Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Nonpartisan

Todd Starnes: Gay rights will lead to 'cultural armageddon'

See also

In an April 8, 2014 column for Charisma News, serial fraud Todd Starnes expresses his outrage that TV shows these days include "families with two mommies or two daddies or a mommy who identifies as a daddy."

"I grew up in a time when father still knew best," he writes, "when Mr. Cunningham was dispensing words of wisdom to Fonzie, when Andy took Opie fishing and when Cliff Huxtable declared that he brought his son into the world and he could take him out. It was a time when Hollywood reinforced the values of the traditional American family. Television shows like The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie and The Brady Bunch presented portraits of strong families where parents ruled the roost and children knew their place.

"Those days are long gone. Nowadays, children know best and dads are portrayed as dithering dolts. Instead of a mom and dad and two kids, the cul-de-sac includes families with two mommies or two daddies or a mommy who identifies as a daddy—and they’ve been saddled with gender-neutral offspring."

According to Starnes, this means that "the traditional nuclear family is on the verge of disaster. And once the nuclear family explodes, the United States should brace for a cultural Armageddon."

Given Starnes' track record when it comes truth in journalism (or his lack thereof), this should not be taken as any cause for worry. In reality, what Starnes would classify as a cultural Armageddon occurred years ago, when the American people came to the logical conclusion that white male Christians were not the only people who counted as human beings.

Advertisement

News

  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
    Video
    Video
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
    Politics
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
    Gaza
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
    Space
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here
    Comic-Con