parenting woes

Rep. Skelton Needn’t Worry About Parents Explaining To Kids About the Gay Debate In Congress

Rep. Ike Skelton, the Missouri Democrat and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has never been a fan of repealing DADT. And now we know why: Debating the issue in Congress will force parents to explain The Gay to their kids. “What do mommies and daddies say to their 7-year-old child?” Skelton wondered aloud at a presser. Except the lawmaker needn’t worry: If parents aren’t already explaining Congressional goings-on to their children, or even the importance of voting (see: to oust anti-equality officials), they aren’t about to start now. But if they wanted, parents could begin telling their children about how lawmakers’ votes are influenced by lobbyists, like the defense contractors who donated $134,000 to Skelton this year alone.