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Originally posted by JediMaster
Well, though the parent can influence the child, he/she will decide. A child with heterosexual paretns can turn out gay.
Originally posted by JediMaster
But, sometimes the child takes after the parent in evry way. But then again the child could end up hating his parents, and turn out another way.
Originally posted by SkepticOptomist
James, you completely missed the point(s):
Religion isn't the issue in whether a homosexual is fit to be a parent.
Homosexuality is a disorder that prevents those affected from being able to engage in reproduction. It's either that or a lifestyle choice which essentially leads to the same disability.
Being 'good at it' would sort of depend on whether you go out of your way to take on a disability, and then argue for those limitations as a prospective parent.
If the attitude of the homosexual prospective parent is that they will eagerly and actively represent that homosexuality is neither natural or desirable, then you have yourself a good adoption candidate.
Nobody can make a case that homosexuality is in any way natural - that the human body's primary mode of reproduction accommodates homosexuals. Given this, it is not a desirable state for children, for whom you'd like to have as many of life's possible options available.
I'm not even going to debate whether it is an acceptible, moral, desirable lifestyle from a qualitative perspective.
Biologically, genetic homosexuality is a disability. It's only in recent years that medical science has made it possible for gay couples to have pregnancies. For gay males in relationships, the only options are adoption and surrogacy.
A completely gay male population would die out, left to itself without adoption or surrogacy. If you added lesbians to the mix (pure lesbians), you'd get pregnancies through some crude, turkey baster sort of work arounds. Bisexuals become a sort of 'handmaiden' class in that scenario, in which they would form the 'reproductive' class - members of that society that would be able and willing to have children naturally.
Strident homosexuals, that view heterosexuals as some sort of deviant class at worst, or political enemy at best, are simply inappropriate to raise children who are likely to be heterosexual. (only 2 to 3% of the population is thought to be gay)
In environmental science, in environments that have reached their environmental limit (the point at which the environment cannot sustain an increase in a given species), homosexuality has been displayed in the behaviour of squirrels and other species.
Sorry, you can't characterize homosexuality as normal. Homosexuals aren't the equal to heterosexuals in that they can't procreate. Given this, you have to look at their fitness as parents through the lens of whether the homosexuality is either conscious decision (Anne Heche) or genetic disability (Ellen Degeneres). Ellen seems like she'd make a good parent. Anne Heche is a whack job.
Michael Jackson, whack job hetero (I think). Michael Eisner, responsible hetero. The disqualification as a parent lies in mental state, not in how they choose to do the nasty.