Hey Hey Hey John McCain Says It Is OK To Be Gay If You Want To Adopt!
Posted by Job on July 15, 2008
But he is better than Obama, right evangelicals? You just keep on choosing your Hitlers over your Stalins and see how far it gets you.
From USA Today
Last weekend, Republican John McCain told The New York Times he is against gay adoption. Today, his campaign clarified that position in a way that seemed to qualify it.
Communications director Jill Hazelbaker told Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic’s Daily Dish blog that McCain believes that states should decide adoption policies and that a gay home beats abandonment. “McCain believes that in those situations that caring parental figures are better for the child than the alternative,” Hazelbaker said. See the full statement here.
The Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody says the “clarification” signals trouble ahead with social conservatives. “That sound you just heard was a can of worms opening up,” he writes at The Brody File. “If you’re going to say that you’re against gay adoption then why not just stick with that view rather than trying to massage it? The qualifier after the interview does some damage.”
The liberal Huffington Post characterized Hazelbaker’s statement as McCain “backing off” his original “radical” position. The AP has rounded up gay and lesbian reaction to the initial statements under the headling “McCain blasted for gay adoption opposition.”
Here’s the exchange with the Times, which was published Sunday:
Q: 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 (be) a traditional couple —
Mr. McCain: Yes.Posted by Jill Lawrence at 03:56 PM/ET, | Permalink