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

Todd Starnes
Todd Starnes
Ken Romero

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.