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Monday, April 30, 2007

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Jackson

I suspect another reason why there isn't more resistance to homosexual "marriage" is that most people don't want to be branded as "homophobes."

Carl Olson

I suspect you are correct. And I suspect that my post is probably "homophobic", according to the criteria used by some. Call the Hate Crime CSI!

Celestial SeraphiMan

Please allow me to play "devil's advocate" again for a moment. What about cross-racial and cross-cultural adoption?

Sharon

Has adoption of children by same sex attracted couples been occuring long enough to obtain some empirically supported conclusions?

Dawn Stefanowicz is regularly trotted out by those who object to adoption by same sex attracted couples (of which I am one) but really this is only anecdotal evidence and can be contradicted by someone who had a happy childhood in one of these homes.

Carl Olson

What about cross-racial and cross-cultural adoption?

What about them? I think they are great. My daughter, who is adopted (as is my son), is Hispanic. But that's a different issue than adoption by homosexual partners.

Carl Olson

but really this is only anecdotal evidence

A fair and true point, but it does raise a lot of important questions. Obviously, children raised by a married man and woman can have a horrible childhood. The questions, ultimately, that have to be answered, include: Is homosexuality (homosexual acts, not attraction) morally good? What is the consistently best way for children to be raised?

Jackson

"Please allow me to play "devil's advocate" again for a moment. What about cross-racial and cross-cultural adoption?"

Apples and oranges. There's nothing intrinsically disordered about different races and cultures as there is in homosexuality.

CS, do you really believe that we haven't yet seen through your act?

Cristina A. Montes

"Has adoption of children by same sex attracted couples been occuring long enough to obtain some empirically supported conclusions?"

I have actually been asking this question in response to the claim that there's nothing wrong, so far, with children who are raised by same-sex attracted couples.

Celestial SeraphiMan

This isn't an act. A full explanation of my concerns is far beyond the scope of a journal comment.

padraighh

And while we're at it I would like to be served up a big helping of empirical evidence
that truth is true and lies are false - just there beside the mashed potatoes -please.

Mark Brumley

Please allow me to play "devil's advocate" again for a moment. What about cross-racial and cross-cultural adoption?

The implication of your statement, Celestial SeraphiMan, is that your question is posed from a vantage point opposite to that reflected by this blog, the article Carl posted or a particular blogger. Yet interracial and intercultural adoption are not at issue in any of those instances. How, then, can you "play 'devil's advocate'"?

Suppose I said this to you: "Let me play devil's advocate here, Celestial SeraphiMan. What about millions of people starving in the world? Aren't they people, too? Don't they have a right to live?"

Don't you see the problem with your way of putting things?

Cristina A. Montes

"This isn't an act. A full explanation of my concerns is far beyond the scope of a journal comment."

CS: I'm willing to take your word that this isn't an act. But I remember posting a comment in this blog asking you to tell you a bit about yourself so that we could answer your questions better. I wasn't asking you to give a full explanation of all your concerns, but could we at least get an insight on where you're coming from? Like what your background is, and what got you interested in this blog? In a previous post, you did reveal that you have some learning disabilities; care to educate us on your condition (and I'm not asking sarcastically; I sincerely want to understand)?

In short, please help us help you.

padraighh

Now that I think of it, cancel my order, I presently seem to
be overstuffed by nonsense as it is.

Trent

Great Article.
YEdge

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