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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    If they can't have kids, does the reason really matter?
    Gay couples is perversion.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by walleye View Post
    Gay couples is perversion.
    So is your use of the English language.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    If they can't have kids, does the reason really matter?
    I'm not stating that my opinion is that gay couples shouldn't adopt - I'm really pretty neither here nor there on issues involving gay people, specifically marriage and adoption.

    I just don't care, but I tend to look at the subject from an evolutionary standpoint such that homosexuality is irregular in a sense that it's non-childbearing and otherwise unnatural.

    Yeah, I know - here come the "some toads are asexual" or some other animal shows some bizarre tendency, but fact is - essentially all species would cease to exist under homosexual practice.

    Having said all of that, and I'm leaving adoption and marriage out of this statement because I'm really nondescript on these issues, I really don't care what gays do in their own privacy. Their business, not mine - and as long as it doesn't involve minors, animals, the mentally deficient or anyone against their will - then have at it. It does piss me off that I have to see them crashing St. Patrick's Day parades with all that "we're here, we're queer" crap.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    I'm not stating that my opinion is that gay couples shouldn't adopt - I'm really pretty neither here nor there on issues involving gay people, specifically marriage and adoption.

    I just don't care, but I tend to look at the subject from an evolutionary standpoint such that homosexuality is irregular in a sense that it's non-childbearing and otherwise unnatural.

    Yeah, I know - here come the "some toads are asexual" or some other animal shows some bizarre tendency, but fact is - essentially all species would cease to exist under homosexual practice.

    Having said all of that, and I'm leaving adoption and marriage out of this statement because I'm really nondescript on these issues, I really don't care what gays do in their own privacy. Their business, not mine - and as long as it doesn't involve minors, animals, the mentally deficient or anyone against their will - then have at it. It does piss me off that I have to see them crashing St. Patrick's Day parades with all that "we're here, we're queer" crap.
    Air conditioning is unnatural. No one is saying that everyone should be gay. Our species will survive in spite of a few homosexuals.

    The "We're here, we're queer" chants will stop when they have the same rights/benefits as heterosexuals.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Air conditioning is unnatural. No one is saying that everyone should be gay. Our species will survive in spite of a few homosexuals.

    The "We're here, we're queer" chants will stop when they have the same rights/benefits as heterosexuals.
    Yay - more spin.

    And the general dislike of gays will continue as long as people have this crap shoved in their faces when they take their kids to parades.

    It's like PETA - there's a way to promote your point and a way to turn public opinion against you.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    So is your use of the English language.
    I knew you'd come around to my view.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Air conditioning is unnatural. No one is saying that everyone should be gay. Our species will survive in spite of a few homosexuals.

    The "We're here, we're queer" chants will stop when they have the same rights/benefits as heterosexuals.
    You have every right I have.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Yay - more spin.

    And the general dislike of gays will continue as long as people have this crap shoved in their faces when they take their kids to parades.

    It's like PETA - there's a way to promote your point and a way to turn public opinion against you.
    At least you aren't bothered by the public drunkenness your kids are exposed to at the St. Patty's Day parade.

    I'll agree, there are gays that go about it the wrong way like PETA does. That's a small portion that get headlines and they don't represent the community on the whole.

    I love animals. I despise PETA.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by walleye View Post
    I knew you'd come around to my view.


    Yeah, I'm a perverted heterosexual. You should hear about the things my wife and I do.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    My wife and I have a son, an adopted daughter, and we are currently adopting another girl. So I think we have some incite into this issue that many others may not.

    When you adopt, you have to undergo home studies by a sociologist to see if you are suitable parents for adoption. You also undergo various background checks including criminal record checks, reference checks, income and asset verifications, and various other background / history checks. Indeed, putting together your dossier for an adoption is much more difficult and in depth than buying a home, applying for any kind of job, or just about anything you can think of. As well it should be, after all, we are talking about the life of a child.

    The thing is, those checks are almost entirely based in what is the best available science on what a suitable home and environment should be for a child to grow up in. Vetting potential adoptive parents is far to serious of an issue to be based on the personal biases of others.

    Good families come in all shapes and sizes. There are great non traditional families and their are horrible traditional families. Most estimates put the number of orphans worldwide at between 100 and 210 million. We are talking about at least 100 million children that will never have a family unless someone adopts them. There are about 120,000 adoptions or so a year in the United States. That means only around 1% or so of U.S. households adopt each year. For an orphan worldwide, the deck is largely stacked against them on ever being adopted. For a special needs orphan worldwide, the chances are very slim that they will ever be adopted...

    So how can anyone in good conscience limit the number of potential adoptive families simply based on their own personal or religious bias? As adoptive parents we have met various other families that have adopted, including same sex couples. The thing is, many times gay couples adopt special needs children than no one else wants. It is hard to adopt a child. It is very expensive to adopt a child. Few families are willing to adopt. If a family, even a non-traditional family, is willing to adopt, has the means to adopt, is properly vetted and undergoes a home study and are thus approved as being suitable for adoption, then they should be able to adopt and give a child a family that would not otherwise have one.
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