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The Definition of a “Throuple” & Why I’m Against It

Have you ever heard of a “Throuple?” I’m not sure if the Today show coined the term, but that’s where I was introduced to it, with a segment that featured non-traditional relationships. A “Throuple” is a couple that consists of 3 people—in this case 2 girls and a guy.

Not only do these folks share a home, but all three sleep in the same bed! If that wasn’t complicated enough, there are 3 children involved from a multitude of partner combinations, plus another on the way.

Brooke Shedd, one of the mothers, claims: “Our kids are more well-rounded, because there are three different styles of parenting that they deal with every day.”

Call me provincial, but children don’t need 3 parents, they need two—a mother and a father, ideally the biological ones that created them. Any time folks deviate from that plan, tragedy is far more likely to occur.

I feel strongly that we must look to Scripture as our guide. God is very clear about what relationships are healthy. When a man and a woman are married only to each other and are committed to raising the children they produce, the likelihood of family harmony isn’t perfect, but it’s much higher.

Living as a “throuple” with multiple partners, unmarried, all having relations indiscriminately with each other is dangerous—physically, mentally, and emotionally.

If people want to live in a group setting, that’s their choice, and everyone has free will. I, however, wouldn’t share my man with anyone, under any circumstances and I think it’s absolutely perverse.

The man is using these women and would cheat on them in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented itself and vice versa. When the bonds of monogamy are broken, how can there be any trust or security? Where is the love, the commitment, the decency? Odds are high that the “throuple” won’t go the distance.

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole with

What would happen if a notoriously odd celebrity decided to create a lifestyle brand that’s one part satire, one part new age guru and entirely surreal?

Why, you’d get Bunny Ears, a website and podcast started by former child star Macaulay Culkin and a variety of pals. Long removed from Hollywood, he’s spent recent years hiding from the Paparazzi, making horrifically-bad music with his cover band Pizza Underground, photographed his time with Goddaughter Paris Jackson, and fought off persistent rumors that he’s severely addicted to drugs.

As a long-time Mac fan—ever since I went to see Home Alone in the theatre for my 9th birthday—I’m glad to see he’s pursuing his art, unconventional as it may be. While the majority of the articles on Bunny Ears are written by others, he seems to be the overseer of the brand which revolves around “diet, exploration, proclivities, and upscale culture.”

I’m not sure upscale is the right word, based on this “interview” between Mac and the swarm of bees from My Girl.

For anyone around my age (over 35) who grew up watching him on-screen and has many childhood memories of those good films, Bunny Ears will provide a few glimpses of his current life and many, many laughs. Seriously, if you can get through 10 or more articles, it will be the most bizarre rabbit hole you’ve ever fallen down. You may also, however, feel pretty sad that the adorable kid grew up to be a total weirdo. Of course, if Michael Jackson is your self-proclaimed best friend, that’s not really a shocker…

Religious Mother Won’t Accept Son’s Trans Relationship – Who’s Right?

Some of the questions that get fed to an advice column can be over the top, but this one takes the cake: In an article titled “How do I Introduce My Trans Jewish Girlfriend to My Christian Mother?” a man pleads for guidance.

Where to begin…

Honestly, I find the entire scenario a bit suspect. You have Judaism, Christianity, two races, and homosexuality involved with a single couple? That’s a stretch. Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that it’s a real couple, facing a real crisis. If only one of these issues was present, there could be conflict. Having that many simultaneously guarantees that the parents and kids will be at odds.

The columnist suggests being upfront and honest and scheduling a dinner for everyone to meet in a friendly way (good advice). He cautions that it may take the mother a long time to accept it and to give her up a year to acclimate. After that, if she’s still unwilling, “You tell your mother that you love her very much, but that you won’t be a part of family functions anymore if she can’t get over it. Basically, you tell your family, “If you want to see me, then you need to accept her.” No ifs, ands, or buts.”

Are you kidding me? This man should abandon his family in favor of a trans lover because they’re not “accepting” of a relationship that violates religious and cultural beliefs? That is absurd!

All parents want their children to be happy. The mother would only object if she feels her son is being harmed. Taking a position that she is somehow bad, or wrong, or insensitive may be trendy, but it doesn’t mean she’s prejudice.

God and religion are very important to most folks in the Black community and they should be applauded for that, not condemned. Asking the mother to accept someone that’s a different race and religion would be difficult for some; add transgender on top? Oh my, I can’t even imagine.

Certainly, the son has every right to date whom he wants. Even if the mother and the lover hate each other’s guts, he can still remain in contact with both, separately. Romantic relationships, particularly under these strained circumstances, often break apart quickly. Family ties, however, are usually for life. Unless the mother was an abusive monster—which he doesn’t claim—the odds are that she’ll be there long after the love affair has fizzled.


What would you do in this situation?

“Roseanne” Reboot Promoting Trans Kids

One of my least favorite shows from the ’90’s is being revived with a Roseanne reboot set to premiere in March. The reasons why I didn’t enjoy it are many, but mainly because I found it very coarse and unpleasant viewing, with one controversial issue after another being pushed needlessly.

Sure enough, they’re doing it again with the new show by creating a Connor grandchild that is trans gender (apparent in the above photo). According to a Kveller article:

“Darlene and David’s 9-year-old non-binary son, Mark, is played by Ames McNamara…Mark wears girls’ clothes…in order to start a dialogue around what being gender non-conforming is, according to writer and star Sara Gilbert.”

I am not a bigot and I respect all people, but I truly do not believe a 9-year-old little child can be transgendered, gender non-conforming, or whatever it’s being called this week. Most kids who are confused about this issue eventually grow out of it—up to 95%, according to numerous studies.

Encouraging a young boy to dress and act like a girl is mind-boggling. Some extremists want to push it even further, by introducing opposite hormones, hormone-blockers, and other types of medication to babies that are still growing! Talk about a very  dangerous experiment for society. We have no idea what will happen to their brains in 10, 20, 50 years after the treatment. Also, let’s not forget many folks who have transitioned are now going back to their original gender—by their own choosing.

If someone over 18 want to change genders, they are legally able to make the decision. Children are a totally different matter. By showing it on national TV and pretending it’s a new type of acceptable behavior, is not only inappropriate, it’s normalizing a lunatic fringe.

Young boys and young girls should not have their childhood innocence disrupted in such an unnecessary way. Can’t we let kids be kids and stop embracing such scary agendas? Tolerance is a good thing, but it does have limitations. Respect for all, always, but let’s not pretend insanity is healthy.