By Rebekah Maxwell – BarbWire guest contributor
This Week’s Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us
In an enlightened age, the simplest questions are often the most profound: What is love? What is a family? How related is too related?
Questions like these are the hallmark of quality social evolution…because there are no wrong answers. In fact, to answer at all might be bigoted; there is no wrong way to have a family.
Even if you’re a single man, who likes other men, and has a surrogate baby with his mother.
Living out his truth is Kyle Casson, a 27-year old British man who became the first single man in his country’s history to have a child through surrogacy…and “the first man to use his own mother as a surrogate host.”
Casson said he was rejected by many fertility clinics, presumably because of his status as a single man. His mother was his “last resort.”
‘As long as people can provide a home, and they have the support, I don’t see why anyone should be denied the right to be a parent,’ Casson said.
That’s right! No single man should be deprived of his right to have a baby…biology be hanged. Let’s ask Mom.
“When he first came to me and his dad, I thought ‘I could do it,’” his mother, Anne-Marrie Casson told the Daily Mail.
“Some people, when they did find out, said ‘urgh,’ but they don’t understand.”
For what could be more ordinary that a mother having her son’s baby?
Speaking of not understanding, the mother/grandmother went on to say:
“He is not biologically tied to me, other than he’s my grandson.”
Take a moment to let that sink in…
Mrs. Casson said: ‘I love being a parent and for Kyle to experience that, I would do that for him.’
Modern Family 101: Being a loving parent means having your son’s baby. Ironically, by agreeing to her son’s scheme, for the goal of giving him the parenting experience she “loves,” Mrs. Casson is undermining her own motherhood–she’s validating the fallacy that moms are unnecessary in a child’s life. She literally made it possible for her grandson not to need a mom.
So Mrs. Casson was implanted with her grandson and gave birth to little Miles. The case went to court to determine custody (and create a whole new precedent in the Western world).
The court ruled that Casson can legally be the child’s father, “despite also being his brother.”
Mrs Justice Theis said: ‘The arrangement the parties entered into is not one, as far as I am aware, that either this court or the clinic has previously encountered and although highly unusual, is entirely lawful under the relevant statutory provisions.
She added: ‘The papers show that for some considerable time he has wanted to be a father.
‘He waited until his circumstances were settled in terms of a job and home to enable him to provide the care a child would need’.
And what does a child really need?
Source of income? Check.
Mom? Eh, probably not.
The modern world has long since declared that daddies are obsolete, and almost unnecessary for having and raising children (except for that pesky biology). So why shouldn’t mommies be dispensable, too? As one great modern philosopher once said, “parts is parts.” Swap one parental unit for another one…or two, or ten. We are interchangeable, identical, disposable. Survival of the species be hanged.
Mr. Casson doesn’t believe his son/brother requires a mother (except for, you know, his existence):
‘Regardless of sexuality, gender, as long as you can provide for the child, I don’t see what the problem is. I paid for it myself, it’s not taxpayers’ money, I own my own home, I am going back to work’.
‘I understand that not everyone will agree with it, but they can have their opinions. I have a son and I am very happy.
Isn’t that really the most important thing? To make sure you’re happy. You have a little person because you wanted one…and were willing to go to almost-incestuous lengths to possess one. Now, you have what you wanted; you’re happy. Whether or not he needs a mom is immaterial. Your baby should be happy for you.
He added that he would never hide the details of his son’s conception from him.
Which should make for a fun (thoroughly progressive) bedtime story: Once upon a time, your daddy went to your grandma and asked her to have his baby. Your “mommy” is your grandma, your daddy is your brother, and you are your own grandpa. As long as you’re happy.
Rebekah Maxwell, producer of the Steve Deace Show, began reporting and producing at WHO Radio in 2007, with on-air work recognized by the official alphabet soup: the AP, IBNA, NBNA, RTDNA, NAB (all the while staying far from the TSA and UFOs). She delights in debating religion, politics, and all other subjects impolite at the dinner table. Her favorite time of year is Caucus season, and she’s an accomplished slam poet, ready to spit the truth…in mad rhymes, if necessary.
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