CNN has a good piece about aboption by same-sex couples online today.

The article discusses, among other things, the legal hurdles to adoption faced in some states that deny same-sex couples the right to adopt (e.g. Mississippi, Utah) and, of course, in Florida- the only state that specifically bans “homosexual” individuals from adopting.

Though our state is not specifically mentioned, it’s important to remember that in Ohio, same-sex partners are barred from joint adoption. And only last year, a bill was introduced into the Ohio Legislature that would bar all adoptions and foster care by gays and lesbians.

Unfortunately, we can expect this gay-hating agenda in Ohio to continue as long as we have people like Rev. Russell Johnson (Ohio Restoration Project) spewing crap like: Marriage or any civil union has been declared unconstitutional (in Ohio), so why would they be able to adopt children? These people cannot reproduce. … Experimenting on children through gay adoption is a problem.

I fully expect more of this type of crap from our Republican-led Legislature when they return in September. And Plunderbund will be watching.

  • AmberCat

    I also heard the Rev. Russell Johnson last year give as proof that his church wasn’t just “pro-birth” but also pro-child the fact that it had an active program to adopt children from China. Which of course makes one wonder why they want to ban gays from adopting Ohio’s children in need when they will not do it thesmelves.

  • Johnson says crazy things- making him easy to identify as a wingnut.

    It’s guys like James Dobson that REALLY scare me. He’ll say something like:

    “Love alone is not enough to guarantee healthy growth and development… The two most loving women in the world cannot provide a daddy for a little boy, any more than the two most loving men can be complete role models for a little girl.”

    And people with think: “he’s got a point there! that makes a lot of sense…”

    But it doesn’t. It doesn’t make any sense.

    Not unless you also want to ban all single parents from raising their own children.

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