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Thread: Homophobes shouldn't be allowed to adopt children.

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    Default Homophobes shouldn't be allowed to adopt children.

    Have you ever pondered the irony that many if not most of those who argue most vociferously against adoption by gay couples are themselves - because of their prejudice - far less suitable to adopt a child?

    "But, but", you may say, trying to be objective, "Surely, nearly everyone has some prejudices and if we were only to allow those who were totally free of prejudice to adopt, there'd be very few adoptions".

    However, in this context, anti-gayness is subtly different from other forms of bigotry. A couple who don't like people of African origin won't adopt a black child. An anti-Chinese couple will steer clear of children from that ethnic background.

    When a couple adopts a child, no-one knows what orientation that child will have. He/she may turn out to be gay and if the parents hate gay people, then that child will have been delivered into an environment which will in time turn out to be very emotionally damaging for them.

    Is this something adoption agencies consider when allowing people to adopt children? I hope so but when you think of all the third world adoptions going on, you would wonder. I doubt that authorities in the Philippines or Vietnam care much about it.

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    deja vu...i'm pretty sure i've read about 14 pages of this topic already
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    Quote Originally Posted by zakalwe1 View Post
    deja vu...i'm pretty sure i've read about 14 pages of this topic already
    It was done 5 or 6 years ago. No harm in resurrecting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iphonista View Post
    It was done 5 or 6 years ago. No harm in resurrecting it

    Stop discriminating against Homophobes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mentalist Clientelist View Post
    Stop discriminating against Homophobes.
    Are you accusing me of being homophobophobic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iphonista View Post
    Are you accusing me of being homophobophobic?
    Most people who are homophobophobic are themselves homophobic!
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    Wow, what a clever and edgy juxtaposition of language there.
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    But where do you stop. Do you prevent Spurs supporters form adopting in case the child starts to support Arsenal. Imagine the saturday nights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iphonista View Post

    It was done 5 or 6 years ago. No harm in resurrecting it
    Stop suggesting that resurrection is a human generated activity. I expect Von Mack momentarily.

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    Certainly as part of the adoption process, potential parents should be asked how they would approach their child questioning their sexuality, how they would approach their child coming out, how they would approach a child's decision in later life to have a same-sex partner and potentially a family with that partner.

    I don't know if it is, but prospective adopters are screened pretty thoroughly so I would be surprised if adopters aren't required to demonstrate ability and willingness to be supportive of their children regardless of sexuality, but I could be wrong.

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