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Old 03-30-2006, 05:45 PM   #46
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I can't believe I took the time time to read this thread.

It's just not natural


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I can't believe I took the time time to read this thread.

It's just not natural
Taking time to read a thread isn't natural?
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Rep. Debra Maggart (R-Hendersonville) said she still believes homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt children. In fact, in addition to e-mail correspondence with a master’s student at Vanderbilt publicized recently, in which she said as much, she has also said homosexual couples may molest the children they adopt. "We also have seen evidence that homosexual couples prey on young males and have, in some instances, adopted them in order to have unfretted access to subject them to a life of molestation and sexual abuse," she said.

In the e-mail with the Vanderbilt student, Maggart said research shows most homosexual couples have numerous emotional dysfunctions and psychological issues that may not be healthy for children.

"In all cases to paint with a broad brush strokes is unfortunate," said adoptive parent Dr. Christopher Harris. Harris is a pediatrician by day and a single gay adoptive parent by night. "She brings such joy into my life," he said. "It's always said a pediatrician doesn't finish his training till he or she has a kid."

Harris fits every requirement for the state's definition of a good adoptive parent: loving, healthy and financially stable. He is also gay--and for Maggert, that means he's unqualified. "I have strong convictions. I just feel kids in our foster system have been through enough. They need the optimum family unit, and that is a mother and a father," she said.

Harris said a career in pediatrics has shown children of gay and lesbian parents turn out just fine. Maggert said it's just the opposite, and the research she's read comes from a variety of sources, including the ACLU and Focus on the Family, a Christian group.
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[q]"We also have seen evidence that homosexual couples prey on young males and have, in some instances, adopted them in order to have unfretted access to subject them to a life of molestation and sexual abuse," she said. [/q]



words are insufficent to convey the anger i feel at the hateful horseshit spewing from her vile mouth.

i've spent my entire life working around and for children, even what i do now is educational in content and nature. for that fucking horror of a human being to suggest, even for a moment, that i am more inclined to molest a child by virtue of being gay makes me literally want to slap the lying mouth off her bigoted face.

no, i'd never actually do that.

but the impulse is real, and visceral, and i wonder if anyone else would react any differently if you were accused of being a suspected child molestor with no other evidence than pure prejudice and hatred.
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even the most hardcore religious right douchebag must agree that having parents is better than having no parents at all.

hasn't paul reiser taught us anything? for shame
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"In the e-mail with the Vanderbilt student, Maggart said research shows most homosexual couples have numerous emotional dysfunctions and psychological issues that may not be healthy for children."


My parents must be VERY gay

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*Reads about Maggart's beliefs*

...errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggh...

Why are some people so stupid? Why?

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And yet she says nothing about the statistics on how many mothers molest their own children. Something I learned when my father worked at a boys home.
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question: do we prevent single people (let's say straight single people) from adopting?
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question: do we prevent single people (let's say straight single people) from adopting?
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yes.
Are you saying we do?, or yes we should?

Because we don't...
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Way to free that mind...
I just want to say, why is it that someone who has different belife such as arball get treated as an outsider?
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Rep. Debra Maggart (R-Hendersonville) said she still believes homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt children. In fact, in addition to e-mail correspondence with a master’s student at Vanderbilt publicized recently, in which she said as much, she has also said homosexual couples may molest the children they adopt. "We also have seen evidence that homosexual couples prey on young males and have, in some instances, adopted them in order to have unfretted access to subject them to a life of molestation and sexual abuse," she said.
Research from peer-reviewed, unbiased sources that I've read unequivocally states that the vast majority of male pedophiles who sexually abuse boys indentify as straight in their adult relationships.

It's my fondest desire that crap research be done away with.
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I just want to say, why is it that someone who has different belife such as arball get treated as an outsider?
You can't see the difference?

Please Justin...

If the person came in and made at least an attempt to make an intelligent argument it would have been different. But they didn't they came in and called the thread a waste and just chalked it up to not being "natural". Why because it didn't fit in their box? You can do better than that.
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