No backtacking at all. We were talking about all of the issues. However, are you conceding (taking single parents out of the equation) that a gay couple is just as good at raising children as a straight couple. It certainly sounds like you are conceding the point. If not, on what do you base your opinion, because they legitimate studies out there say otherwise.
As for the rest what are you basing your contention that gay parents do not make as good of parents as straight couples?
Where do you get the idea there is a waiting list to adopt?
There is a waiting list for white new born babies, but some adoptable children never get adopted because they are are not the cute cuddley new born (i.e. their to old, 5 and up), have special needs that prospective parents won't take on, or have behavioral issues.
Providing a home for a child that is safe and nurturing seems like a pretty noble pursuit and a pretty valuable thing for the adopted child.
Given these two choices, if I'm the child, I would prefer to adapt to a safe and loving, nurturing environment than adapt to a cold and austere life of rejection and suspicion.
Maybe that's just me...
I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.
...and to those that had fathers that sexually abused their children or beat their wives? If you had one of those you would know how to "be a man"?I know how to be a man, because I had a father to show me how. I know how to treat my wife, because my father showed me, in how he treated my mother. I knew what to look for in a wife, and I know what to expect of my wife, because my mother showed me by her example.
Plenty of hetero families are broken and defective ones that end in divorce, murder, beatings, abuse, sexual assaults... you have NO POINT.You cannot get this from a broken, defective family, with only one parent, or with two “parents” that are the same sex. By divine design, it takes a man and a woman—a mother and a father—to create a child, and it also takes a father and a mother to properly raise a child.
When, where and how did mankind "recognize" these things and what was done about it...?Long before any of us lived, Mankind correctly recognized the tragic consequences of children growing up in “broken homes”, and that was with homes not nearly so broken and depraved as what our society is now trying to create and uphold.