I grew up in a fairly large family of modest means. We found ways to thrive. The motivation to produce fully actualized adults drove my parents to find the means. It's really very simple.
It is not my place to make public pronouncements abut which religious groups should have children except that people should be aware that procreation can be used as a weapon.
What about Urbanites?
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P.S.: when someone leaves an open pit in you path, it is the course of wisdom to walk around it.
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"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
I believe homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals, including the right to marry, the right to divorce, the right to adopt along with all legal rights and responsibilities therein.
With adoption, there is a problem in the way many anti-gay state laws are written that allows gay adoption (for constitutional reasons), but refuse to allow two people of the same sex to be listed on the adoption papers. If the relationship subsequently sours, the only parent with legal rights is the one who won the coin toss when the adoption papers were submitted. That parent can take the child totally out of the life of the other parent, even though that parent might have been the primary care-giver that the child loves dearly.
Bigotry and prejudice is what's harming these children, not gay adoptions.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.