Now, the South hardly has a monopoly on intolerance, but when it comes to outright unfiltered hate, Georgia’s Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards is the belle of the ball. Last October, in divorce case between Eric Mongerson and Sandy Ehlers, he ruled that Mongerson, who is gay, “is prohibited from exposing the children to his homosexual partners and friends.â€ Mongerson is appealing the ruling to the Georgia Supreme Court.
The gay daddy is hoping to overturn the order, but as is true of divorce cases of any sexuality, this one’s messy. The Citizen reports:
“In his appeal, Mongersonâ€™s attorneys write that such an order was an abuse of the courtâ€™s discretion.
â€œThere was no evidence presented that and the court made no finding that exposing the partiesâ€™ children to any of Appellantâ€™s homosexual friends would adversely affect the best interests of the children,â€ according to the appeal. â€œTherefore, such a prohibition on appellantâ€™s homosexual friends is an abuse of discretion.â€
But Ehlersâ€™ attorney claims that there was such evidence as the oldest daughter testified that she had â€œfound one of my dadâ€™s magazines that had nude men in it doing things to each other.â€
In the same brief Tyrone attorney Lance McMillian says the discovery of their fatherâ€™s infidelity â€œhas been â€˜emotionally difficultâ€™ for the children who continue to go to counseling as a result.â€
Being exposed to their fatherâ€™s homosexual friends could have â€œpotentially damaging effects on the healing processâ€ for the children should they be â€œreminded of the painful issue of the appellantâ€™s infidelity, new lifestyle and keeping of pornography in the home,â€ according to the brief.”