It’s not uncommon in this day and age for people to share family photos via social media. Kordale and Kaleb, like most people, put up a few photos of their family — including their three daughters — to Instagram.
Unfortunately, certain members of society couldn’t handle seeing two loving fathers with their happy (and cute!) children…so they decided to flood their pages with hateful, homophobic, and racist comments.
Many of the hateful comments have since been deleted and they’ve received an outpouring of support — but the experience prompted Kordale and Kaleb to release the following statement to Huffington Post’s Gay Voices. It reads:
As far as the positive; yes we are two gay men with three kids who have no problem with preparing them for their education every morning; that comes with anything and everything they may need for school! Our kids are blessed to have three parents (Kordale, Kaleb and their Mother) who love, care and support them in every decision they have made and will continue to make as they get older. We are blessed to have the ability to provide for them in ways that a lot of people cannot for their family, which ultimately makes us happy knowing that they don’t want for much! Our main objective as parents is to provide, love, educate, support, encourage, and love some more!
In regard to the negative, people fail to realize that we are people too with kids who love us. We do what is necessary for them to succeed in this ever-changing world but it’s sad that we’re discriminated against because of our sexuality and/or what we do behind closed doors — which is no one’s business. In the same breath, we take all of what’s been said in stride. The picture was put out on social media for an opinion so we can’t be mad when people give just that: an opinion. People tend to think that gay people cannot raise their children to be heterosexuals. Instead, they have derogatory thoughts of us “tainting” our children or “confusing them” with what society sees deems as wrong an unmanly because we’re gay. But this is all comical because people forget where a lot of gays come from: a heterosexual household.
We totally agree. How could anyone hate on a stable family environment?