posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 07:15 PM
VERY inflammatory headline. ( DD, I know you didn't write it)
However, I don't see that McCain actually said that 2 gays equal one parent.
Perhaps the writer of the article was trying to incite memories of the 3/5's rule when counting blacks for representation (1787)?.
Unless McCain actually said that, I've got a real problem with the article, as we've become a nation of headline skimmers.
From what I gather, McCain said that he thought a child would be better off raised "traditionally". I'm not sure how that point could ever be
proven one way or another. Unless a set of twins were split up, one raised by Hetero parents, the other by homosexual parents. Even then, there would
still be a nature versus nurture argument about the outcome. It would be nearly impossible to duplicate every other aspect of the child's
Does he have a right to this opinion? Absolutely. At least he was honest.
The other issue I have with arguments like this, is the emotional lashing out, from both sides. For example, If you don't believe homosexuality is a
good thing, you have "homophobia". That is a LABEL, and an unfair one at that.
It wreaks of stereotyping, and generalization. Phobia implies an irrational fear of something. Just because you think something is wrong, does NOT
mean you fear it. Plus, both sides of the case can be rationalized into oblivion.
Personally, I think whoever steps up to the plate, and decides to help out a child through adoption is ok in my book. But it should NOT be a Federal
and finally..I support neither McCain, nor Obama in this election cycle, just so you know where I'm coming from.