People often ask me “hey Steve, how do you find time to procrastinate when you’ve got so much work to do?” I’ll admit it isn’t easy but fortunately I have a lot of help. Take this exchange between me and some guy in Ontario who for whatever reason thought it would be wise to send a letter to Prairie Dog condemning the right of same sex couples to have families:

From: Paul Kokoski
Sent: January 20, 2013 9:37 AM
Subject: letter

Dear Editor,

I have enclosed the following letter for publication. Please let me know if you intent to print it. Thank you.

I am disappointed that homosexual partners Elton John and David Furnish have adopted another child via a surrogate mother.

Last June, the American scientific magazine “Social Science Research”, the most prestigious peer reviewed publication of its kind, published two new innovative and definitive studies on children raised by same-sex couples. From the studies it emerged that 12% of children brought up by same-sex couples contemplate suicide (against 5% of children with heterosexual parents), they are more inclined to be unfaithful (40% against 13%), they are unemployed more often (28% against 8%) and they are more likely to visit a psychotherapist (19% against 8%). They are also more often under social service surveillance compared to peers who are raised by heterosexual couples. In 40% of cases they will catch a sexually transmitted disease at some point (against 8% of peers raised by heterosexual couples) and they are generally less healthy, poorer and more likely to smoke and commit criminal offences.

The few studies published so far that support the theory that there is no difference between children brought up in heterosexual and homosexual families are – unlike the new studies – based on non-random, non-representative data often employing small samples that do not allow for generalization to the larger population of gay and lesbian families.

It is time we realize that the rights of children trump the right to children.


Paul Kokoski

Naturally I couldn’t leave that one alone.

From: prairie dog feedback
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:00 PM
To: ‘Paul Kokoski’
Subject: RE: letter

Hi Paul, thanks for the letter. The study you cite is flawed. Here’s a link, and here’s the pertinent quote:

Other scientists say the research is deeply flawed, and does not measure the effect of same-sex parenting at all. The study defined same-sex parenting by asking participants if their parents had ever had same-sex relationships, and whether they had lived with the parent at that time. That led to a “hodgepodge” group of people who Regnerus then compared with kids in stable, married homes, said Judith Stacey, a sociologist at New York University who was not involved in the research. “He doesn’t have an actual category of gay parents in the project that you can isolate and say the most important thing in this kid’s childhood is that they were raised by gay parents,” Stacey told LiveScience. “These are kids whose parents, maybe they divorced, maybe they separated, maybe they had a scandalous affair, we just don’t know.”

Regardless, your opposition to same-sex families is offensive, dumb, silly and un-Christian. On this issue, the world is moving toward a gentler, kinder, more loving and more civilized era.

I hope you will re-consider your bigoted viewpoints.

All the best,

Stephen Whitworth, Editor

Of course, Mr. Kokoskiwouldn’t be much of an anti-gay-agendavist if he let me get the last word. His response, and my response, after the jump.

From: Paul Kokoski
Sent: January 20, 2013 6:14 PM
To: prairie dog feedback
Subject: Re: letter

Hi Bigot,

The scientists you quote are homosexual advocates with a homosexual agenda – hardly worthy of any credence.

Regardless, your opposition to  normal heterosexual   families is offensive, dumb, silly and un-Christian. Christianity strongly condemns all queer associations.  On this issue, the world is moving toward a gentler, kinder, more loving and more honest civilized era that sees homosexual activity for the perverted, abnormal, and dysfunctional evil it is.

I hope you will re-consider your anti-Christian bigoted viewpoints. There is help out there for those like yourself who need to be sexually re-oriented. I love all men even homosexuals. But we have to call evil acts for what they are. I hope this helps my son.

All the best.

I had a lot to do so I didn’t reply. Psych! Of course I wrote back.

From: prairie dog feedback
Sent: January 20, 2013 7:44 PM
To: ‘Paul Kokoski’
Subject: RE: letter

Hello, Paul. I wasn’t aware the Discovery Channel had a homosexualist agenda. Thank you for the enlightenment. I apologize if I came across as someone who thinks you’re a frightened, angry coward with a broken moral compass who’s probably gay and in denial (because why else would anyone be so passionately opposed to gay rights?). I certainly don’t think you’re secretly aroused by men, and ashamed.

Peace, love and happiness,


To save time I’m just going to e-mail  my dear friend Paul this link, and he and his hordes of closet-case pals can comment directly on the blog as long as they don’t get too hate speechy (which, well, actually I guess that ship sailed on that when he called gay sex an “evil act”). Christians might want to comment too, since I suspect not all of them will agree with Mr. Kokoski’s interpretation of scripture. By the way, for new readers: I’m an atheist, and, shamefully, straight. It’s very sad for me and even sadder for women. (It’s the gay community’s gain, though.)