Erickson told Kelly on Friday that it isn’t healthy for society when the roles of men and women in the family are interchangeable.
Kelly said plenty of data suggest that children in homes with homosexual parents or working mothers are as healthy and able to thrive in society as children with stay-at-home moms. Kelly, a mother of two, dismissed Erickson’s contention that he wasn’t judging others.
“I don’t like what you wrote one bit,” she said. “I think you are judging people. You sound like somebody who is judging but wants to come out and say ‘I’m not, I’m not, I’m not but let me judge, judge, judge. And, by the way, it’s science and facts, facts, facts.’ But this is a list of studies saying your science is wrong and your facts are wrong.”
Erickson criticized “politically motivated” studies.
Dobbs, for his part, was interrupted by Kelly when he decried damage done to society by the breakup of marriages and the rise of single-person households.
“Why are you attributing that to women in the workforce?” Kelly said.
Dobbs said, “Let me just finish what I’m saying, if I may, oh dominant one.”
“Excuse me?” Kelly replied, her eyebrows rising.
Kelly told the men that 50 and 60 years ago there was a wide belief in society that the children of interracial marriages were inferior.
“They said it was science, and it was fact,” she said. “If you were the child of a Black father and a White mother or vice versa, you were inferior and you were not set up for success. Tell that to Barack Obama.”