This is the official photograph released when Vice President Dick Cheney’s grandson was born, with an original caption listing his daughter, Mary, and Heather Poe, as ‘parents.’
It was just a few words in the fine print under a news release photograph of Vice President Dick Cheney, his wife Lynne and their newborn grandson, Samuel David Cheney, but it has Christian organizations praying for the sins of the administration.
The caption included the words: “…His parents are the Cheneys’ daughter Mary, and her partner, Heather Poe. White House photo by David Bohrer.”
“I say shame on the White House, shame on the president and shame on the vice president for allowing such a caption to be ‘officially’ added onto the White House website and such a beautiful photo of two happy grandparents and their new grandchild,” said Stephen Bennett, founder of Stephen Bennett Ministries, which advocates for those who choose to leave the homosexual lifestyle.
He also works with The Parents Group, a subscription service that offers counsel to parents and other family of those who have chosen the homosexual lifestyle.
“I guess we can tragically and officially say both the White House and the Bush Administration have officially recognized the sinful sexual unions of homosexuals, as well as recognized and embraced the tragedy of the social experiment of homosexual parenting,” he said.
The actual caption of the photo read: “Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, welcomed their sixth grandchild, Samuel David Cheney, Wednesday, May 23, 2007. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz and was born at 9:46 a.m. at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. His parents are the Cheneys’ daughter Mary, and her partner, Heather Poe. White House photo by David Bohrer.”
But Bennett wondered, “Since when have two homosexual women been able to naturally procreate?”
“Fact is Mary Cheney, the vice president’s daughter – in one way or another – received a male’s sperm. She is the biological mother, parent number one, and some man, somewhere out there, is Samuel David’s real biological father, parent number two,” he said.
“Unlike the official White House photo caption, a man and a woman, a Daddy and a Mommy, are Samuel David Cheney’s REAL biological parents,” he said. “Then who is Heather Poe?”
Simply “Mary Cheney’s live-in lesbian lover,” he said.
“Everyone knows there can only be one REAL biological Mommy. We are all grown adults. Playing ‘house’ is a game for children, not for The White House or the vice president and his wife,” he said.
Bennett, who lived in the homosexual lifestyle for 11 years – with more than 100 partners – until he left in 1992, said what is even worse is the double standard for the Bush administration.
“President George W. Bush held several presses conferences calling for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the God-ordained institution of marriage between one man and one woman, while homosexuals pushed for the union of two men or two women to be equally recognized as real ‘marriage,'” Bennett said.
“However, … Cheney clearly rebels against his superior, makes a public mockery of the president and the current administration he is supposed to represent, and clearly holds to a different set of moral standards and beliefs,” Bennett said. “When President Bush stood on the victory stage several years ago after being elected into office by values voters, Mary Cheney was on stage as well with her lesbian lover, Heather Poe. It was a slap in the face to the values voters who had just elected the duo into office. That wound has never healed.”
Bennett, now married for 14 years with two children, advocates for the traditional family and the protection of children from the homosexual lifestyle.
In a separate e-mail to his ministry supporters, he said the issue had to be addressed.
“Please know, as commanded by scripture, we pray for our president and leaders over us and are called to submit ourselves to authority. However, if this authority is promoting SIN – are we to obey God – or man?” he asked. “We love, honor and respect our president and vice president. However, now is the time to join in fervent prayer … as pressure from homosexual groups NO DOUBT [is] influencing even the smallest of things – as a photo op. and caption placed on the photo.”
“Every child deserves a Daddy and Mommy. We understand, sometimes through death or divorce, that unit is broken – and parents do the best they could to raise and nurture their child or children. That’s where we as the Body of Christ step in to help and be there for the family and child. We celebrate these individuals and families. Sometimes in a second heterosexual marriage, children are adopted. We praise these men and women who do all they could to raise these children. THESE ARE REAL PARENTS. This is NOT playing ‘house,'” he said.
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