6/1/11: Playing Politics with a Baby’s Life

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The web is abuzz with the story of two parents who are keeping their newborn child’s gender a secret. Although the baby is definitely either male or female, these parents are refusing to tell anyone, instead opting to name the baby “Storm” and clothe the baby in non-descript outfits.

The parents defended their bizarre decision in an email sent to family and friends. It read “We’ve decided not to share Storm’s sex for now — a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in Storm’s lifetime. In other words, they’re raising their newborn child as a political statement.

Sadly, the tragic results for the child will far outweigh any political points this “progressive” stunt may garner. The parents’ desire for attention will only result in psychological and spiritual harm to their child.