Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by lucifers angel, Nov 28, 2007.
M*W: I'm not lesbian, but why am I NOT surprised?
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M*W: While I can appreciate your need to know that breasts were available, there's something about that that turns my stomach.
*Note:* I'm a proponent of breastfeeding *when available.*
M*W: Give him a second, Bells, so he can unsuck the tit and get back to you.
M*W: Breastfeeding also provides the infant with many deep-rooted psychological benefits as well (ergo John99).
first of all, who the fuck said that homosexuals adopt children to make a fashion statement and heterosexuals don't? that's utterly ridiculous. there are actually homo and heterosexuals out there in the world that give a shit about unwanted and uncared for children who would like to provide for them, and that is NEVER wrong.
secondly, all this idealistic talk of breastfeeding and whatnot is completely irrelevant in this case, because we're talking about children who were born of natural parents who gave them up.
why not mention all of the children born to heterosexual parents who abuse them, neglect them, and abandon them? because i am working to become a foster parent right now in order to help take care of them, and being recently married, was planning to do that as a single parent before i met my husband, and obviously i wouldn't have been able to breast feed those children. jesus!
what about mum and dad who are drug addicts and neglect their children and put them in harms way every day?
what about mum and dad who are irresponsible idiots who know damn well they can't take care of a child, are unwilling to, and yet fuck around and create a child anyway?
what about mum and dad who are so busy with their careers and their social lives and keeping up with the joneses, that they don't even know their children, accept to be the recipient of an occasional toy to keep them busy and shut them up?
what about mum and dad who argue and fight and threaten constantly, keeping their children in a constant state of emotional distress and panic?
what about dad who comes home every other night and beats the shit out of mum and perhaps the kids too?
what about them parents?
GO LORI couldnt agree more with your last 2 posts
I personally see no reason why gay couples who meet the requisite criteria applied to heterosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt children. The opposition to me seems based a lot on religiously-motivated homophobic hysteria, which is something secular democracy should not entertain or tolerate. Secular law (including in the adoption area) should be discriminatory only in terms of ensuring the child up for adoption goes to the most stable family. A gay couple who can bring the child up in a well-adjusted environment, who have stable jobs and careers, and who can provide the child with a good home and decent education should be able to adopt just as a heterosexual couple with the same attributes could.
Despite the deliberately offensive tone of his post, the point is valid. The very fact that we are discussing whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to adopt makes clear that some people think that they shouldn't. Being aware of this controversy, homosexuals who adopt children might well feel driven to prove what good parents they can be and make more of an effort than a heterosexual couple.
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