Lesbian star Jillian Michaels: I ‘freaked out’ when daughter said ‘gay people were gross’
April 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Jillian Michaels, a lesbian and reality TV star, said in a recent interview that she “freaked out” when her six-year-old adopted daughter told her that she regarded homosexuals or homosexuality to be “gross.”
Michaels admits that she’s “not overwhelmingly proud of” the reaction she gave to her daughter’s viewpoint at the time.
“I’ve had many parenting moments I’m not overwhelmingly proud of, but I think the one that was the most significant was, one evening when my daughter was, maybe six [years old], and she said to me that she thought that gay people were gross, or gay was gross, and I freaked out,” Michaels told People Magazine last week in a video interview.
“When people talk about parenting being hard, really, I don’t find that it’s all the ‘sleepless nights,’ and oh, you know, the poopy diapers. It’s these kind of moments that really just bring you face to face with all of your deep dark issues, where, you know you don’t handle it well,” added Michaels. “I really wish I had handled it differently in the moment.”
Michaels, 44, is a personal trainer and television personality who has been the star of a reality TV series aired on E! called “Just Jillian” since 2016. She has appeared on other reality TV shows off and on for more than a decade. She lives with her “fiancé,” Heidi Rhoades, and they have two children in their custody.
In 2012 Michaels adopted a Haitian girl, Lukensia, and the same year Rhoades gave birth to a boy, Phoenix, after having been impregnated by undisclosed means. They appear to have joint custody of the children, and call themselves their “parents.”
In a 2016 interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, Michaels admitted that she kept her relationship with Rhoades a secret during the adoption process for Lukensia and simply presented herself to adoption officials as a “single mother,” in order to avoid the “prejudices” of foreign countries against homosexuality.
Moira Greyland, the daughter of lesbian science fiction writer Marion Zimmer Bradley and homosexual father Walter Breen, told LifeSite that children who are raised by homosexuals suffer painful pressure to accept their “parents’” lifestyle.
“I understand that some lesbian mothers will try to give their daughters the freedom to be straight, but no example is as powerful as their own behavior,” Greyland told LifeSite.
“Of all the children of gays and lesbians I know, nearly all of us have been molested, pressured to be gay or trans, or tried hard to be gay or trans,” said Greyland. “We have all longed for normal families with mothers and father who loved each other and loved us.”
“But even if we assume the very best case scenario where a child of gays is ‘allowed’ to be straight, she is still expected to approve of her mother’s alternative lifestyle. There is no way to get rid of that pressure, nor of the shame we feel when we cannot do what is expected of us.”
Greyland gives Michaels credit for allowing her daughter to speak her mind about homosexuality, but wonders how she will be treated as she gets older.
“The fact that her daughter was secure enough to express this speaks well of Ms. Michaels as a parent,” said Greyland. “In my family, I would never have dared to object to the gayness. It was, more or less, the price of survival.”
“What comes next is what matters. Must the daughter endure her mother’s anger, tears or worse, and must she have indoctrination to look forward to? Will she be allowed to think as she likes, or will she be ...reeducated?”
Greyland’s account of the suffering and sexual abuse inflicted on her and her siblings by their homosexual parents can be found in her new book, The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon.