I currently live in Texas, and we have 4,000 children here in desperate need of a loving home, yet Texas lawmakers have made it legal for Christian-based adoption agencies to refuse same-sex couples from adopting a child, no matter how qualified the couple is to adopt children.
Even as a straight person, I feel that this is an outrage and really shows how stuck in time Texas appears to be. What happened to separation of church and state? Obviously they have not been informed about the First Amendment of the US Constitution that says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,…“.
Straight mother/father families are not necessarily the best thing for children
Heterosexual parents are not the only people who can be great parents (even if the Bible tells you so). It was a straight couple that gave up the child in the first place. There can be abuse, hate, rape and abandonment in these straight families. Being straight does not mean that your marriage will last forever. We need quality people to adopt children that have no mother or father, REGARDLESS of their sexual preferences (which has nothing to do with raising children).
Gays vs Ignorant People
Gay couples have to deal with ignorant people who openly oppose their relationship. Yet they stay together for years (often decades). That is a strong love. The weak thing to do would be to pretend you’re straight and get married to someone of the opposite sex.
Additionally, have you ever see gays hanging out in the ghetto? I haven’t. Not to say that never happens but gays are usually highly educated, hard working and they live in nice, safe neighborhoods. The perfect situation to raise a child in.
Parents that are full of love are good parents. People that want someone to take care of and to share their life with, make good parents. What they do in the privacy of their bedroom is irrelevant.
Ever Read the Declaration of Independence
Haven’t these government officials read the Declaration of Independence or heard the “I Have a Dream” speech? “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.” If I could add a bit to Martin Luther King’s speech it would be “That men will not be judged on the color of their skin, [or their sexuality,] but the content of their character.”
Therefore, I think the intelligent thing to judge potential adoptive parents by is their character. Who you love doen’t make you a bad or good person. I really hope that Texas will wake up soon.
You should just save some time and some face from exposing your ignorance to the world and just get over it (gays) and let it go. Stop obsessing how other people have sex, mind your own business.
Try focusing on your job and know that you can’t tamper with people’s mindsets. Gays, blacks, Mexixcans, Jews, mixed races or anyone else, are the people that help make our country awesome. So back off, you will never have enough control to dictate who people fall in love with.