Monday, December 26, 2011 6:26:50 AM
It was obvious that the kid was coached by the way he actually spoke to Michelle Bachmann. He had to repeat it several times because he wouldn't speak up. I agree with most comments I`ve seen, it`s terrible to force and coach your child to do this. It looks really bad. This problem has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the issue is homosexuality, I would have just as much problem if the child were being used for any political opinion. It`s just wrong.
Does the kid know at least something about this issue? I`m sure he does. Does he understand enough to speak to a political leader and say what he did? Probably not without coaching from his mother. If she had something to say, she should have said it herself.
Saturday, December 10, 2011 1:20:37 AM
They both have a point:
1) using the child was absolutely despicable and cowardly and just plain wrong.
2) had the child said "make sure i can afford to go to college" o'reilly wouldn`t have poo to say.
Bottom line, that kid was coached, it doesn`t help the gay movement, and it was absolutely despicable that the mother forced her kid to do that. having said that, clearly that horrible mother isn`t a good indicator of the GLTB community.
Friday, December 9, 2011 4:37:14 PM
Not emotionally equipped?!?!?!? What the drat does that mean?!? I agree, using the child was cowardly, but to insinuate that homosexuality is emotionally traumatizing or disturbing to a child is down right ignorant. Homosexuality is a natural part of life. Love shouldn't know the bounds of your stupid, closed-minded, ethnocentric, cultural view.
Bill took a perfectly valid point and tacked on a bunch of idiotic bull poo that was much better left unsaid.
Friday, December 9, 2011 3:41:29 PM
Kids can be more astute and aware than many people give them credit for. To say this child has no political awareness or understanding what it means to be homosexual without knowing anything about how that child was raised and educated is just naive. Of course, I can understand why Billy O'Reilly could only understand this as coaching - after all, in his mind sexuality is something a parent should never talk with their children about. Oh, but let them watch shows where women are viciously murdered or blood splatters across the floor.
Do you think an 8 year old doesn`t understand what a bully is? Do you think they don`t understand that mommy is constantly being attacked in popular culture? Do you think that an 8 year old can`t understand some people think gay = broken, but that mommy is not broken? Maybe mommy said "that is one of the people that thinks I`m broken" and the child wanted to let her know she wasn`t... and hesitated out of nervousness in speaking to a