Rupert Everett Creates Stir with Anti-Gay Parenting Comment

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Rupert Everett has stirred up quite a bit of controversy with comments made to The Sunday Times Magazine in Great Britain.

The actor, who came out of the closet at age 18, told the publication that his mother has met his boyfriend and gets along with him very well - but would prefer if her child came home instead with a wife and kids.

“She thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her,” Everett said. “I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads. Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That’s just my opinion."

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Expecting backlash, Everett added:

"I'm not speaking on behalf of the gay community. In fact, I don't feel like I'm part of any 'community.' The only community I belong to is humanity and we've got too many children on the planet, so it's good not to have more."

Ben Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall (a British gay rights group) reacted swiftly to Everett's comments, releasing a statement that reads:

"Rupert should get out a little bit more to see the facts for himself. There is absolutely no evidence that the kids of gay parents suffer in the way they are being brought up or in how they develop."

What do you think of Rupert Everett's anti-gay parenting stance? It is...

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Good parenting doesn't define with gender. As long the parents, are good person and God-fearing, there will be no problem.


Joe, youre an idiot. Adam and Eve is a parable-otherwise, you think all humanity came from incest of sisters and brothers having sex over and over again? imbecile!
Baja-please stay in the closet-gays dont wnat you on their team. Fat redneck.
Allsaints-again, another idiot. Kids are molested by straight white relatives or friends of their parents-gays dont molest-nice try, bigot! I think Rupert is just a self hating gay bitter old queen who resents his inability to not play gay in a movie-he hate shimself-why else woudl he have numerous facelifts that ruined his looks? sad...


I think it should be illegal, for two gays, to adopt a child, the same sex, as the gays/lesbians. I don't care what they claim, that child will be molested. I felt strongly about, not letting gays, become boy scout leaders, now it's being known, the boy scouts have covered up many incidents, of sexual misconduct.


Good rule of thumb... Let the hateful idiots speak...then pooof... Let it go.


@ baja - what a disgusting comment. No wonder their is so much disruption in the world. You could have been born gay - remember that,


It's when being a single parent is a choice they make that I think is selfish. That is almost NEVER the case though, I think. Single Moms are amazing beyond words. Give up themselves completely for their children. Don't think I could ever say enough about how much I admire them for all they do.


Ease up on single Moms. Most of them don't choose that situation, they find themselves in it for one reason or another. Divorce, death etc. They play the cards they're dealt. Kudos to them. They do what I'm not sure I could ever do. My hat's off to them all. Hardest working people in the world with the most responsibility. No question about it. I'm surprised by some of these comments regarding them.


@MACDONALDBANK I love what you wrote. Great job.


I agree 100%. Kids don't deserve to be drug into these crazy situations. It take a man and a woman to make a baby for a reason. Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.


Wow. Finally someone who make sense. If you want to be gay, more power to you. But don't bring innocent little kids into your mess. They need a mom and a dad.
Sorry single moms. That's true. Just watch and see how the downfall of super moms impacts our country. Stop being selfish, people! Don't you think your kid DESERVE a normal family?