Monday, July 28, 2008

McCain and LGBTQ Parents

From the Stonewall Democrats:

Yesterday, on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, John McCain had this to say about adoption by same-sex couples:

"I want to help with family values."

In an interview with The New York Times last week, John McCain this is what he said on the same subject:

Question: President Bush believes that gay couples should not be permitted to adopt children. Do you agree with that?

Mr. McCain: I think that we've proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no I don't believe in gay adoption.

Q: Even if the alternative is the kid staying in an orphanage, or not having parents.

Mr. McCain: I encourage adoption and I encourage the opportunities for people to adopt children I encourage the process being less complicated so they can adopt as quickly as possible. And Cindy and I are proud of being adoptive parents.

Q: But your concern would be that the couple should a traditional couple

Mr. McCain: Yes.

I'm still trying to figure out where the Log Cabin Republicans have made progress. Hmm.... And here is the rest of it.


brenda said...

I dont believe in Bush and I dont believe in McCain, but I cant change who they are, just as they cant change others. Obviously they dont believe in human rights, which makes me more determined to help make a difference. Who are they to make judgement about who would and wouldnt be good parents? Gays have as much right to have a family as anyone, and can love an adopted child as if it were their own. I could go on all night about this, but I really dont want to get high blood pressure, so i'll stop for now.

brenda said...

I think I can finish what I wanted to say now. I dont believe that the so-called traditional "man and woman" has anything to do with family values of others. Family values come from love, and dedication, we all have a right to be happy, and to not be treated as if we were from another planet. I hope I live to see the day when everyone can live in peace and not be degraded for who they are, and what they stand for. No matter how you look at it, we all have feelings, and we should respect each others lifestyles.

Diane J Standiford said...

Got to find my tee, "Hate is not a family value." I never,ever, had a mom and dad, and I was born in 1957 still I think I turned out fine. Not every man/woman couple can have kids, how insulting to them and all of us children/adults raised by one parent. McCain believes gay people are not worthy and if he thinks that about one group rest assured he thinks it about other minorities. A vote for him? If you do, watch your back.

Anonymous said...

AAAAHHHH!!! I cannot BELIEVE that our Country is seriously thinking of electing this man after the last 8 years we have had! WHEW!
diane said the rest...

SK2 said...

Dear Mr. McCain,
During your interview, the question was posed: “But your concern would be that the couple should [be] a traditional couple.” Your response: “Yes.” One can assume you and your wife are traditional in the sense that you both work hard to provide for each other and your family. You both love each other and provide moral and emotional support each other and those you hold dearest to you. Moreover you both do your best to convey this same sense of love and understanding to your children, instilling in them a sense of honor, dignity and compassion. It may also be assumed, as a traditional couple, you do your best to guide your children with a strong moral compass, be it with religious beliefs, compassion or simply through acts of kindness and love. Mr. McCain, like you I am a heterosexual man married to the love of my life. I am also the proud father of two beautiful children. And like you I want only what is best for my children. Furthermore, should something happen to my wife and I it is important to us our children our placed in a caring, nurturing and loving home. If that home happens to be comprised of a same sex couple who would care for my children and place the kid’s needs over their own then so be it, would you not agree? You see Mr. McCain I have my own set of beliefs and ideas about life and the world. However, as a loving “traditional” parent, I do not force those beliefs onto my children. As a loving parent, I strive to cultivate in them a sense of independence. The same is true of any good parent – like you. You are a senior citizen, does this make you a bad parent (or grandparent) because society sees you as past the prime of your life and perhaps too old to care for anybody? A loving parent is a loving parent – senior citizen, gay, lesbian or otherwise, would you not agree Mr. McCain?