Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

2.21.2006

I don't get it

I'm nothing if not unusual.

I tend to lean toward conservative political views, but I'm fairly open minded socially. I also believe children deserve the best chances they have to grow up in supportive, loving homes. To tht end, I don't see the big deal over allowing gays to adopt or be foster parents if there are not "traditional" homes available to children in need. There are plenty of shitty straight parents out there, so why not let gay couples give it a shot? I don't get the big deal. No it isn't my ideal, but then again, neither are homes with slutty moms who parade men in and out or traditional couple homes with parents who hate each other.

2 Comments:

  • At 2:49 PM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I, too, tend toward the conservative politically. But here, I think you're on-target. If there is a gay couple who love and respect each other, and conduct themselves maturely and responsibly, that's a great deal better environment for kids than either the slutty single mom OR the straight couple constantly sniping at one another.

    I have, on the other hand (and on a slightly different topic), raised the hackles of local Unitarians and other liberals when I argued several years ago that the Boy Scouts ought not be forced to allow gay Scoutmasters -- certainly NOT because they're "all pedophiles" -- they're certainly not! . . . but rather for the same simple reason that you would not want a fortyish STRAIGHT male to take a group of 16-year-old GIRL Scouts out to a forest preserve for a weekend -- it's just not a good idea!

     
  • At 5:43 PM, February 21, 2006, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    To quote Richard Jenning: "Gays should have the right to lose half their shit in a divorce just like the rest of us."

     

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