Thursday, March 14, 2002

Re: Let Him Stay!
i think the boy should be allowed to be adopted by the two men who have raised him since infancy. to remove him from the only family he has ever known would be an outrageously cruel act.

however, i also think that Rosie O'Donnell needs to stay the hell out of all of this. if i have read things correctly, she is using this particular circumstance to advocate that the entire ban against gay couples adopting should be lifted. that's just as ridiculous as someone saying that all straight couples should be eligible to adopt kids, too. we all know how ignorant a generalization like that is.

in my opinion, the ideal situation is for a child to be adopted in families with a woman and man who are married. i realize this isn't always possible, though, so we need more options. why can't we go by the standard that sane, healthy and responsible couples should be the people eligible to adopt children and leave it at that? the fact is, things like this need to be decided on a case by case basis. if the couple has proven over a certain amount of time that they can handle being a parent, that they can provide a safe home for a child, and that they honestly want to love and share their life with a child, more power to them. let them adopt as many as they feel they are capable of raising properly.

that is all that any adoption should be based upon.

i, for one, am sick of celebrities promoting their veiled agendas. in this instance, i believe what Ms. Rosie wants is more rights for gays and lesbians, not children. i don't care what she says; i know a political mouthpiece when i hear one yapping.