largely gay profession prejudiced agains gays

Hilarious and sad news today that Cardinal Cormack Murphy O'Connor has written to all MPs asking for exemption for Catholic adoption agencies for the government's anti-descrimination legislation.

It strikes me as terribly ironic that a profession which has such a large percentage of gays should be so prejudiced - but am I really surprised? Sadly no ...
 

slim

War Hero
What the cardinal is asking for to me makes sense.
I am all for gay couples having the right to cohabit and the same rights as hetero sexual couples in the eyes of the law.
I am however firmly against gay couples adopting. The normal stable relationship in a family is Mother, Father and children. I am not a psychologist, however I believe that we have insufficient knowledge to prove that a child is not psychologically damaged when brought up by same sex couples.
When same sex couples evolve to a point where reproduction can occur naturally, then perhaps I will rethink my thoughts on gay adoption.
 
The Cardinal is being a hypocrite. Catholic adoption agencies currently have no problem allowing SINGLE gay people (or straight people, for that matter) to adopt, nor do they have any problem in accepting taxpayer subsidies to perform this public role.

The actual question should always be: what is in the best interests of the children?

The evidence to date shows that the most important thing for children is to be raised in a caring, stable, loving environment, regardless of whether that comprises a traditional heterosexual household, gay household or living with single parents. The ideal is a mother and a father: boys need a male role model just as girls need a female role model, however in the absence of a suitable supply of ideal candidates to adopt older and often difficult children, the preference is for suitable parents of whatever category in preference to a child living in care. The latter has a seriously damaging impact upon the life chances of a child (and incidentally increases the risk of criminality).

My understanding of the law, in any event is, that gays can only adopt as a last resort, if suitable heterosexual parents or single parents are unavailable. And that is as it should be.

I personally used to agree with you Slim but have been told too often by those working in the field (professionals) that my conservative views on this are wrong :oops: : care homes are not a preferable option to gay adoption if that is the ONLY option available. (Note: that's conservative with a small 'c') :wink:
 
How could kids of same sex parents' possibly not be mentally affected?
If sexual deviants' want to get it on with people of the same sex, fine. If they want to pretend to be a married couple, fine. Bring up kids??? That's just not right, that's where the word queer comes from, strange, abnormal, not right.
 

slim

War Hero
Its not only gay adoption that I am against. i am not really sure if single parent adoption (whether gay or straight) is really a good thing. Bringing up children is difficult even when two parents are around. My daughter (divorced) is a single working mother with three kids. She gets extremely stressed out when things go wrong and at least two or three times a year either my wife or I travel to her home 100 miles away for a few days to look after an ill child so that she can continue working. All kids deserve a stable family to grow up in. I do not believe that the prejudices prevalent in the community against gay couples can give a child this stability.
 
Lingyai said:
How could kids of same sex parents' possibly not be mentally affected?
If sexual deviants' want to get it on with people of the same sex, fine. If they want to pretend to be a married couple, fine. Bring up kids??? That's just not right, that's where the word queer comes from, strange, abnormal, not right.

What evidence there is to date (limited for obvious reasons) suggests that what problems arise are due to societal prejudice rather than anything psychologically damaging. Boys brought up by two lesbians have not become gay. Likewise, for the record, I did not grow up straight despite having two straight parents! Wot went wrong? :???: :wink: :lol: Interestingly despite my dad being in the RAF, I also never felt any affinity for the Crabs either. Strange er?

'...that's where the word queer comes from, strange, abnormal, not right.'

Unlike w*nking into a sock, using a condom or stroking puss? :eek:
 

josiecats

War Hero
There are so many children young and teens that need loving homes why dose it matter what sex the parents are...........
In this day and age we need to grow with society not hold it back........
There are far more important things to worry about than who is sleeping with whom.....................
 
I personally agree with Always. Again, all for the equal rights, but children...? Hmm. Having loving parents is always preferable to having no parents. But it seems to me (my opinion only!) that wanting children in a gay partnership is like they're not entirely comfortable in their own sexuality, like they're trying to regain some aspects of the heterosexual life that they think, or are made to feel like, they should.
Heterosexual relationships are about reproduction. Simple as. We might have evolved to be able to make choices and distract ourselves from the task nature intends, but that's really what straight relationships are about.
I know nothing about gay parents, only that i had a friend who had a gay mum. And... well, maybe she isn't a great example. I don't know if it affected her. But that was a different situation, that was her real mum. I'm sure she was a good parent and all.
I'm not thinking "it's not normal" or anything, but that sometimes we just need to simplify things.
 
snapdragon said:
I personally agree with Always. Again, all for the equal rights, but children...? Hmm. Having loving parents is always preferable to having no parents. But it seems to me (my opinion only!) that wanting children in a gay partnership is like they're not entirely comfortable in their own sexuality, like they're trying to regain some aspects of the heterosexual life that they think, or are made to feel like, they should.
Heterosexual relationships are about reproduction. Simple as. We might have evolved to be able to make choices and distract ourselves from the task nature intends, but that's really what straight relationships are about.
I know nothing about gay parents, only that i had a friend who had a gay mum. And... well, maybe she isn't a great example. I don't know if it affected her. But that was a different situation, that was her real mum. I'm sure she was a good parent and all.
I'm not thinking "it's not normal" or anything, but that sometimes we just need to simplify things.


Well put Snappy.
 

UncleAlbert

War Hero
Gay rights, what about the kids then don`t they have any rights?
Children have the basic right to a mother and father and that’s not prejudice… that’s common dog.

 
Some of you have mentioned that children and teens need loving homes, yes that is correct, but how could they achieve that if they are living in a same sex household. I state this as what sort of life would those kids have considering the piss taking they would get from other kids and their parents?????
 
slim said:
What the cardinal is asking for to me makes sense.
I am all for gay couples having the right to cohabit and the same rights as hetero sexual couples in the eyes of the law.
I am however firmly against gay couples adopting. The normal stable relationship in a family is Mother, Father and children. I am not a psychologist, however I believe that we have insufficient knowledge to prove that a child is not psychologically damaged when brought up by same sex couples.
When same sex couples evolve to a point where reproduction can occur naturally, then perhaps I will rethink my thoughts on gay adoption.

I am not sure that it does. I suspect the general opposition to same sex couples bringing up children is that it will make the kids into queers, if this premise were correct there would be far less queers tha we have at present because most couples are heterosexual and thus brining up kids in such an environment will make them straight. Clearly this does not happen.

Whilst I would agree that many same sex couples should not be involved in the bringing up of children the same can be said of hetero couples too, which is why there are so many hoops for any couple to jump through to be allowed to adopt in this country. I would suggest that any couple however they are made up who can become'approved' is sutable, and it would be wrong to allow the Catholic Church (whos reputation in reponsible child care has often fallen below what many of us woul;d consider acceptable) to discriminate. I fear their opposition is rooted in religious dogma rather than a genuine care for the children.
 
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