The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer is warning that the adoption of children by same-sex couples is a “social tragedy of the first order.” Calling adoption by gay parents “a devastating trend” of “narcissistic” and “self-centered adults,” Fischer said that families led by same-sex couples are the greatest threat to children today:
The pages of the New York Times Monday morning were all aflutter with a story extolling the skyrocketing increase in the number of gay couples who are adopting children.
This is a social disaster, a social tragedy of the first order, and is something no society that cares for its youngest and most vulnerable citizens would do.
Every homosexual adoption places a child in a home with a missing mother or father. No society that loves children and places their welfare ahead of the desires of narcissistic adults would ever do this.
Placing children in settings that even homosexuals admit are inherently unstable and even dangerous is obviously a terrible, terrible idea.
While the trend line for gay adoptions is “absolutely straight up,” according to Adam Pertman of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, Gary Gates of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law at UCLA estimates that only four percent of the adopted population lives in gay-headed homes.
That means it’s not too late to halt and reverse this devastating trend. Vulnerable young children, who have no choice in these matters, deserve no less from the adults in the room. Family, after all, is about optimal nurturing environments for children, not about self-centered adults getting what they want.