Friday, March 10, 2006
Just Because I Wanted To (Pt. 1)
Occasionally the topic of gay and lesbian couples adopting kids wanders through the news. So, to reduce a complex subject to a few simple statements, I just wanted to add my thoughts to the mix.
Simple statement 1: Some of the worst parents I’ve known have been heterosexual. For that matter, some of the worst foster parents that I’ve known have been heterosexual and highly religious.
Simple statement 2: One of the best sets of parents that I’ve known was gay. My experience is limited, I admit, but these two made an exceptional impression on me.
Simple statement 3: I have yet to see any data to convince me that having gay parents is in any way harmful to their children.
Providing kids with a stable, loving home seems to be a pretty good goal. If that stable, loving home happens to have supportive, caring, same sex parents, I don’t see that as a bad thing.