Religious Right activist and former Colorado state legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt was joined in studio at his “Pray in Jesus Name” webcast this week by Matt Barber, the anti-LGBTQ activist who runs BarbWire.com, and the conversation quickly turned to their outrage over the fact that gay people are allowed to adopt children.
For some reason, Klingenschmitt and Barber were worked up over a story from six years ago about a transgender child who had been adopted by a lesbian couple. To Klingenschmitt and Barber, it was obvious that this child’s transgenderism was a form of child abuse that had been forced on her by her gay activist parents and was evidence of why gay couples should never be allowed to adopt children.
“Why is it okay for homosexuals to adopt children?” Klingenschmitt asked, before demanding to know why child protective services had not raided the home, seized the child, and put her parents in jail.
“It’s unconscionable that California law allows two women or two men who are engaged in a so-called same-sex marriage to go in and adopt a child and intentionally deprive that child or a mother or a father,” Barber responded, “and put them in a home where homosexual misbehavior, immorality and certainly behavior that leads to vastly increased risk of sexually transmitted disease … For them to model this immoral, unethical and unhealthy behavior, it’s unconscionable that California would permit that to happen.”