Wednesday, July 16, 2008

John McCain and Gay Adoption

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 3:56 PM

John McCain has backed away from comments made in the New York Times on Sunday, where he said he didn't "believe" in gay adoption. He went on to say he would encourage straight couples to adopt.

In a clarification, his staff (note: not the candidate himself) released a statement yesterday, noting the candidate didn't support a federal ban on gay adoption and that he felt it should be left up to the states (the Log Cabin folks released a statement praising him for that).

I'm more worried about the rest of the clarrification:

McCain’s expressed his personal preference for children to be raised by a mother and a father wherever possible. However, as an adoptive father himself, McCain believes children deserve loving and caring home environments, and he recognizes that there are many abandoned children who have yet to find homes. McCain believes that in those situations that caring parental figures are better for the child than the alternative," - Jill Hazelbaker, Director of Communications

Anyone else find it offensive that we're the worst-case scenario, just above the slop scene in Oliver.

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