Kind of. It was a complicated situation involving adultery, marital breakdown and my father being 23 and completely unprepared to be a single parent. Please note I don’t hold it against them. My grandparents were good people and I had a good childhood, but it was pretty darned atypical. I met precisely one other kid growing up in a similar situation, and often the response was “You should be made to go back with your mother or father”, or even a “Awww, poor thing.”
My overall point is that history is filled with atypical families.
And the state and society in many jurisdictions has decided that gay parents are not harmful.
Sure I do, and I reject that it exists at all. It’s a fundamentally religious opinon, that somehow nature is imbued with a natural set of moral laws. The fact is that other than a few universal taboos like incest, societies in time and space have had wildly different moral codes. Spartans used to leave unfit infants to die of exposure, Aztecs performed human sacrifices, the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and Habsburgs had close relatives marrying each other to preserve blood lines, rights and lands, people used to get burned at the stake in the Papal States for heretical views, homosexuality was openly practiced in some Greek city states, the Ancient Hebrews used to stone adulterers, witches and rebellious children, New Guinea tribes up until very recently cannibalized their dead, pre-pubescent boys were castrated so their voice wouldn’t change, and on and on and on and on.
So, in other words, morality really is the consensus of society, and if the consensus changes, so does morality.
And yet people have done just that. Otherwise we would ban post-menopausal women from getting hitched.
Lots of things built Western Civilization. The Church played a significant part, but the bedrock was laid in Antiquity, and was further built by non-Catholics. But really, that’s just a fallacious appeal to authority. I certainly recognize my debt to the Church, but that does not extend to submitting to it.