On March 12, 2012, the hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic on Twitter. People used this hashtag to "tweet to" their future child. Within 24 hours, at least 100 people tweeted that they would kill a child, who does not exist, if it was gay.
I cannot fathom such an idea, especially when I imagine how the child I spontaneously aborted (miscarried) might have been, if I carried her to term.
Let us imagine that she was born a healthy baby and given that I say she, I often imagine she might have been female. Not once does my love for this imaginary child turn to thoughts of killing her, if she grew up to be gay. Not once do I harbour hatred towards her for anything, not to mention, thoughts of her potential sexuality do not come to my mind. Her sexuality is not my first or last concern. I could care less what her sexual orientation is, as long as she is happy and healthy.
I cannot imagine harbouring such thoughts to an imaginary child, whether that child was miscarried, terminated, or possibly born at some future time. If a parent truly loves their child, such thoughts should not come to mind.
A Christian song says, “They will know we are Christians by our love”. If a Christian, assuming they are all Christians, saying to a non-existent child, “I’ll kill you, if you are gay” is Christian love, then I truly would hate to see what Christian hatred is. Such displays of verbal abuse, which suggest potential physical violence, even towards a fictitious child is not love. If such a child existed and truly loved that parent back, I would say that child suffers from Stockholm syndrome. I am not even sure how a society can allow such people, who say such things, to raise children. Such statements are horrifying to me as a parent of two grown sons.
"#ToMyUnbornChild if your gay i will beat you to death with a bible" [The username of this homophobe has been removed upon request]
#ToMyUnbornChild If you're gay, I'll kill you.
#ToMyUnbornChild if you turn like this ~~~~ (gay) imma hang yo ass wit a coat rack lol
That is not funny.
That said, my sons are apparently heterosexual, but even if they were not, I would not care. Again, their sexuality does not concern me. What does concern me, as a loving parent of two grown sons, is their happiness, safety, health, and well-being. I could not fathom such hatred towards my offspring and call it love. To me, such threats are not love, but pure hatred and abuse towards someone a person supposedly loves.
If one cannot love the imagined, how can they possibly love themselves or their existing offspring? It makes no sense to say such hateful and abusive things, and then turn around and say, “But I love you.” Is this not what their deity does though?
#ToMyUnbornChild – Kick twice if you're a gay fetus. Newt said it was okay to abort you then. Thanks!
What the hell?! The fetus understands English as much as a cat understands English, if even that much. It will kick as many times as it feels like kicking, not because you tell it to kick X amount of time or not. Seems to me, these people would do better if they get an abortion. It would spare the “unborn baby” a life of abuse and misery.
What if the tables were turned and people tweeted that they would kill their child if they became Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or any other religion? Would they not feel angry or even desire to cry due to the hatred?
That is not even Pro-life and Christians jump me for being Pro-choice, calling it anti-life or whatever comes to their primitive minds. Seems to me, the religious, who made these statements, are not at all “pro-life”, but rather anti-life and anti-human, as well as hateful and abusive, even towards someone who does not exist and has not even lived life, at least not yet.