Who planted the seed?
This is just wrong to do to a child. IMO
I couldn't agree more. But since it is being done, I am very glad he's a boy. At least he won't see them as a role model.
“Who planted the seed?”
I believe it is none of our business.
“This is just wrong to do to a child. IMO”
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
Yep. A form of child abuse.
It certainly is. Its just so wrong.
The great St. Augustine, at seventeen (!) contracted an illicit relation with a young woman and Adeodatus was born of this union. Augustine, in his delight, named him "Adeodatus", i.e. the "gift of God". But realizing more and more that he had wronged his son by his less-than-honorable begetting, Augustine came to repent of the sin even as he always loved his son.
We can rejoice wholeheartedly in the beautiful child, and still be rightfully troubled if the innocent baby was conceived out of wedlock by (for instance) fornication, adultery, concubinage, laboratory production or commercial transaction.
No, these things are not identical to each other, but they are equivalently out of wedlock, nonmarital.
These things are demeaning to the child himself, because every child should know he came from a sacred act, from the act designed, established, and blessed by God: the loving marital embrace of his father and mother.
You think a natural tie is not important? Mary Cheney does think a natural tie is important--- paradoxically. That's why she chose to be impregnated by whomever, however, whatever ---rather than to adopt: because she saw some value in a natural tie.
This little boy will never know his father. Never. Don't get me wrong, I'm not implying deliberate malice here, but--- his mother will see to that.