By Jonathon Van Maren
On March 16, podcaster Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report tweeted out two photos of himself and his gay partner holding ultrasound photographs and a sign reading: “COMING SOON Baby 1 8/22/22” and “Baby 2, 10/14/22.” Those, presumably, are the projected due dates for when the surrogate mothers Rubin and his partner hired will give birth.
Beneath the tweet, the congratulations rolled in. Glenn Beck’s BlazeTV offered congratulations. So did PragerU, Meghan McCain, and conservative activist Christopher Rufo. Many other purported conservative figures joined in. As a founding member of the so-called Intellectual Dark Web who made a very public journey from Left to Right, Rubin’s news attracted plenty of attention.
As it turns out, there are plenty of conservatives who are entirely supportive of gay men renting the bodies of two women in order to procure children who will be raised without mothers.
In debates surrounding adoption by same-sex couples, the focus is often on whether or not “two moms” or “two dads” can be great parents. That discussion entirely misses the point. A man cannot be a mother and a woman cannot be a father. Motherless children are a tragedy. Fatherless children are also a tragedy. In situations such as those orchestrated by Rubin and his partner, the tragedy is an intentional one.
It did not used to be controversial to say things like: “Children need their mothers.” The children raised by Rubin and his partner will, regardless of how kind and loving they are, grow up desperately craving the maternal attention and affection that all children need. Men cannot provide what mothers provide, no matter how hard they try. Women cannot provide what fathers provide, no matter how hard they try. These are the simple facts of life, and no amount of LGBT propaganda can change that.