Neil Patrick Harris is the latest member of the “How I Met Your Mother” cast to get bitten by the baby bug – the actor and his longtime partner David Burtka are expecting twins.
Harris – whose co-stars Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders each became moms last year – announced his good news via Twitter on Saturday.
“So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We're super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy,” he wrote.
According to reports, Harris, 37, and 35-year-old Burtka, an actor and chef, will welcome their bundles of joy via a surrogate in October.
Rumors first surfaced that the couple were searching for a surrogate in June 2009, but the former “Doogie Howser, M.D.” star slyly told People, “We are not currently expecting a baby," adding, “Maybe someday …" It looks like that day is here.
What did I miss ? Ahh...he campaigned on his agenda, or am I
the worst listener in the world. O.K. switching gears.
In New Hampshire Hospital – I can blog on computer. What a great
outlet. Now alittle rhyming dedicated to my gramma Finnegan and
Fitzgerald, oh, Kavanaugh and Kinney. Oh, Hetzelt is my great,
great grandmother's name – Germany, forbidden marriage, religous.
Now I say, walking up and down
the hall I have it all within my head, sometimes dread. Worn and torn
is the scorn; I wish I wasn't born – is shouting at me. When I was
created I was jaded. I've been here before so let's explore why I
surmise that you're a freak in disguise. Hey bold, do what you're
told. If you have something to say, say it to your face. Then
erase for more space, for the human race.
This is Horrible and should not be permitted.
This is a Direct Violation of the Natural Order of Life.
This is an Abortion, and we should not tolerate it.
Maybe he just wants to be a dad?
Best wishes (and sleep now!)
Honestly, in a world where children are starving to death, being cared for by two men or two women should be the least of our concern. Regardless of whether or not they're gay, I just hope they treat their kids right.
Why do these celebrities have to announce that their having and child or getting a divorce, or getting married and then say, we hope the press will respect our privacy. Just don't say anything and perhaps they will. Idiot comes to mind.
so whos ass is it coming out of?
I wish NPH was my dad!
Praise be to YAH ruler of the universe....And a man who lies with a male as he lies with a woman both of them have done an abomination to the Most-High...all of you who believe in this act your farther is Ha-Shatan...the Most-High he does not love this at all....
Gay is wrong...Kids are for two people who can make them (reproduce). How can anyone walking on this earth not add that up? Why dont all the gays stick to being wierd and perverted and let the rest of the world do its thing. Be gay I dont care, but stop shoveling this gay stuff out here for everyone to see. I wish yall freaks would stay in the closet.....!
Harry,thanks to you...Harry read what posted in there
Perhaps the world would be a better place if hatred and bigotry were kept in the "closet" and out of the sight of children.
Congratulations Neil and David!! Sounds like you will make awesome parents!!!
one of these two must have female organs............
sick..........so damn bad...........what kind of role models for kids are these two fruit cakes??
I have never herd so much hate in my life , congrates to them .I see you
I find it utterly hard to believe that so many straights out there have so much time to devote to hating on people they will never meet. The "harm" children of gay parents will have to endure is from the children YOU raise to be hateful. If you are straight and protest this version of a family, maybe its because you KNOW what you are teaching your children and are too lazy to correct yourselves and learn/teach tolerance. I wish these MEN the best and I will laugh HYSTERICALLY if 20 years from now CNN features a story on how their kids turn out. I doubt they will be the like Kardashian / Hilton / Lohan spawn (still proud of traditional marriage and the children it creates?) Stop reading this and go look after your own children and spouse.
Happy for both of them! I think it's wonderful!
Wow, I didn't know the bible thumpers were on here in force. Can I ask one simple question to all you bible believers out there? Who wrote the bible? It was man. Not whoever you believe in. The bible was written to control the masses. It was used to scare people into believing. If you have to have a tool to make people believe in what you believe, then your believe isn't very strong. Let me know when someone dies and rots in the ground, then comes back to life and tells us about what it's like after death. Not, that there is a heaven and hell, because that is what the bible uses to control the sheep. Have a real through for once in your lives.
Wow. You are a complete idiot. Shut up and go away.
I just can't stand to watch him on his show. He is GAY. His character is straight. It's very frustrating to watch him chase after women. The show would be great if they changed his character over to being GAY. Rating would go sky high. As it is, I just stopped watching after I found out.
They can't be expecting twins. They are both MEN!
in my opinion, this is wrong. pathetic.
It's their choice to do as they wish. Personally, I am against it.
It amazes me that CNN will delete any comments against these "alternative" lifestyle people. Believe it or not, in the "real" world, there are people that don't agree with this type of thing. In the "real" world, most of us don't want to see this type of thing and in the "real" world, these "alternative" lifestyle people would get their a**es kicked. So, go ahead, call me a bigot or a hater or have my comment deleted but don't think for a moment that this type of thing is normal or approved of by the masses.
I didn't even know he was pregnant!!
I wish them all the best and I strongly agree that any couple (gay, straight or otherwise) who want a family should have the opportunity to do so. However let's not get too carried away with how fabulous they will be as parents. They will have to prove themselves like anyone else and as human beings will no doubt make the same mistakes as everyone else as they travel down the joyous but difficult road of parenting.
Perhaps if all of you fine religious folks would be out in the world doing the things the good book says to do, feed the hungry, take care of the sick, clothe the poor, give shelter to those without, instead of being on internet sites and anonymously spreading hate, the world would take you a great deal more seriously about your beliefs.
Two more messed up kids. I feel so sorry for them.
Let's see. These kids are being born into a family which WANTS them and in which they are not unplanned for nor an accident. These kids are going to be born into a family in which both of the parents make a more than decent amount of money. They will have access to the best in food, shelter, clothing, and education. It would appear that your concerns for these poor children should be directed where it might do some good. If you are really concerned about kids, make a donation to help some of the one billion poor kids in the world instead of worrying about two that don't need your concerns directed toward them.
Doogie and Vinnie?
Another kids head messed up by rampant political correctness. This country is headed south fast.
Hello from that country up north called Canada! First off, I'd like to say congrats to the expecting parents. I'm sure both of them have traveled a very long road, with many unjust obstacles, to reach this point in their lives.
For those that have nothing positive to say, or judge the young couple due to the fact they are gay, stop wasting your time and ours! Life is too short to have so much negativity, live your lives positively! There is already so much hate in the world. Why add to it? All children deserve a happy home, and I'm sure the twins will have a most loving one. Cheers!
last time I checked there was a separation of church and state is the US...WHY IS IT...that rt wingers use their church values to to decide what the rights are of a minority...hypocritical..
Is it any wonder gay teens are four times as likely to commit suicide than hetero teens? Reading the negative comments really shows you the true nature of humanity. I'm beginning to think there really isn't anything good or decent left in the world.
Is this an Onion article?
I dont know man, something about how it's written. As if the the thought that this was different in any way to a man/woman expecting didnt even occur to the author. Oh, it;s just a wonderful world we live in that two men can be "expecting" twins. I'm sorry, to me it still seems weird. I guess I'm "unenlightened" for having that thought. Oh well.
I was breastfed. My brother was bottle fed. I wish I had his physique and health!
Disgusting, gays should not be aloud babies. Poor kid growing up... i would be so embarrassed.
They really need to release the "cure gay" pill. You know they have one...
Yes, the "cure gay pill" is called salvation.......a life lived for Christ is not "gay".
Perhaps they should release the stupidity cure pill first. If they do you need to be at the head of the line. People such as you should not be "aloud" to post ignorant comments about others.
That is the cutest thing ever. You're even stronger than most parents to make this decision knowing what hardship you will being going through. Best wishes to you both *hugs*
Aw, twins :D Congrats to Neil and his partner! XD
What if you have to fart during gay relations?
I know, its so gross. Imagine the smell
All I can say is I wish you both the best of luck, Enjoy your two new little joys and cherish each other for the rest of your lives. I hope these children are as wonderful, Warm and Talented as Neil there going to be Amazing!
Very sad to force Motherlessness on 2 innocent babies!
Yeah, wonder what will happen if the child walk in on them in the bedroom. "Well honey I was dominating your other daddies rear end, its totally a natural thing to do". If they have a girl wonder how they will talk to her about her period, oh wait they probably bleed out their butts so I guess they understand a little bit.
That is funny, but sadly true.
How can someone look at themselves in the mirror after they just defiled someone butt
good luck, that's a long way from buying x mas gifts at walmart in ruidoso nm, when you played doogie hauser, i wish you all the luck in the world.
who sucks who?
They probably 69. I know it's a tough picture to put in your head, but likely true. Disgusting!
They aren't expecting twins. What, are they, sea horses
Neil and David will be moving into a larger home next month to accommodate their growing family. The move will be made quicker than usual because they both already have their sh!t packed. lol!
freaking classic!!! Lol
Why do I keep reading that being gay will let our children think its ok? Its not ok and it is ok and even in the face of extreme hatred people still end up gay. these bigots better learn that some of their own offspring will be gay. Are they going to kill them? or wait for their hatred to drive their kids to throw themselves of a freeway overpass?
The Internet needs an "Outrage" button for people to click on. It would save a lot of time.
A child deserves to have a mother and a father, ideally the same mother and father who conceived him/her. People can sanitize this however they want. But the bottom line is that it is still incredibly selfish. Gays really do not have the best interests of the child at heart here. And that goes for single women too who go to sperm banks because they are too busy for a relationship or feel they don't "need a man."
This is disgusting. I guess sodomy doesn't work any better now than it did during the downfall of Sodom.
People should stop making stupid remarks about which one of them is pregnant, there are plenty of women who are unable to conceive a child that doesn't make them inferior. Many people resort to adoption or surrogate mothers in order to have children. What matters is whether or not they will be good parents.
I think that this is absolutely amazing!!! Congrats to the two of them and I am sure they will be great parents!!
I don't know. I just find it a little disturbing.
What has this world become? We are surely near the end of time when it is becoming the "norm" to refer to two MEN as having twins. As a WOMAN and mother of three children, I am righteously disgusted at this perversion. Let me ask, which one of these MEN will BREASTFEED, Uh!. It is without a doubt that the erosion of the human race is fast becoming a reality when your magazine proudly condones, promotes, glorify, praise and admire such filth. Why were they not able to conceive children? You got it.....because they are two MEN! Neither can produce an EGG. Don't we need an EGG and SPERM to make children? Oh that's right......between the two of them, they each have SPERMS. Why aren't either of them able to give "their" child the best food nature can offer....you got it.....because they are MEN! Righteous indignation.
And by your argument, if i was sterile or lost my ovaries for some reason like sickness, i am condemed to never have kids?
If my husband leaves me or dies, then my children are sure to grow up to be woefully incomplete? By your definition also, I am worse than gay couples as a parent because atleast their kids will have 2 parents while I will be raising my kids on my own? If you call them Filth, then what am I to you?
If I can't breastfeed for some reason, then my children will be woefully deprived as humans, no matter how much I love and care for them?
Is this what your God teaches?
As a true Christian, I beg to disagree with your logic and your intolerance. Yes, read the Bible but also use your common sense and compassion.
"hoping the press can respect our privacy" ?????? then why "twitter" the news? There is ZERO chance of privacy for this couple and their poor children who will NEVER know what a normal life is....if for no other reason than that they have celebrity parents. I can only hope these folks can try to "normalize" a very unusual arrangement and keep the children out of the usual celebrity limelight for all their sakes.
What has Doogie sunk to? After seeing his behavior in Harold and Kumar, I can not imagine him as a parent.
Can't believe any self-respecting woman had relations with this guy. I went to High School with the loser at La Cueva, H.S. in Albuquerque, NM (Class of '92). He was a such a serious loser!
OK so they're expecting and I'm happy for them – as long as you don't say they're pregnant.
For all of the jokers who think that the traditional family with a mother and a father is the only way that God wants us to live, I pose this question: What about all of the people who were robbed of the traditional family? Does God hate them too? My father died before I was born. Does that mean God hates me because I grew up without a father? Your argument is stupid and baseless. You are obviously men who are afraid of being reduced to nothing more than sperm donors by a society that has figured out how to sucessfully rear children in ways that don't conform to your idea of the "traditional family". Parents who love their children, engage them and teach them, raise successful, happy children regardless of their lifestyle. I have already witnessed evidence of this fact because instead of closing my mind to new ideas I listen and learn. The best thing that any straight or gay couple can give a child is love. Once a child knows that he or she is loved, they blossom and become what they are meant to be. And unlike some of the idiots on this site, children don't have closed minds because they haven't yet been exposed to a society that teaches hate, intolerance and ignorance. Therefore, they love their gay parents unconditionally and feel quite normal atleast until they've had the misfortune of meeting people who think like some of the idiots on this site. Not knowing how much some people hate their parents they are quite happy and content with their two Mom's or two Dads. It's too bad that there are so many hateful people in society who have the nerve to call themselves Christians who represent Gods beliefs. Personally, I've never met God because I don't look at the sky and see an invisible man, so I don't know WHAT God believes. I'd like to think that God is kind and loves all people because after all, if he created the world, he created all of the people in the world including gay people.
Sorry, this is a no-rational-discussion thread. You'll have to go to the back of the line.
What does traditional have to do with the fact that it takes a man and a woman to make a kid? They should raise their kid because they made the child together. The first thing most strait couples wanna do is make a baby, it makes them feel complete. Gays can not make a kid which means it is not ment to be. Plain and simple people, plain and simple.
Disgusting......imagine being the only kid in class who doesn't have a mom and a dad, but two dads....gross
I can just see it now...."Dad?".....(two men answer)....."I mean dad number 2"....."why do all the other kids and my class have a mom and a Dad and I have two Dads?"....then the birds and the bees should make for an interesting discussion as well.....disgusting and sad
Don't know why I would expect the press to respect our privacy when I am twittering the world about it.
Sorry, CNN, but unless NPH grew a uterus, he is not "expecting twins." The surrogate is expecting twins. It has nothing to do with his being half of a gay couple, either. Any hetero man who says he is expecting is going to raise the same hackles on my female self. A man can get away with saying, "my (whatever you want to call the baby mommy) and I are expecting". But until the contributor of the Y can take on the onus of nine months of incubation - followed by hours or days of pain a man can only imagine - they better watch their mouths. And so better the reporters who write about them.
For a moment when I saw the headline, I tought to myself "I thought he was Gay!" Come to find out I was right and CNN is dispalying its liberal bias. It's wrong to say anyone's expecting when they had nothing to do with the conception...other then forking over a bunch of money. CNN – Constantly Not Newsworthy!!
engouraga, well, it seems you've only thought it out so far. If our "Lord" knew today how our bodies worked and the dynamics of modern science, believe it or not, we HAVE progressed since those books, I would think he, being a loving, caring, understanding, etc person that we are supposed to believe he is would understand that this is the way of the world and "Go with the flow" so To speak. He would understand that if it is something natural, biological, then it can not be cursed and turned away. And for the morons who refuse to believe that it is NOT natural, read a science book and learn something. It'a as natural as having twins, But then again you still wouldn't except it. Ignorant is ignorant.
So if Neil Patrick farts will it be a miscarriage? Can you imagine the night of conception? Eeewww. The smell!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Classic! Epic win!
How can 2 men have twins?
Science. Or rather "unnatural selection."
If your gay, fine. But stop with all the gay announcements already! In 40 years this world will have found a way to make everything acceptable. I'm just waiting for some Hollywood nut to come out of the closet saying they've been in a relationship with parrot for the last 5 years and have the bird announce that they are having children. Sounds stupid but 40 years ago people would have thought this was totally insane. This world is a mess.
Sully- It's you're as in you are, not your! Take a class and learn some english and leave other people alone! illiterate bigot (has that been used?)
'relationship with a parrot' that is freakin hilarious ! I am busting a gut over that one. Sadly, having relationships with animals IS next after the gay debacle this world is in. Actually its mostly the U.S. Most of the ciivilized world recognizes its disgusting and punishes accordingly.
I'm a straight male, but I'd let NPH have my babies.
delusional much. ONE mother ONE father???? What is the divorce rate? 50%? 60%? I bet right now you alone can name at least 1 kid that lives in a single parent situation...I bet half of us on here have no idea who their father is...who is to say that YOUR lifestyle is any better than another's? You may have an ideal, but that is what it is...an ideal. Anything on paper looks good until you peel it back. Is it better for a kid to be raised in an abusive household where the mother is beaten by the dad or vice versa? Is it better for the child to have a mother and father even though the dad molests the daughter nightly and the mother stands idly by all in the name of god and "one mother and one father"? Just throwing it out there...
Why is it that supporters of gay marriage and gay parental rights always try this? You cite divorce rates to me...okay, when did I say that I was accepting of divorce? I'm happily married and I took my marriage vows seriously when I made them, so I will not be getting a divorce either. Divorce is a major problem and a plague to marriage. Does that mean I should just stop caring altogether, throw up my hands and say I don't mind if gays get married? Marriage is still sacred to me, and I live true to that belief in my own life. I will advocate the same for others because my family and I have to share in this society with everybody else, so I have a vested interest in its well-being. Likewise with abusive parents...did I ever say I was okay with that either? Why compound an existing problem by allowing further attack on children and their proper development by accepting other forms of sub-par parenting? Arguments such as yours prove nothing.
Now that's headline! It's a medical miracle: Neil Patrick Harris expecting twins. Does he have a uterus?
Chris, get off your high horse regarding values–based on the numbers, I am guessing that you or someone very close to you is either a product of a broken home (divorce, child out of wedlock), and has one of more "step" or "half" brother/sister, IS the reason for the broken home (cheating husband/wife).. hetero men and women have absolutely no right to take the moral high ground because everyone of them when we look in their closet have a few skeletons...look at all the loud mouth anti-gay politicians lately that have been caught with gay lovers...look at all the bible thumpers that have been caught cheating, politicians being divorced or exposed or having kids with multiple partners...ridiculous to come on here and pretend to be the guiding light for society, it is a freaking joke, so many dirt bags hiding behind religion and morality to spew hate but when you look close enough they are no different or better than the ones that they are comparing themselves too
'skeletons in their closets'. So by your admission you are saying that being gay is wrong because you liken it to a skeleton or something bad they are doing in private? Who is a hypocrite now?
If you want the press to respect your privacy, don't announce it on Twitter. In fact, close your twitter account, as 99% of the people who use it should do....
What is wrong with the United States? When a single women wants a baby she can get it done without a bunch of right-wing do gooders telling her she is going to hell?
Country of the free???
I servered in the military to support our freedoms and my wife and I support anyone that has the courage to raise and love a child. It's not fair to spread lies about childern of gay couples ending up on drugs, becoming horrors or criminals to justify your hate of others. Who are you to judge? Are you God? If so, then wipe the world free of gays or anyone else that does not believe in your views. That was tried a few years ago in Germany.
They should have adopted. There are plenty of kids out there already born who need good parents. No reason to turn to science.
Keith, there is probably a better chance of you teaching your kids to be ignorant than Doogie teaching his to be gay. I feel for your kids if god forbid one decides to be something other than what daddy wants them to be. Where does your ignorance end? If your kid turns out to be fat will you alienate them? If he decides to be a lawyer instead of a dr will you write them out of your life? What if your son's best friend turns out to be gay? Will you continue spewing ignorance on this topic and alienate your son?
The hypocrisy surrounding this subject is astounding–a hetero couple can have 2 kids, get a divorce, both members of this couple can meet others that have 2 kids of their own, they can then have 2 more kids each and this is normal. I am betting that almost everyone on this discussion knows somebody that has kids with more than one woman/man and it is normal...family psychologists have fancy terms like "blended family" to describe...does the hetero community worry about these kids being made fun of at school because they have 2 or 3 or 4 "half" brothers and sisters? It is amazing how many women I know that have kids with up to 4 lst names...has anybody thought about disallowing benefits or welfare for these people? Obviously they are doing their kids a disservice by living such a "disgusting, vile and ungodly" lifestyle, no?
Momo, you simpleton. There is no hypocrisy. Its wrong for a hetero couple to split up and screw up the kids too! Why do you morons always use bad examples to make gay couples look better? Bad examples are irrelevant. People always say, 'having a gay couple as parents is better than two abusive straight parents'. THAT IS NOT AN ARGUMENT. THAT IS IRRELEVANT. We are talking about a loving mother and father caring for their children. Gay parenting is wrong and so is straight parenting that is abusive. Why can't you get that through your thick skull?
Congrats!! Lots of Joy, Love, Health and Happiness. Ron
Could you explain to me how the surrogacy works. Which of the dads donate the sperm? Do they both donate and whatever happens happens? One egg and one sperm are required to scientifically reproduce. I am curious.
It is not my right to judge, however, I feel a woman who rents her womb for two gay men is not thinking of the future for this child. Only the money she will get from the deal. Every child deserves to be loved. And I am certain these two men will love this child, but the child will be emotionally scared for life. Love is not enough outside the home. Every child deserves a Mommy (woman) and Daddy (man). I have seen it happen within a very close circle of friends. People are cruel and the child is going to suffer.
Neil and David are having twins and the religidiots are having kittens. Congrats guys!!! Don't let the haters spoil your joy.
I don't hate NPH. He is just wrong. Plain and simple. Gays should never have children (you can't have it both ways, guys)
So gross!! Are they gonna teach the kids how to be gay?
Wow, the Christian Taliban is out in full force in these comments, bashing on a loving gay couple for bringing children into a loving home.
Congratulations to NPH and his husband!
How do you know that NPH is the wife? Maybe he's the one on top doing the ramrod and his gay lover is the reciever of the male seed from behind? Maybe they 69 and they can both be the wife? Just maybe he is the one naked wearing only the cowboy hat, boots with spurs and chaps bending over the saddle to recieve the town Sheriff (his lover)??? To say that NPH is the wife is being a bit presumptuous, don't you think?
That's awesome! I thought NPH was gay, but apparently he still likes to bang chicks.
What is so hard to understand about him announcing the impending birth and then asking for privacy? How many times have you read in the news "so and so has passed, at this time we ask for privacy"? No different, he is making an announcement, does not care to comment on it any further and hopes that the press respects his wish (fat chance there Doog)...in today's day and age with the over aggressive paparazzi, you just know that some skid mark camera guy is going to be routing through Doogie's garbage or following him from some clinic after meeting with the birth mother...sort of like damage control...get out in front of it and the sorry paparazzi will go away, there is no story now,
people who need a fairy tale to make them feel better about themselves can think what they want but gay people are no diffrent than you or I. Congrats to NPH and i wish him and his family all the best.
As if his ass didn't hurt enough already.
CECIL.... how many times in school did u get beat up w/ that name?
All I have to say, is this (and it's plenty enough):
Romans 1:18, 24, and 26-32 (KJV)
See, you CAN use the New Testament (most people use the Old Testament) to prove a point against this "alternative lifestyle". Can you use the same bible (KJV) to prove a point FOR this "alternative lifestyle"? I seriously doubt it.
And why should any of us care less what your fairy tale book says?
Fairy tale book.. hahahha what a lame attempt at a comeback. People like you are so pathetic. You bash a book that you have never examined and then call yourself enlightened. You are in darkness mentally and you live an empty and debase life. You know you're not happy. Atheists like you are all the same. Bitter, angry, hopeless, and just downright pathetic. Sad really.
CLEARLY there are MANY peeps here (the negative posts) who didn't go to college.
GET AN EDUCATION losers!
no doubt baron women & gays in the closet.
You assume that because I have a different opinion than you do about gays that I didn't go to college?!? How elitist. Yes, I went to college. Obviously I wasn't brainwashed by some liberal arts major such as you were. I don't hate gays. I despise their behavior. That doesn't make me uneducated. If anything, it shows your ignorance for accepting such unnatural behavior as normal. Sick!
Stop the hate! Those expressing such graphic hatred for gays / lesbians are just disgusting human beings...plain and simple. You make me sick. Narrow minded pigs.
I feel sorry for these kids. Let's hope the surrogate changes her mind. It's a shame, I really like Neil Patrick Harris, but he needs to find a nice girl and have a baby the natural way. News flash, you are NOT born gay. It's a lifestyle choice and kids are not experiments. To the poster who said this proves that gays can have kids...what?!. you idiot. This just proves that people with money can buy kids. what a true shame.
1. Man made up Christianity and its 'rules' so if you choose to follow them fine. 2. Great parents come in great forms, gay and strait, 2 men, husband and wife, uncles, grandparents, single women, etc. 3. Jenn is a bogus poster, no crisis center gets calls about bad gay parents, she made that up 100%. Gays have a much lower incidence than straits of child abuse.
yea, they make it sound like this is the norm. The world is going to hell in a handbasket. Truly pathetic.
Well I am Gay and a super father of 6 of the most amazing kids around, they are not really hateful and they prob would not ever going out openly discriminating against kids of straight people so I guess we do parent better? I would personally not use a surrogate but then again I can't imagine a clean closed adoption for a celebrity so I say Good for you boys!
Where's the Taliban when you need 'em?
Good for you guys! Straight people don't have the corner on loving their children.
Regardless of your individual take on the subject; It is my wish for the Best for the children and their parents. A hope filled, healthy and happy life. That is all you can hope for anyone.
This is sick...
Disgusting. Poor kids...
If all these gods are against surrogacy, gay people, etc. why don't they finally come down to earth and clearly specify what they want instead of having us interpret dusty books written millenia ago? If you were God why would you make so difficult to understand what you really want? Looking at the number of religions, sects, churches you would think there is a whole lot of confusion out there about what is right and what is wrong. What gives?
The bigotry and ignorance from trolls are astounding. But trolls are trolls, what do you expect. Congrats to the couple and may they have the wonderful family they desire and deserve. And screw the naysayers who can't see their own crap. Seriously, this is 2010 and ignorance still rules on the Internet - that's the saddest thing about the trolls.
I fail to see how cruising the hershey highway equals being a good parent.
Amazing the things that science can do these days. I just hope the episiotomy goes smoothly.
I got halfway through these comments & had to stop reading. I am sickened by both "sides'" comments to one another. As a Christian myself, no, I don't agree with what they have chosen to do, but God gave all of us free will to make our own choices. I don't answer for them & they don't answer to me. I'm not silent about what I believe & they don't have 2 be either. HOWEVER – we must ALL respect & love each other. Disagree with actions, even hate some actions – always love people, period.
I'm an Atheist, and I would give my left eye to live in a country full of REAL Christians like you.
@AE: Amen to that....i am also sickened by the ingnorance of some. None of us are perfect, yet if these kids have a loving home, which I believe they will, then that's all that matters.
CONGRATS TO THE HAPPY COUPLE!!!!
@ lvi: Yeah but real Christians don't want to live around YOU.
Wow, that's sthoopper!
Funny...like most celebs, they make an effort to publicize their personal lives - yet ask everyone to respect their privacy.
I'm picturing in my mind them corn holeing each other.
How in the world do they get pregnant?
I love NPH and am thrilled he will be a parent, but if he really wants privacy, why announce it on Twitter? It's not like one of them is going to start showing a little pregnancy bump in the future. A private announcement to their personal friends and family would have been a much better way to have one's privacy honored. Frankly, it's none of my business whether or not he has children.
Why is the assumption being thrown around that gay couples are happy people without any issues at all? Face it, people are people. People get irrational and angry. A gay couple is no better or worse than a straight couple.
Don't throw gay couples in a ditch, and don't place them on a pedestal.
Congrats NPH! You deserve your happiness!
Yea right. Check back in a few years when they are broken up and fighting over custody of the twins causing even more turmoil for them.
two gay parents...poor kids
I swear some of you LIKE being ignorant.
If anyone has the right to marry... then polygamy should be legal – and hey... who has the right to tell a brother and a sister, or two brothers they can't be married? If marriage has no definition then anything goes.
Congratulations! Let's not forget that the most important thing for a child is to be raised in a loving home. I was raised in a "traditional" home where there was no love between my parents and it has taken me years to finally get over my fears of commitment. All that should matter is that they want to be parents, and teach their children what it means to be a good person, and a family.
Study after study shows that a balanced well-adjusted child needs both a loving father and a loving mother, not two fruitcakes no matter how 'nice' they may be. A mother naturally brings certain traits to the table that a father does too. Don't you dare forget that. These kids will be screwed up as all kids in this situation are.
I didn't even know he was pregnant!
Barney a dad?!! Wow! Now, that's exciting! Maybe if one if a boy...he can grow up to be his "wing man", but only if he "suits up"!! ;-)
I love Neil Patick. Have since Doogie & Troopers! Congrats! Enjoy parenthood to it's fullest!
Having twins, oh boy, Neil is definitely going to have stretch marks when this is all over.
These gay couples claim to care so much for these kids... blah blah... these kids will be so screwed up, their friends will just say nothing, won't make fun of, call them names none of that bulling stuff... right?... nice going...way to love a child, pure selfish. Hope Obamas health care will pay for the shrinks... idiots!
Hahaha, "but they can't have kids!"
Well folks, look here; they are! Congratulations to the happy parents-to-be!
The way I look at it is if God didn't want him to have children the conception wouldn't have been successful.
I certainly must laugh ( or should I cry) at how narrow minded some people are. Do we still think the way we did 100 years ago about how diseases were transmitted? Do we still consider the world being flat? Except for the narrow minded bigots who are the dumbest people on the planet, do we still think blacks are inferior? With the exception of some mid-east countries, do we still think people should be stoned for sinning? My point is the world and its thinking evolve over time – hopefully to a better place. In the future gays will be a part of society without any stigma.
I live in an exclusive distrist in Seattle. Our neighbors are gaywith children. We all adore them and the effort they put
into parenting and thier home. The majority of us signed a letter of "welcome to the neightborholld". My five siblings
were put in an orphange. All I ever wanted was a loving homelife.
As long as you can afford children and raise them to be productive members of society, God bless you. Teach children values and respect for others. Show them support. Encourage children to strive for excellence in academics. This is what it means to be a parent in today's world.
Hooo, hoooo, listen to all the uptight Church Ladies, pursing their lips and passing judgement. Perhaps there is divine justice and you'll all spend eternity in Hell as human mattresses in gay households.
Why is it that people – gay or straight – can buy a baby, but it is illegal to buy a body part from someone.
I agree...had an argument about that with a conservative radio host actually. He kept saying that abortion was evil because it was god's will to have this child be born...but couldn't argue his way out of the opposite side, that many couples (straight) cannot have a baby naturally so resort to IVF, surrogacy, etc, which he condones. So which way is it? If god "wanted" babies to be born, he wouldn't have couples jump through hoops, would he? Or, hmm, maybe "he" just doesn't care, doesn't exist.
You are the sicko!
Way to go NPH! This is great news and so glad for him and his partner! How nice to see a rare positive story on CNN since all they usually report everyday is bad news.
Best to NPH and his partner, and especially best to their yet-to-arrive babies, wish all of them health & happiness!
Good for you Neil. Two kids will live in luxury with loving people who had to fight to become parents (and not the result of an accidental pregnancy from a broken condom). As for you Christians criticizing this, that is your right. But your rights end when it starts to impinge on the rights of others. I dont believe in your Bible and I see no reason why laws should be enacted that cater to one religious group. If your faith was strong enough, you should be able to live by the tennets of your faith without having the government force everyone. And if you cant share living space with those who believe and live differently, go somewhere else.
Take religion out of the picture. Studies show that children thrive with a father and a mother that love them. Not being raised by two mothers, two fathers, 3 fathers and a duck.. no.. a father and a mother. To wish it any other way will not work.
Its like saying, 'yes I beat my kids but I buy them candy!' Depriving your children of their own parents is selfish and wrong.
I don't get it...they're having a baby but which one is pregnant? Doogie or David? My money is on Doogie.
I am happy for them, but what I find interesting is that he said the hopes the press respects his privacy. So, he posts it Twitter? Hmmmmmm!!!!!!!!
Lets get a living dollie to play with for a couple years till we break up!
Yea, it's ever so much fun.
Right, because straight parents never break up. *rolls eyes*
Is that your justification? Becasue someone else screws it up we'll just let whoever. We should let football teams have children too, and bowling leagues. At least they wouild get excercise.
Just a question. If God didn't create Adam and Steve, Who did? Just wondering.
Harold and Kumar.
You're welcome, NPH.
If the photo above is any indication, all must be thrilled. Congrats to the proud parents~!
For those who don't approve of the twins arrival in their lives, maybe you could just try to stop all those straight parents from having gay children??????? Take up your issues with them!
What a load of crap that a child NEEDS a mother and a father. As a woman with a awesome best friend who is Gay male i must say that i swear he would probably make a better mother than me sometimes. One of the best things i can offer my child or try to instill in my child is an open mind. To not make judgments on people simply because they are different that yourself. My daughter knows that some guys like girls and some guys like guys etc. We don't feel the need to classify him as Gay simply because society prefers we classify everyone so then we can be judgmental of them because of that classification. Congrats to NPH and his partner couldn't be more happy for them to defy society and have two children.
Congrats to you, Lovemygays, for avoiding the labels! Very refreshing and hopeful!
You could not be MORE WRONG. In fact, there is another article on CNN.COM that proves a father AND a mother is crucial to the development of a healthy child. A loving father and mother. There are people out there without a father or a mother that would do ANYTHING to know their other side that created them. They want to know what makes them who they are. Not know your parents leaves you empty inside. Believe me, I know. People say they are loving but if they truly were, they would adopt kids that do not have parents at all instead of creating more fatherless and motherless children that will have psychological damage. This should be illegal.
Can this guy get any more awesome than he already is?
yuck. flaunting it( their sinful living). bless these kids.
This "couple" is not expecting twins – two men have arranged a business deal with an unnamed woman to impregnate her and the result is a set of twins. Who is the quote unquote father? Doesn't the reality that it takes a man and a woman to create a baby get through to any of you people?
You are EXACTLY right. I don't see how people can't see the facts in front of their eyes. Good post!
Didn't anyone see the birdcage? That guy was brought up by 2 dads and turned out just fine.
Get your sleep now...we have one and I haven't slept for 9 weeks. Amazing, wonderful and exhausting!
This is heartbreaking and unbelievable.....How can this be treated as "not just acceptable", but even "good"? I don't even know what else to say, just sad.
God redeem this nation.
Yes, please redeem us... from intolerant bigots like you.
@NPH... CONGRATULATIONS! @theFellowWellWishers... CONGRATS on congratulating! @theNegative Critics... awwww come on. Those babys are gonna look so cute. You know you wanna' see the pics.
I can't believe what society has come to.
I know, isn't it GREAT!
Right on, Dale.
I can't believe what society has NOT come to: tolerance.
I know. Its disgusting. I threw up all over my own face.
Vinnie was sure he was a loser and ended up failing in love. I was sure I was a genious and almost failed in medicine. Sometimes the person who can make the biggest fool out of you is yourself.
Ok rough tally here: Note the comments of the Christians and religious nutcases above and you see a common thread. Hate, bigotry, calls for death, extreme negativity. The other side shows compassion, support, love, thoughtfulness. They run around with their bible spouting hate under a banner of their loving Jesus. It is this same misplaced misguided logic and attempt to force religion on others that just allowed the Taliban to stone a man and woman in Afghanistan. Notice a common theme?
Amen Steve!!! Well said. Too many people use Jesus' name for hateful purposes. I'm telling you...if he were a) real and b) here, he certainly would be an agnostic.
Of course, because Jesus preached intolerance and hate. No wait, it was the opposite of that wasn't it...hmm maybe someone should inform them?
you ARE kidding, right? There is no hate or bigotry. No calls for death. We are only saying it is unnatural behavior and not acceptable. That is NOT hate or bigotry. Nobody wants to hurt NPH, he just shouldn't be allowed to 'buy' a kid with another man. As for gays being compassionate? Calling God a fairty tale and telling people they are idiots or crazies because they disagree with them is NOT being compassionate. THAT is being a bigot towards others. Gays can never see how closeminded they really are.
I noticed he was packing on some pounds. Now i know why.
Freaks. Enjoy hell.
Enjoy Hell... Sounds like something Jesus would say. I'm sure you'll be joining them since you are free of sin? I hope you have children and one of them turn to the darkside. Would you like to see them in Hell? Faith and God were all made up by man. It's to control your thinking and pick your pockets.
Wake up hater.
Ha, haaaaaaa, I hope they make out in front of you while you're there.
Yeah, you're the only one who is going there, bigot.
Ummmmh... Twitter AND "hoping the press can respect our privacy"... I don't think that works out well...
No...they'll be rich kids.
Rich, and loved, and...yes, yes a very terrible existence to be sure.
The moral upright adult thing they could have done is not annouce this to the whole world. They are shoving this down everyone's throats as a publicity stunt. If they would have done this quietly I would have had the greatest respect for them. This is nothing more than a circus stunt. Like the girls who made a spectical over the prom before the prom even occurred. I believe in equal rights I don't believe in showboating and forcing the ideas down on everybody. Not all folks are going to like this and you can't make them. SO live free and quiet, If you gay folks want to be treated equal then act like it.
That's right! Gay people should just be quiet so the uncomfortable straights don't have to be reminded they exist.
Actually, tabloids reported this before he tweeted to confirm. Much better than letting the press hound him for months, if you ask me.
Yes, of course, Ken. They should stay quiet about this matter. A straight couple would have never Tweeted or updated a Facebook status, etc. upon finding out they were to be proud parents, right? They would just let that baby pop out....and SURPRISE everyone! We're having a child. You're an idiot.
Jesus hurry back.
Amen, brother!! Amen.
Yes, Jesus please come! And get rid of all these so-called "Christians" who are hateful bigots in your name. If you WERE here today, you'd be loving, accepting, and would never step foot in most of these churches that bear your name. Amen.
Sarah thats probably going to be replayed back to you on judgement day, you might wanna be careful what you say?
Sarah that probably will come back you, you might wanna be careful what you say?
To all the people who seem to think these kids will be made fun of I disagree. We are living in an age where (most) parents are raising their children to view everyone as equals. My son who will be in 1st grade this year has a friend who has 2 lesbians as parents. Not ONCE have I heard of another child making fun of this little boy. My son has asked me why his friend has 2 mommies and I just tell him that every family is different and sometimes kids have a mommy and daddy and sometimes they have 2 mommies and sometimes 2 daddies. He really could care less. I know he's 6, but bottom line is kids don't care unless PARENTS make them care! At some point every child gets made fun of for something, if not gay parents then something else!
Pathetic and disgusting. Must be an anal baby.
just like ur mama gave it to ur daddy tommy girl
Judging by most of the approving comments this culture is going to hell in a septic tank.
Most people posting here should stop and re-evaluate the foundation that their so-called values are based upon.
Here's a sober thought; most people do not have a coherent foundation for their "values". Most peoples' values are firmly based in mid-air.
There's nothing to worry about. Most people out there (even most voters in California) are not as morally corrupt as many of the posters here. I'd say most of them are either gay themselves or confused.
And by "based in mid-air" you mean "based on an invisible man in the clouds" right? That's about as "mid-air" as it gets.
True. As most people (in the United States) are Christians, the foundation for their values is completely incoherent. I doubt that most of you exclaiming that these rules are spelled out clearly in the Bible have ever actually read it. I also doubt that you sacrifice two turtles every time you menstruate.
I consider myself moderate to fairly liberal on most issues ...
but I'm sorry, gay adoptions – let alone celebrity ones (a whole issue in of itself) I am not "down" with that.
And here's why:
I'm a minority, adopted by "white folks" and I know how confused I was and how often we had to explain "oh, he's ours"
What the fcuk is someone going to do to have to explain why they have two moms or two dads?!?!?!?!
I'm sure that they can parent just as well or better than most people with functioning gonads, but I don't like it – not one freaking bit.
Your opinion has been heard. Thanks for sharing it. And now I'd like to congratulate Neil and David.
Well...my mother is asian and my father is white. I dont look even remotely white. I have to explain my relationship with my father to everyone...and its no big deal. Besides..this kids dad is famous, he wont have to explain to anyone, we know the situation before he does...
Take that cross and solve it up your @ss. (STOP... Don't want to give you to much enjoyment!!!)
Oooooooo Dark ages stuff! They'd probably have killed you back then for some thing you didn't even know would get you killed.
I had no idea he was gay. Which means...gay people are just like normal people?! Quick, hide these facts, don't let the anti-gay rights people know, they won't have anything to protest and amuse me with!
no, that just means you haven't been paying attention. He announced he was gay to the entire world about 2 years ago on national TV. Try to catch up. Doesn't make him like you or me.
seriously, and we wonder what is wrong with our country? I am supposed to be happy for these guys? These 2 kids are going to grow up with serious questions/problems. If everyone were gay then we would not procreate anymore, maybe that is why the OT prohibits it!
I was raised by a straight mother and her also straight second husband (my step-father). Both were abusive to me. I have lots of questions now that I'm an adult. I'd have rather had two gay parents who loved me than the abusive environment with straight parents I had to endure.
@SpinyNormina: Your point is moot. It is not either one or the other. Either abusive parents or gay parents. Both are wrong. We are talking about a normal loving relationship. Why do people like you fail to grasp that?
What will these kids do! Aren’t all children today raised in a loving home, by two educated parents of different genders, with good jobs, who planned their children, waited until a mature age to get pregnant? This is sarcasm if you haven’t figured it out. Most children in this world will never half of what these twins will. I got teased about all kinds of things when I was a kid. If a parent is worried about a kid being teased they might as well keep their kids in a bubble! Two loving parents that can provide for their twins.....sounds like great parents to me! Congrats :)
they will have what money can buy. That is it. Of course, they will probably be raised in some liberal bastion like New York City and not the real world where people understand that being gay is a lifestyle choice and you are NOT BORN THAT WAY!!!! Idiots.
Congrats! When I first heard the news through a friend, they left out the surrogate part so I was a bit confused. Still, this is really good news. No doubt about it that NPH and his partner will make excellent parents. I wish them the best of luck!
Happy for the Harris family. But if they wanted privacy, NPH might have foregone the Twitter brag that was bound to get headlines - and cause press intrusion. Stars never seem to think that "shut up" is a valid choice.
creepy. really creepy. I just can't get used to the concept. Something unatural about it.
Although, I don't seem to have the same creeped out-ness about someone who had a straight relationship with kids becomming gay. hmmm. Something not right there.
I think there's an ointment for that problem of yours.
it's gonna be legen...wait for it, because I hope you're not lactose intolerant...dary!
I didn't know he was pregnant.
well, he just announced. He's not showing yet.
I'm sure NPH and his partner will make better parents than... let's say... Reverend Fred Phelps and his clan. God Hates Hypocrites Fred, and I can see this section has a bunch of 'Holier than thou' followers. Congrats Neil and David... You're alright in my book.
Good for them! I'm sure they'll be wonderful parents.
NPH wouldn't do that...
What is this country coming to? This is why the Middle East is fighting a war against the West. We are trying to push this liberal crap on them.
Yeah, what with us letting women vote and own property and all.
How can two men have twins? That's unnatural. If you can't have offspring through natural reproduction (man/woman) then you shouldn't be allowed to have children.
@Steve: What about all the male-female couples that cannot reproduce naturally? Are they not allowed to raise children either?
Oh Mah Lawd....what has this world come to???
Congrats to Neil and David and hats off to the surrogate mother!!! Hope all goes well with the pregnancy and that 2 bundles of joy arrive safely in October.
N.P.Harris having twins? Is there something my Momma forgot to tell me?
NPH has stated that he will personally deliver these babies.
My partner and I send Neil and David our best wishes, and congratulations. Twins? ei yi yi............. what a handful. We think it's time for Kelly Ripa to organize the baby shower!
and the first amendment bites the dust
Do any of you know NPH? How can you say he will be a great parent? Because he's on a t.v. show and appears to be a riot? He also appears too be a serious partier in his movies, but that doesn't mean he's a good drunk!! Tolerance isn't necessarily a good thing.
And to those who like to decry the illogic of gay marriage because "they can't produce kids," looks like Neil and David are doing alright to me.
uuh, you ARE kidding right? They didn't 'produce' any such thing. They bought their kids from a surrogate. So, yeah, gays still can't produce kids. Did you honestly think your post proved otherwise?
& w/ a name like AL....well ....enough said.
Congrats! Have a wonderful life with your twins. XOXO
Sadly I'm certain the press will not respect the request to give them privacy. Hopefully they do – congrats to the happy couple!
I highly doubt this will be Brangelina. Celebrity parents do have a lot of control over how much coverage their kids get in the press. Those that parade their kids in front of the media (for attention) often are the ones "complaining" about it. Frankly, NPH strikes me as being a sensible human being who wouldn't do that to his kids.
any guy using the name CATom.....will NEVER find mr Right!
such a cute couple. y doesn't CNN have the boyfriends/new daddy (husband?) pic here? GET IT TOGETHER CNN! THAT'S Y FOX & MSN HAVE HIGHER RATINGS. Bet if was Andersom cooper & his man....
I can just hear the doogie howser birds & bees talk......
Now son that thing between your legs is for fun only....if you want a child just pay straight people.
You don't use yours just for fun. Pity you. If you use if just for breeding, you are just an animal. A non-human animal.
hahahahaha. Good One.
@Culturebearer: Correction, THEY are animals. Perverse freaks NOT of nature. It is a serious mental illness, don't fool yourself.
Congratulations on your happy news! Ignore the crazies and enjoy this time of anticipation and most of all enjoy the babies when they are finally placed in your arms. Patrick, you seem like a happy person, give that gift to your children when they arrive. Good luck to you and your partner for a great experience– happy parenthood.
That's awesome news! Yay gay parents!! (Who tend to be far less arrogant and bigoted and fearful than some of the commenters here, doesn't THAT mean they will raise a better child??)
I think it's great too. And how old am I if Doogie Houser is becoming a parent??? Oh yeah...I'M A PARENT! Time warp.
No, gay guys tend to be just as bigoted as the general population... they just usually aren't prejudiced against other gay guys. Not a knock on gay people, I'm just saying they are basically like everyone else... not a bunch of saints.
Hah! No, that just means they will raise a gay child.
Poor kids. They're going to be tormented like crazy in school.
Chances are, they won't be. Because the next generation is so much more tolerant than this one.
Culture, you are absolutely correct. The next generation is much more tolerant and accepting than the prior generations, and thank goodness for that. Further, one of his parents is NPH. That kid is going to have to reign in the awesome-ness.
Any torment they face is the fault of people like you.
Good for them. Congrats to teh happy couple :)
Lucky kids !!! Neil will make a great dad.
Probably not...but that's ok 'cause he can hire the best nanny!
And if he doesn't turn out to be a great dad, the other guy may. What the kid has no chance of having is a great mom.
WHAT do you know this guy personally? If not, why the crap are you making such assumptions?
Hey Frances, it's ok to have your own opinion. Don't be bothered by all of the nasty emails from others. Apparently if you don't agree with them they find it ok to ridicule you. I may not agree with your opinion but you certainly don't need to be ridiculed for it either. Have a nice day!
It's not about what the parents want; it's about what's best for the child. I would not have wanted my daughter to be raised by 2 men. Nor would I have wanted my son raised by 2 men or 2 women. I am NOT saying that gay folks cannot make good parents; they can. It is about what the child needs. A child needs a mother and a father. Granted, they can't always get that, but let's try to bring them into the world in an optimal environment. Too many children that grow up without a mother or father have a great big hole inside of them. There is definitely something missing. And it's not the adults who suffer from this void; it's the child.
Really..? What is BEST for the child is being surrounded by love and positivity, regardless from where it comes. As long as the chil knows he or she is loves unconditionally, they will turn out just fine.. Need an example..? Ask either of my 2 children, and I'm a lesbian :)
Wow. What a lucid and sensible response to an absurd situation. In today's me first society we always think of the parents first (e.g. single mothers wanting a baby to fulfill them) but never think oft the child first. WELL SAID!!
Sorry Sabrina, but too many children that grow up with a mother AND father still wind up either dead or irreparably damaged. Therefore, your argument is not valid.
@Jennifer, I'm embarrassed that people like @Gross exist. Thankfully there are fewer and fewer of them, and eventually they'll go away entirely. I support you and any family that consciously chooses to parent in a positive and loving way. You absolutely rock :-)
@Jenniffer: You go girl! You know if your children are happy and that's what matters!
@GROSS: Personally, I think anyone as hateful as you should have kids removed from their homes so they don't brainwash them, but I guess the world can be perfect. So, instead, STFU.
Sabrina, all the studies that have examined the effect of two gay parents (either two men or two women) have demonstrated that there is no statistical difference between children raised by straight parents and children raised by gay parents. It is simply not true that "children need a male parent and a female parent." Not only is that statement not backed up by science, but it relies on antiquated gender stereotypes that have also been proven to be incorrect. In other words, as long as the child gets all the influences of the "traditional" mother (nurturing) and the "traditional" father (providing, strength (whatever that means)) from SOMEONE (either a man or a woman), the children turn out fine.
In committed gay/lesbian couples there is often in fact a "man/father" and a "woman/mother" type.
“So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We're super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy,” he wrote.
Get real! You cannot have it both ways. First, you send out a message on Twitter to announce to the whole world your goods news. Then, within that global announcement, you dare ask for privacy. HA! Like the members of the press are going to afford them that privilege.
I also hope this match made in heaven is actually more solid than those of Rosie, Melissa, Jodie, and the list goes on and on.
Good luck to NPH. Wait.... phone is ringing. Agent says, Hey, Neil, gotta a good, lucrative deal for you and the hubby if People gets to publish your twins' photos first. Wait again... I did ask for privacy but that six-figure amount is awesome. Ok, to hell with what I said back in August. Bring on the cameras.
so if someone offered you 6-figures for the rights to publish your child's first pictures, you would say no?
You my friend, are an idiot.
Maybe an idiot, but not a hypocrite. Glad to see that you would stand by your principles as well, you twit.
If you want privacy, start by not posting it to twitter or facebook. Other than that, congrats all around.
Congrats to them both. The kids will be loved because they are so WANTED by the couple!
All of you who disagree need to wake up. Gays deserve marriage & kids just like any other couple.
If gays "deserve" kids, how come they cannot conceive and birth them without a third party involved? How come they will never be able to experience having children that will be a manifestation of the two parents combined? I'll tell you why...it's because it's NOT NATURAL! Whatever laws may be implemented by activist judges across the country (without the approval of the voting public, even), such as in California, the laws of nature will continue to hold fast. These and all gay "parents" will continue to be mere shadows of God's intended structure of one mother and one father. It is quite selfish of such people to bring new lives into this world when they will be cheated out of a proper family structure from the beginning. Attempting to defy God and the natural order He created will only result in failure, sooner or later.
So by your logic, anything that you had to work for (that wasn't handed to you by "God") is something that you don't deserve. If you don't mind, please give me your address and leave everything you didn't acquire "naturally" in your front yard. I'll be by in a few weeks to pick it up. And don't even come back at me with "God gave me these blessings". Because I coud just as easily argue that god gave gays the blessing of surrogacy.
Wow, that's quite a stretch. My logic didn't come anywhere even CLOSE to suggesting that. Maybe you should get a little of your own first before you start trying to comment on my logic, because clearly you: a) Didn't get what I said AT ALL or b) Are just grasping at whatever small strings you can in a vain attempt to defend a concept that is beyond defense.
@Delusional Much? So what is your take on straight couples who are not able to conceive naturally? Is that "Gods" way of saying they shouldn't reproduce? That makes absolutely no sense. Many children are brought into your so so called "God intended structure" to only be left with a drunken, abusive or absent parent. Does that not result in failure as well? Manifestation of two parents, there goes adoption as well for those barren couples. As far as your laws of nature…cancer occurs in nature, but yet we have medical procedures in place to combat cancer, while yes it does often prevail…by your logic because typical western medecine is not "natural" we should leave those people to die because it is just natures course. Please, you have no logical grounds to stand on. If you believe that being gay is wrong and gay couples having children is wrong, that’s your belief and your decision to hide behind your version of faith, not everyone elses. So does us all a favor and tune out and turn off and stop reading the articles you know you wont like.
I love how people are always quick to make speculations about how the kids will turn out! Only God knows the answer to that. Congrats guys on the news!!!!!
These kids are going to have to try really hard to not grow up too awesome.
What wonderful news! Congratulations you two. Very lucky kids!
This is the most idiotic comment I have ever read. How on Earth are they lucky kids?
Their dad is rich........that's how...........idiot.
Amanda: Just because a person is rich does not mean they are good parents. Are you seriously this stupid? Remind me never to meet an empty, vapid, moronic woman like you.
Duggie is gay???!!!!!
Way to keep up with the times... NPH has been openly gay for at least five years.
If he wants his privacy respected, why announce it to the world on Twitter? What an idiot.
Pretty much every straight couple that I've known announces impending births, but they still expect people to respect their privacy. Just because someone wants share their good news doesn't mean that they expect their business to become anyone elses.
sean, dude, you're so right!!! you don't want us to know? Simple: DON'T TELL US!!!
Yea... Twitter AND "hoping the press can respect our privacy"... I don't think that works out well... What a stupid world this is.
Are you guys seriously that dense? By announcing it on his own – via Twitter, blog, press release, whatever – he’s controlling the announcement.
Clearly he’s fine with people knowing the news, in general. That’s quite different from the press and public having a total field day and trying to find out who the surrogate is, where the birth will be, etc.
If he HAD tried to keep it a total secret, the press most certainly would’ve gotten wind of the story and descended like vultures, as usual. But, again, rather than allow that to happen he controlled the announcement.
Get it? And maybe, in the future, think about things just a little?
Giving an announcement to let fans and press know is one thing. Setting boundaries is another. Respecting privacy means they'll give out information as THEY want, instead of having papparazi (sp?) swarming their house. That's what he's talking about.
He has gained so little weight to be carrying twins!
So much for all the anti-gay-marriage arguments about gays not being able to have children.
Congrats to Neil and David.
You are many levels of stupid beckfast paws. People say that gays cannot have children because obviously it is biologically impossible. I swear with many of these comments you people have seriously missed the logic train.
Children face ridicule from children raised by irresponsible morons. Raise your children to be afraid of people who are different from them or teach them that they are superior to others and you end up with an ignorant bully. It's time to change the examples we offer to children instead of instilling ignorance. Good luck to the new parents. Instead of being "confused" I hope they are spared the hate certain "god" lovers so readily spew at their fellow brothers and sisters. May god be with YOU.
Ridicule at school.....????Give me a break..Children ridicule who their parents teach them to! Take a moment and look back at the BLACKS...They were tortured with comments at schools and everywhere they went..They did not deserve it! Neither do any gays or their children. We are all born into this world to be equal.........Only the narrow-minded are the problem.......
Neil Patrick harris has been successful for many years. These children will do better than most by having the best doctors,
schools, and whatever they need. I grew up in an alcoholic home with our father leaving us when we were very young.
A traditional family is no guarantee for perfection. Perhaps the haters can talk to adults who grew up in gay households,
it will surely confuse you to find these people might have turned out better than most.
Well put Stevie!
There's no guarantee that a gay couple's kid will turn out any better than a 'normal' couple's kid. In fact, I love how gay people are fighting for the right to get married, yet there are gay couples also getting divorced.
I agree with JJ, well said!
@bill so ur saying the fact that they "hump butts" will automatically make them bad parents?
The idea that anyone knows the mind of god is laughable. Just stick to "love your neighbor" and I think we'll all be fine.
Live and let live! Who are we to judge?
How can anyone still believe in "Adam & Eve"? I mean, even if you're Christian and believe in God you must know it's a creation myth, because when HUMANS wrote the Bible they didn't know much about science and biology.
And you do know your Bible was "translated" in the 17th century, right? By humans?
@ seriously?......it will do u much good to read the bible from Genesis to Revelation, and please note how many scientific facts are in there that Science only recently caught up with.....facts written thousands of years ago, that so called modern science only discovered recently....so much for modern science. It just never ceases to amaze me how people choose to display their levels of ignorance (obviously fueled by bias / preconceived notions) in public forums.
JNonney– sooo, if Adam and Eve only had sons (according to the Bible), then Eve must have procreated with one of her sons.... are you saying that's OK? I'd rather an Adam and Steve get together...
JNONNEY . . . so, like . . who created Steve ?
@ Seriously: You are a complete imbocile who has obviously never anaylzed the Bible. Its very easy to be prejudiced about something when you have not even bothered to examine it and cross reference it to archaeolgical findings, scientific findings, and the like. But go ahead and not read it because you and grubby paws do not even deserve to touch it. Continue to live your base life. You will soon be dead along with all who think like you.
Wait, so you're saying if I read the Bible, I will NEVER DIE??? Why have you churchies been keeping this a secret???
Way to go Encouraja! As for Seriously, you shouldn't speak on a topic unless you are at least somewhat educated about it, obviously it sounds like you've never even cracked open the bible. There definitely are facts in the bible that were written down thousands of years before discovered by scientists...
I'm not one for judging others, to each his own I have my opinion and I'll leave it at that since everyone has their own anyway.
I think that Adam and Eve were simply the FIRST man and woman created, thus inferring others were actually created. Two separate creatures, one dependent on the other. I still don't really how this would relate to whether or not this would make Neil Patrick Harris a good or bad parent, or is that even the issue? Is the issue here that gay couples should or should not be allowed to parent, or that gay relationships are a carnal sin or what? I am really kind of lost in the spiral of the discussion. I do however hope that anyone that takes on the job of parenting (mother of 3) realizes what they are getting into, gay or straight. It is a hard, demanding, self-sacrificing position to be in and I wish them both all the best, as well as thier empending children. Oh yeah, Jesus ROCKS!! (I think as a Christian I am expected to interject at least that much or I'm not taken as seriously;) )
Who are we to judge?....what stupid, contrite drivel..........we are called to judge every day....what do you think your doing on jury duty?...........
'.it will do u much good to read the bible from Genesis to Revelation, and please note how many scientific facts are in there that Science only recently caught up with.....facts written thousands of years ago, that so called modern science only discovered recently....'
Complete and utter nonsense. Total balderdash. Please please please give me an example of what modern science has only recenly discovered that was in the bible thousands of years ago.
To quote the same poster.... It just never ceases to amaze me how people choose to display their levels of ignorance (obviously fueled by bias / preconceived notions) in public forums.
Who really likes jury duty anyway?
@Cedar Rapids – Amen Brother. I love it when someone's unconscious mind completely betrays their own mindset while attempting to project it onto others.
@All. Pathetic clown. YOU"RE the problem.
CATom you sound jealous ! Gay couples have every right too adopt a baby , just like everybody else ! Congrats too the new parents ...
Adpot yea, but surrogacy??
Why is surrogacy any more wrong for a gay couple than a straight one?
You're right, TDR. It's not natural. Which is why we as a society expressly prohibit single men and women from adopting children, using IVF to conceive, or using a surrogate. And why we disallow single women from carrying pregnancies to term then parenting their own children. And why couples who adopt aren't "real" parents. Reproductive Justice for all... I think NPH would make a great dad.
How would u know if he's dad or mom?
Don't feel the trolls, they love your feedback.
its ok to feel the trolls, just dont feed them!
LOL good catch, I can't believe I wrote feel instead of feed... xD
Congrats to the happy couple!
Will they name their kid B.O.B?
I fully support two loving people choosing to have children. Our world would be a much better place if children were limited to loving parents who both wanted them and could provide for their needs. Having a child for selfish reasons such as carrying on a family line or wanting the unconditional love of someone puts an undue pressure for a child to provide for the parent's needs instead of the other way round. I have seen too many unwanted, uncared for, abused, and abandoned children to be anything less than estatic about these two wanted children! Congratulations, Neil and David.
They should have adopted. I think it's a waste of resources and unfair to the parentless children to go without.
Thay there big fella.
Good luck, twins can be a handful, double the diapers/feedings and sleep deprivation.
'but being loving, caring, and wealthy is not enough'
Really? sounds enough to me.
SMH! Two grown men raising twins and husband and husband??? This is without a doubt a shame before God, it goes against the very nature for mankind and it's corrupt in every way.
The United States is nothing more than a modern day sodom and gomorrah, a place where everything is only relative to what a person "think" is right and we are teaching kids that people shouldn't be ashamed of abominable acts.
Shame on you Neil Patrick Harris, you should be ashmed. Period!
We should respect all views including mine!
@Carl – Open your eyes or go join the clan. Don't pretend to be a good Christian while spreading a message of hate.
@Jon – The article clearly says they're using a surrogate.
@N. Onejeme – They want the baby to have (one of) their DNA, wouldn't you?
@OpenMinded – I Hate the sin & not the person, you should be more OpenMinded! Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.... None of us are gods, we need to start finding out what God thinks about this stuff, our personal opinons don't really matter especially since most views have been tainted by this worlds system.
CATom, you are an awful human being. You should be ashamed of yourself.
I bet these two will make better parents than you, especially if you pass on your hateful diatribe to you spawn.
What will they grow up confused about? That they have two loving parents while many kids don't even have one?
And they won't be ridiculed and embarassed. We live in a different age than the ignorant one you and I grew up in.
Kids will be ridiculed for all sorts of things. It is how they are raised that determines how they cope with the ridicule. In following your logic, you should be hoping that "god be with" racial minorities, children of single parents, children of fat parents, children of unemployed parents, etc. The kids who rise above schoolyard teasing are the ones who find success. Those who back down and have no support from their families are the ones who lose.
Frances, my kids go to a good school where that particular form of bullying is not a problem. If the people at your kids' school disrespect their classmates because of who their parents are, it might be time to look for a better school. Or to fix the one you have.
Perhaps if you didn't ridicule the children, then they wouldn't be ridiculed.
I'm just saying....
Lighten up, Frances.
@frances: You know, they used to say the same thing about children of interracial couples. Didn't happen, did it?
@dgmgdm: Thank you, Sgt. Hulka.
I don't know if I would choose for a child to be raised by gay parents, but I would far rather that than have him raised by straight christian parents.......far less psychological damage!
I love how everyone thinks its ok to spit upon the values that our parents and grandparents lived by. Just because something can be done doesnt mean it should be.
it wasnt an ignorant age, it was one that helped make this country prosperous...now all the free-thinkers out there have changed the course of our ways of thinking and the country is dangerously close to being on par with what happened to the Romans.
Frances, don't feel sorry for them, do something about it. The only ridicule these children will face will come at the hands of ignorant, backward, judgemental people such as yourself. Don't ask for God to bless these children...they obviously already have been. You're the one who needs the help.
Frances, when people allow their own prejudices to pass to their children, other children will be the victims of their bullying. God IS with those children: blessed are the persecuted, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. What you should be saying is that God should be with all children and especially with their parents – if everyone practiced the tolerant and love-thy-neighbor teachings of Jesus Christ, instead of choosing to pick their favorite quotes from Leviticus, then the world would be a happy and friendly and peaceful place for all God's children.
That is very narrow minded. How can you make such a statement? What difference does it make if the parents are Gay/Lesbian as long as the child is raised in a loving, caring environment. These children will have 2 parents that will love them and be there for them, you can't say that about "straight" couples. These children will most likely be raised to not be critical of people's life styles. Maybe you should open you eyes to the world that we all live in now.
These kids' dad will be a millionaire actor who was Doogie Howser. I don't expect they'll be subjected to much ridicule.
As for confusion- what kids aren't confused at some point in their life. Having 2 loving parents is wonderful and should be celebrated, not hated.
They won't be any more damaged or confused than children raised by straight couples. Get over youself and keep your antiquated ideolgy to yourself. Good for them!
Interesting...what's so confusing about two committed, loving parents? Aren't you the folks that keep harping on about how important it is to have two parents? Well, they've got 'em! God will very much be with them, don't worry.
BTW Frances, the kids will be raised someplace that has more tolerance than the place you are from. In Los Angeles, gay parents are nothing shocking, similar to how interracial couples are commonplace here as well. I can respect your concern, but let's face it, your world and his are light years away and the kids will most likely grow up without realizing its an issue.
Those kids won't be because they are rich, but if you talk about Jane and John Doe, yes those will be....
i guess you got your info from glee. i mean... rachel is kind of weird. it must be because she has 2 dads, and it's a very accurate depiction of how a child turns out from 2 gay parents.
you're right frances.... they will be ridiculed by ignorant children raised by people like you! i feel sorry for YOUR kids.
Learn to spell. If you were more educated, you would not have those ignorant and uninformed opinions.
The comment this referred to has been removed. <3
I think most people who didn't grow up under a rock are aware that two men cannot conceive a child – I don't think that's what CNN was trying to convey. How many straight women out there have also been inseminated by a "turkey baster" – IVF? How the sperm meets the egg really won't affect the kid, don't worry. Oh, and great news about Prop 8 being overturned, CA Tom!
Really? And what about other kids born via surrogate? Are they all "messed up" too?
CATom, who said the surrogate was straight?
@P. Barnes who says the twins are both males? They could be two boys, two girls, or a boy and a girl. They may also be related to each, either as full genetic siblings (same father, same mother) or half siblings (different fathers, same mother OR same father different donor egg mothers) or unrelated (different fathers, different mothers). The fact that there is a surrogate just means that a woman is lending her womb to the process - she may or may not be the biological mother. The thing is, not much more information was given so you really can assume anything.
Furthermore, the suggestion that children of gay parents will themselves be gay is totally ludicrous. We know that being gay is biological but I haven't seen any evidence that it's carried genetically, though it could be. It could just as easily be an embryological trait like finger length (which is partly genetic, partly embryological). Being gay just happens, both with humans and animals, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It is not detrimental to society in the least, except to the people who get worked up about it because it violates some bigoted notion they grew up with.
Wow! Talk about being hateful. You are just a mean human being. Do you pass this hate along to your spawn?
Um yes. Yes there is.
ummmmmmm, straight women dancing?
If it's so gross, why are you picturing it so much?
i can think of several things more gross than two men kissing - young men and women being killed in afganistan and iraq, children dying of disease in darfur and india and all over the world. Bigots showing up at funerals for service men and woman declaring that they died because there are gays in the military. Lots more gross things then two men kissing.
Susan will you marry me???
Buttsx, Straight buttsx, Me rubbing one out on your mother's face. Or your face.
All of those things are significantly more nasty than dudes kissing. Does that stuff actually make you squeemish? Are you also repulsed by vegetables and cooties? (not mixed together obviously, vegetable-cooties is srs bsns)
Let's hope the big earthquake takes LA our once and for all then.
Wow. So because you dislike someone's lifestyle, you would wish that they, and everyone in their area harm?
I think... no, I KNOW- that the world would be a much better place without people like you. The gays are inconsequential to me or my family's wellbeing. Hate and ignorance are a problem for everyone.
Time for you to go take a long walk off a short pier.
God, you're a moron Tim.
really cruel-you like that huh? Into leather?
Got a hotline to God, do you. Interesting.
Thank you for telling us what God thinks. For some reason, s/he hasn't really made things as clear to others as to you. So thanks for delivering the scoop. BTW, how do we know you aren't lying? Are you like the new Christ or something, and how will we know?
Wow you are special..
I don't believe in your God and I don't follow your religion. Why should your religion rule my life?
Don't worry, all those who think like they do will get theirs. This world is living proof that human morality and going against how we were created creates chaos. All who ignore God's laws live a base life. But, they will soon be a thing of the past.
it's all in the Bible. that's how. take some time to read it. spelled out pretty c-l-e-a-r-l-y right there.
I agree with @spinynormina as an atheist, I'm consistenly offended by people who think they should be able to shove their dogma down my throat as "truth". You've got to be insane to let crusty 6000 year old mythology rule your life.
I actually live by the golden rule, just about the only useful to come out of all that claptrap. Do unto others as they would do unto you. Restricting reproductive rights or marriage to only hetero couples violates that rule. It's not fair, and we shouldn't put up with it. Furthermore, I'd never say that everyone has to be atheist (as much as I think it would make a better world), and I'm not going to force my views on others in any legal or physical ways, so I don't think anyone else should do it to me. And just for the record, I'm straight.
Try to stop being an idiot. A huge percentage of kids are not breast fed. It's not a requirement for health or happy children.
All three men you just mentioned are filled with hate and only care about money. It's time you live your life and not worry about others. Can't you just be happy for someone or do you need to be told what to think and how to act? I'd be happy if the three men you mentioned would simply take a bullet in the head and the world would be a better place for all.
Think about it and if you still disagree join the group and take a bullet. At least you will be with Jesus?
John, I'm afraid you missed the sarcasm in his comment. no one would actually admit they think what Rush Limbaugh tells them to think anyway. Congrats to Neil and his partner. I'm not sure about gay marriage ,but it's their lives not mine and it's un-Christian to be mean. I wish them the best with this new challenge of parenthood.
God used a surrogate too!
Too bad you weren't raised by straight christian Mom and Dad!
I am so glad that another gay couple is starting a family! My boyfriend and myself are looking to start on as well!!!
How did either one of them get pregnant?
Come on, people are people, there are good and bad gay and straight parents.
No they are not. I work in a crisis prevention center and we get HUNDREDS of phone calls daily from kids of gay parents that are drug addicts, drunkards, and generally have a screwed up life. If you are even telling the truth, you are the EXCEPTION to the rule.
You sound like a complete tool. Statistics don't back up your bogus claims.
"you have no right to judge people" is a judgment. So apparently nobody has the right judge... except you of course...
"You have no right to judge people" is most certainly NOT a judgment. It's a statement. I mean, seriously? Wow.
BA – I guess you could make the case that telling someone they have no right to judge is, in fact, a judgment. You would first have to assume that there is an alternative possibility – that you do have the right to judge. I'd say it's a bit of a stretch.
that certainly seems so -
Actually, no. I don't want to be hetero... I'm glad I am what I am, as are my 2 children :)
Riddle me this Jennifer. If being gay is so natural, why do nearly ALL GAY COUPLES whether male or female assume roles? One is more masculine and one is more feminine. Oh thats right, because deep down they know its NOT natural but a perversion like being attracted to animals.
God, Bible and Jesus were all made up by man. Earth is more than 5000 years old, no one can live in a "Great Fish". Back in the day a book was written and many people have died over a lie. It's time to grow up and stop hating. Wish them the best and worry about your own life.
Too bad YOU were raised by a couple of bigots who passed their ignorant predjudices on, as well as their DNA. Do hope you're sterile.
I was. You show you are ignorant.
Good one. They are gay and celebs. Those kids are screwed.
I hate to break it to you but no we don't. I work at a high school and all the gay kids always get teased the same as they have 50 years ago. The only difference is the media PRETENDING like its accepted, its not. Why do you think they voted down gay marriage? Its back again but it will be voted back down again, make no mistake. They pull this same crap with Obama. He is the first HALF BLACK PRESIDENT yet they call him black thus supporting old tired racist ideas that if you are 'tainted' with any drop of african, you are nothing but. FALSE. So you see, it is NOT a thing of the past. It never will be accepted.
Actually Jennifer, she is correct. I have seen the same thing. Just because you choose not to see the truth is your problem. Wishing it does not make it so. Sorry.
OMG are you kidding me?!?! Breast feeding is absolutely essential to a healthy child. No they will not DIE if you don't breastfeed them but studies show that the mother's milk is the absolute best for their development. Are you seriously this stupid? Please go off yourself.
w/ a name like cecil how many times did u get beat up......MR Janitor?
The question is are you seriously this stupid? Of course if all could breastfeed it would be good. That being said there are millions of healthy, well adjusted people who were not ... try reading.
I think it's kind of stupid of you to call people names because they don't do as you say they should. Plenty of healthy babies grow up being fed by a bottle. There are many reasons why some mothers can't breast feed their babies and there are many whose lives get in their way. Please don't condemn them as embeciles because they disagree with your narrow-minded rules.
You're one of those are you? Don't be such a snob! I didn't breastfeed either of my daughters and they are extraordinarily healthy. My younger daughter hasn't visited the daughter more than 3x outside well checks. My older daughter was 6 weeks premature and (gasp!) survived just fine without the holy grail of breastmilk. Get over it you granola eating, La Leche League nazi!
Quick question: Are you telling me that because my mother didn't breastfeed me that I'm not a healthy child either? Just curious to see your answer....
It makes all the difference. I hope they're kids get tons of fatherly love but you can't ignore the fact that we were meant to parented by a mother and father. Ya, it's the world we live in but it's a damn shame. I just wish people would consider the kids more than themselves. That goes for gays and straights.
Yea......because the other 97.5 % of the poeple in this world(religious people) are wrong and you are right.
KATIE – now who's picking and choosing selectively from the Bible? Or is it just that you read and believe only those parts that don't criticize your perspective?
You are lying. God frowns upon you.
You ARE dumber than a box of rocks!
@you idiot: I bet you could not breastfeed your kids because kids need more than a thimble's worth of milk.
Right on Macy!!
from a man? seriously! butt out. Grow a pair and then we'll talk. And I'm talking about both sets.
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