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Does God Love Michael's Two Daddies (Seth and Sarah Ask...) Hardcover – February 5, 2007
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Seth and Sarah, white boy/girl twins, encounter a boy named Michael in their class who explains to them that he doesn't have a mommy and a daddy, but rather he has two daddies. He tells Seth and Sarah that his daddies have talked about getting married and they have asked Michael if he would like that, to which he had replied, with a worried look on his face "I don't know if I would or not". (an absolutely stupid premise; of course a child would want to see his parents married; how dreadful that a children's book would be used to frame a child's family as bad)
At dinner that night, Seth and Sarah report that they met a boy named Michael in class who has two daddies who want to get married. The twins' father explains to them that God made Adam and Eve to be the first husband and wife (illustrated by a sacharine picture of rabits lying next to lions, with a sultry-looking Eve with orchid corsage in her hair and arms wrapped suggestively around Adam's chest). On the next page is an illustration of an African-American man and woman being married by a minister with an all-black wedding party in attendance (apparently to illustrate that Black men and women can get married too, as long as they marry within their race and are married by a black minister.)
Then there is further explanation by Seth/Sarah's father that Michael's daddies should not get married because the bible teaches them that it is sin for two men to get married, but that "God loves them" and "sent his Son to die on the cross for them". That particular dialogue is illustrated by a picture of a crucified Jesus with one of Michael's daddies at the feet of Jesus looking up imploringly at Jesus. (apparently to illustrate that Michael's daddies know perfectly well that they are living in sin and are on their way to hell)
The book concludes with an illustration of a golden road leading to heaven. Sara and Seth both declare "I want to go to heaven", and the father wants them to teach others what the bible says so that "they can be in heaven too". Seth says kindly that he likes Michael, and "I am going to invite him to come to bible class with me this week". (presumably so that Michael can learn more about how his parents are living in sin and will suffer the eternal flames of torment).
That's just a "lovely" story to tell children. I am a Christian and a gay father of two. This story is dreadful, awful, anti-family, anti-children, homophobic, backwards drivel.
Now there are unfortunately lots of little white blond brainwashed kids being taught that anyone who has parents of the same sex is to be pitied while their same-sex parents are to be roundly condemned. And it's not simply the homophobic message that is delivered in words with all the sensitivity of a sledgehammer but also the illustrations showing the protagonists, Seth and Sarah, as exemplars of the 1950s sitcom culture, and poor Michael as a confused, slightly unkempt biracial boy who has to ride in the back of the school bus while the freaking Bobbsey Twins are chauffeured to a--presumably whites only, heteros only--private school by Mommy Dearest.
It really doesn't matter what I say, because there are plenty of folks out there who believe this sort of awful, dangerous, and narrow-minded garbage and just can't wait to race out to their favorite Faux Christian bookstore and buy a copy to begin--or complete--the process of ruining their children's minds. And those sorts of folks keep electing this Awethor of hate literature to represent them in their state's legislature.
Apart from being browbeaten by the "message" of this book trumpeted like Gabriel's horn on the Last Day, I found the writing style--using the term loosely, peeps--to have all the variety, nuance, and skill of a middle-schooler's essay in vacation Bible school.
So now I'm betting on who in this book's blighted and bigoted scenario will burn in Hell, and can't wait to see them writhe...
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YOU ARE NOT CHRISTIANS. AMAZON, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR SELLING THIS SAD EXCUSE OF LITERATURE. How disappointing!!!!