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I do not believe marriage is a right either. I am sorry this is not exactly on topic, but I can’t get it out of my mind.

I was disturbed earlier this week when one of my professors handed out a Rainbow Families brochure as a possible project for one of my classes. We are not required to choose this project, but some of what I saw in these brochures made me frustrated, some of it made me upset, and some of it shocked me.

Rainbow Families are families where the parents are same-sex couples. The brochure was advertising for a conference for same-sex couples that want to and are raising children.

One of the topics was “Insemination 101” this was one that both shocked me and made me sad. I come from a rural area and the title reminds me of artifical insemination that was common practice for breeding cattle. I feel using the term and practice is degrading to the intrinsic value of a human being.

The other session is called “Who made me? Explaining the reproductive technologies to your child” This seems to go totally against Catholic teaching.

I don’t exactly know how to deal with this. It is likely that I will have to deal with this issue of civil unions and homosexual families, both in this class, and in my career.

I know there are times that I will I want to speak up, but I don’t know if that is the best choice right now…