First and foremost, I don’t think a 21 year old, single mother of one (who got pregnant at 18) should be giving any advice about what the best situation is for raising a child. She, unlike so many teen parents, had the help of her wealthy family when she had her child…so she isn’t really the authority on what it takes to raise a family.
Second, “we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home”, umm, no Bristol. Any research you are basing your comment on comes from 1) your own individual hatred of homosexuality, and 2) research that is based primarily on heterosexual households because homosexual couples have had a harder time adopting children and often have to go through surrogacy.
What really matters for a child is simply that they have a home. A home with parents who love them. It shouldn’t matter whether their parents are two men, two women, or a man & woman. I personally know plenty of people who grew up with heterosexual parenting and they are no better for it. I also know people who grew up with same sex parents and they have an incredible strength about them and an amazing outlook on life. They are definitely more accepting than you are, Ms. Palin.
Third, “Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking…”, the ‘right’ way of thinking you are referring to is your way of thinking, and the way of thinking of so many people who are not comfortable with sexuality or sexual change. Just because heterosexual marriage has been a tradition for hundreds of years does not make it the ‘right’ tradition.
Finally, I think it is every parents responsibility to listen to their children’s views on the world. Kids have a remarkable ability to not be swept up in the beliefs of their parents. They see the world for what it is, they see people for who they are. Not to mention, the decisions we make today will impact our children’s future the most…so why shouldn’t our decisions be based more heavily on how they view the world?