Before the interview, a trailer for the book features a boy at school imagining the terror of having same-sex parents: over-sentimental mothers who bandage his wounds and kiss him before he goes to sleep and dysfunctional fathers who tie his shoe laces and send him off to school.Watch the video if you want. The boy who is portrayed in this ad doesn't like his pretend parents. He doesn't like it when his parents attend to his injuries or walk him to the bus stop or kiss him goodnight or read to him at bedtime. Of course, the mothers are supposedly overly doting and the fathers are clearly ineffectual and the kid hates this. Apparently, kids like having only one dad who knows how to burn breakfast and only one mom who can bandage a cut.
A quick review of Brown's Amazon page for his book and fan reactions assert that he loves and respects gay people. The video shown above doesn't demonstrate love or respect. It clearly states that gay parents and gay households like mine are "weird" to Brown and his supporters. They (religious and social conservatives) claim to be the tolerant victims of mean gay people like me, because gay people like me object to false projections of what our families are like (much less the parenting skills of dads, in general). The truth is that there is nothing tolerant or respectful or accurate about that video.