Originally Posted by Shrike
I really have a problem with the adoption thing. Both parents being of the same sex will influence the child the way the child did not deserve to be raised.
For example, I know this one guy whose father is rather cold, and almost never talks to his son, so his mother is the one who raised him mostly. He behaves more like a woman in many terms. Like, he loves manly stuff etc, but he changes his opinions and things way too often, which no male I know does. He is way too easy to influence as well, and is insecure, like many women I know.
On the other hand, my roommate's mother died when he was a kid, and he was raised by his father alone. He is all manly and all, but cannot fathom how to behave towards women. Etc.
Gay people adopting would be like that, only maybe worse, because, firstly, the kid would be picked at everywhere through his whole childhood, which automatically scars him with social skills. You get it, anyway, I don't need to list the things. Gay people are just different, I hate to think how their child would grow up to be.
Yes, but that argument could be extrapolated to any number of criteria:
Drunks; bad drivers; the religious; the atheistic; lawyers; single people; those people who put children in pageants; hermits; social elite; etc
Who you are probably does affect the child you are raising, but a good parent should be able to compensate for that, regardless of who or what they are. I feel there should be a lot heavier criteria on child rearing as it is, but since there isn't, I cannot say any group that is at least caring and supportive of a child shouldn't have the right to adopt.
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