I have seen a lot of standard 'family values' type of posts which the religious right are simply gripping in their talons and do not expect to ever let it go. I have always viewed the homosexual rights issues as a stepping stones into acceptance and assimilation. It was only 500 years ago that homosexuals were regularly beaten or hanged throughout western cultures (I say western cultures because they are inarguably most advanced and hence show the most proper cultural path because it has survived well and remains superior to all other cultures). The stepping stone that was taken up to now was to at first bring an end to all physical harassments through social evolution and human rights laws, then to even begin to more largely accept homosexuals rather than be bigots against them. We are at a point in our culture when it is a social faux pax to publically denounce a person simply on the basis of his sexual orientation. Private thoughts about the people may be the same but it is at the very least not acceptably to publically denounce them. We are certainly ready in our culture to accept the unions of homosexual couples into a legally recognized marriage. However I do not feel our culture is ready to allow these couples to adopt and raise children. This statement is unfortunately completely dependent on the mentality of youth in schools. Homosexuals are not accepted until the later high school years (if at all) which will provide a poor lifestyle for them inside public schools. A bad start in life can (and in most cases will) negatively affect the entire life span of a child. Now the adopted child is not assumed to be a homosexual, but if his parents are this will be a known fact by day 2 of 1st grade, things like this simply become public information through rumors and hearsay. The child in question will be picked on, he may be abused, and his start in life will be severely faltered. Until our youth culture socially evolves to a point where children are not taught (or spontaniously decide) to dislike those who are different, we cannot allow, as a society, to permit homosexuals the right to lower the start of innocent children simply because they want to experience the feeling of being parents. Unfortunately nature, and evolutionary due process, has decided that children are the result of heterosexual couples, and homosexual couples are not capable of producing a child, their desire should be met by more nature-guided means if they intend to satisfy their desires. Society as a whole is simply not ready to accept homosexual couples adoption, as unfair or wrong as this may rightly seem.