mccain says orphans shouldn’t have gay parents

As gay adoption is a topic that we’ve discussed here quite a bit recently, I thought that you might like to know where presidential nominee John McCain’s stand on the issue. According to statements made recently, he’s steadfastly against it. Here’s a video clip of him with George Stephanopoulos this morning. In it, he says, he’d prefer to have otherwise unwanted children in orphanages than living with committed gay parents.

Also, as long as we’re talking about McCain, did you happen to read the “Washington Post” today? They’ve got an interesting article about his reversal on offshore oil drilling and what it’s meant for his corporate donations. It seems as though donations from oil industry executives shot up almost 500% once the Senator withdrew his support for a federal ban on offshore drilling.

It makes one wonder what principles John McCain wouldn’t sacrifice to become President. I don’t doubt for a minute that he thinks that having gay parents would be far superior to locking people away in orphanages, or that tapping into our oil reserves isn’t a good, long-range strategy for our country. He’s desperate, though. He knows he can’t win without getting the fundamentalists and Wall Street onboard… I can’t believe that I used to respect the guy.

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12 Comments

  1. mark
    Posted July 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    For some reason the software that I use wouldn’t let me include this link in the post…

    http://thinkprogress.org/2008/07/27/mccain-gay-adoption-2

  2. mark
    Posted July 27, 2008 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Someone needs to ask him if kids would be better off dead than with gay parents.

  3. EoS
    Posted July 28, 2008 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    The kids would be better off at Tom DeLay’s foster care homes.

    http://www.riobend.org/

  4. Posted July 28, 2008 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    http://www.cafepress.com/begthequestion/

    Don’t make me force you to march around Ypsilanti in nothing but the thong.

  5. mark
    Posted July 28, 2008 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    No, Phil, that won’t be necessary. I will remove the offending phrase. Thank you.

  6. heronblue
    Posted July 28, 2008 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Does he seem a little uptight, disdainful and uh, er… repetitive? do you think he thinks his affairs model strong family values? Maybe in normal families the guys always have affairs with cute blondes?

  7. EoS
    Posted July 28, 2008 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    I think McCain is going to pick Hillary as his running mate, split the liberal vote, and Ron Paul will win with a strong write-in vote!

  8. Posted July 28, 2008 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    “Two parent families” is his mantra throughout — LOL, we have two parents in our family. Both do happen to be women, but there are TWO. It’s just so ridiculous…

  9. Arun
    Posted July 28, 2008 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I get he’s trying to appeal to the far right fringe – but this is such a losing issue for Republicans. A super majority of Americans support gay adoption – more than for any other part of what is often called gay civil rights.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted July 28, 2008 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I agree with Lisele, when he kept saying “Two Parent Families”, it sounded to me like he supported gay couples, since there would be two parents. I guess single parents like myself just totally suck.

  11. EoS
    Posted July 28, 2008 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Those who support gay adoption in Michigan are in favor of a single parent adoption. There is no legal way for a “homosexual couple” to adopt children in our state. This gives the child continuity when relationships fail and the partner leaves. There is no custody battle.

    McCain kept saying he supported traditional families or two parent families to avoid saying he was opposed to homosexual parents, but in reality it means exactly the same thing. Two homosexuals are prevented by law from both adopting the same child.

  12. Robert
    Posted August 19, 2008 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    We should be able to find some middle ground on this. Maybe orphans can be trained as informants, then placed in gay households to gather evidence.

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