HUNTINGTON, Conn., May 30, 2007 ( –  On May 23, 2007, the White House released an official White House photo of Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, welcoming their sixth grandchild, Samuel David Cheney, into the Cheney fold.  The child is the offspring of Mary Cheney and an unreported male sperm donor. 

However the official White House photo caption indicates the child’s “parents” are Mary Cheney and her homosexual partner, Heather Poe.
  Stephen Bennett, a pro-family advocate who left the homosexual lifestyle and now has a ministry to convince others of its dangers, expressed his concern about the White House’s decision to caption the photo this way. “What is extremely troubling is the official White House caption that appears underneath the photo on the official White House website,” said Bennett.

Rather than merely stating that the child is the “child of their daughter Mary Cheney,” the White House photo caption states, “… His parents are the Cheney’s daughter Mary, and her partner, Heather Poe.”

“Since when have two homosexual women been able to naturally procreate?,” commented Bennett. “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 added, “Heather Poe is Mary Cheney’s live-in lesbian lover. She may act like a parent, she may treat the baby as a parent, she may love this baby with all of her heart, but in this reality we all live in, Heather Poe is NOT the baby’s real parent. She has NO biological connection to the child whatsoever. Some man, the baby’s real Daddy, is the child’s other REAL parent.”

Bennnet called the White House to account for what he called its “Double Speak,” pointing out that while Bush has publicly stated that he is against recognizing homosexual unions, by recognizing Heather Poe as one of Samuel Cheney’s “parents” he is effectively doing exactly that.

“President George W. Bush held several press conferences calling for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the God-ordained institution of marriage between one man and one woman,” said Bennet, concluding, “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.”

Calls to the White House were not returned by a White House spokesman prior to press time.


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