I just despair at you. Parenting isn't defined by gender. Think about children who's mothers die in child birth, mothers that can't cope and give up responsibility to the fathers. Children raised by their god parents, extended family, before we even get on to same sex relationships. Being a parent is the lessons you teach your child, how it's raised, who's there for it, who loves it. Not the gender of that person.
Totally agree. This thread is disturbing, I'm seriously shocked at some of the attitudes people in here have. Having a mother isn't the be all and end all, lots of children have mothers and they have actually made their lives worse and are rubbish parents. Being a good parent and bringing up a child to be loved and well looked after has nothing to do with bring male or female, you get bad parents of both genders.