14 July 2008

McCain Against Adoption by Gays

Since many of my neighbors have non-traditional families, this is relevant:
Q: How often do you go to church?
Mr. McCain: Um, not as often as I should. When Cindy and I are in Phoenix, we attend. We’ve been fortunate enough the last few weeks to be in Phoenix....
Q: President Bush believes that gay couples should not be permitted to adopt children. Do you agree with that?
Mr. McCain: I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no I don’t believe in gay adoption.
Q: Even if the alternative is the kid staying in an orphanage, or not having parents.
Mr. McCain: I encourage adoption and I encourage the opportunities for people to adopt children I encourage the process being less complicated so they can adopt as quickly as possible. And Cindy and I are proud of being adoptive parents.
Q: But your concern would be that the couple should be a traditional couple
Mr. McCain: Yes.

1 comment:

Jimmy_James said...

I understand where McCain is coming from on this, but I think he needs to rethink his position. I agree that IDEALLY a child would have a tradional family with a mother and a father. But if ideal was reality, then that child wouldn't be in an orphanage or up for adoption in the first place. If someone wants to take care of a child that is in need of a caretaker, it shouldn't matter if they are gay, straight, or even single. As long as they have the means to care for the child and no criminal record or mental issues, the gov't should stay out of it.