Earlier today, Focus on the Family posted a marriage help hotline (1-800-A-FAMILY) on Twitter. Well, what the he'll, I'll give it a ring I figured. The conversation:
Them - Hello
Me - Hey, I saw your hotline on Twitter, I guess it was billed as a help hotline. I'm not married yet, but I will be this year. My concern is that, as a male dating a trans-male, that my marriage won't be recognized in 44 out of 50 states.
(A solid 20-30 seconds of dead silence)
Uh...yeah. That's...yeah. So...uh...did you want to speak to a counselor or...
I'm really looking for more information, I mean I want to be able to live in a committed relationship and raise children in a committed relationship, but the law won't allow me to do that in a lot of place.
Yeah...uh...well you can call back later when you're married I guess.
I will do just that.
I really didn't have an ulterior motive, mostly I was just curious about what the reaction would be. Anti-gay nonsense isn't all of Focus on the Family's platform so I suspected I wouldn't be met with outright dismissal. If anything I wanted to challenge their worldview of what a marriage, and what a family is.