical to "nature"?

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not against marriage.  But the notion that "nature" intended one man and one woman to marry and raise kids is simply silly.  It’s how we have traditionally done it, but it’s not biologically-based. 

Just wanted to point that out.  Now stop with the silly cupcake analogies.

Yours, Me