A Southern Carolina couple have made national news by being the first parents to put their child up for adoption due to their sexuality.
Usually parents give up their children because they can’t raise them due to finances or because they are young and don’t have the mental ability to bring up a child. Kids are also usually given up for adoption at a young age, but April Chadwell is barely 16 years old and has been listed as legally adoptable by the state of Southern Carolina.
Mrs. Chadwell released a statement saying “It was a tough choice to give up our daughter to the state, but we don’t know how to handle someone who decides to live a lifestyle that we do not agree with”.
The Chadwells said they had help from their local church, who prayed for weeks seeking guidance for the couple and came to the conclusion that it would be best to let the child go in hopes of being adopted by a gay friendly family.
Are you shocked? Well I know that I was when I was passed this news item yesterday.
Now sit down for a moment … breath deeply … relax and please clam down. “But but this is shocking, how can you possibly tell me to calm down” you might retort, “what possible justification can you have for telling me to “clam down” when faced with such cretinous religious lunatics?”.
Er perhaps this might help …
Its a fake story and is not actually true at all.
<your 2nd stunned silence goes here (the first was when you read the story)>
“But .. but .. it must be true, it was published and you have their picture … how can it possibly be not be true, after all everything you read on the Internet is true … right?”
Ah, you watch Fox news don’t you … sorry, but it really is a completely fake story.
Youth leader Tyson Bowers III is a fake name and is instead a pen name employed by Bryan Butvidas, one of the founders of the satirical web site ChristWire.org. The web site of the fictional Tyson Bowers III is a repository for such outrage-provoking spoofs as “KENTUCKY MAN SUES MOTHER FOR NOT ABORTING HIM”.
In fact, if you look at the site where the story is, it links (in the side panel) to a 2008 article in the New York Times that tells you all about the satire and explain why they do it …
“There’s just rampant idiocy in the media sometimes,” Mr. Watson said. “People watch their favorite news channels, don’t question it and will regurgitate it the next day at the office. That is no good at all.”
“Our main culprit,” he adds, “is Fox News.”
A close reader of ChristWire will soon figure out (one hopes) that the site is not serious. But many of the columns are deft enough, just plausible enough, to fool the casual reader. Even — or perhaps especially — a reader whose beliefs are being mocked.
So the real story today is, “Be Skeptical” and don’t buy into every story that the media feeds you. Well yes, I suspect you knew that, and are already appropriately skeptical when it comes to Fox news, that non-news band of complete lunatics.
Ah but pause for a moment and consider this, if I had not actually told you that this was a fake story, then would you have believed it, could you have been fooled?