Social conservative group the American
Decency Association (ADA) claims children seeking adoption are better
off without a home than with gay parents.
In a blog post last week, the ADA's
Chris Johnson stated that the arguments of conservatives make people
look like “spiteful villains,” then urged readers to double down
on their opposition to gay rights.
“When the same-sex marriage proponent
says 'these two people love each other; why shouldn't they be allowed
to stand in front of their friends and family and make it official?'
our response is that marriage has always been defined as between as a
man and a woman and the state's interest in marriage is to regulate
the individual units of society in the way that's most productive to
“When they say, 'why can't this
loving couple adopt a needy child who just wants a family?' we answer
that, statistically speaking, the child will be better off waiting to
be adopted by a heterosexual family which can give them the benefit
of both a mother and father.”
“And these arguments are solid, but
the problem is that if you tell two people who really do love each
other, that making the state recognize their love will fray the
fabric of society, you will always look like a spiteful villain.”
“That is not to say that we shouldn't
make those arguments. If the only result was that we would be more
resolute in our own support of God-defined marriage, that would be
valuable enough to focus on those aspects - and that's beside the
fact that some people's emotions may still be swayed by an
“The issue, in my opinion is that
while we're wielding a knife in the gunfight, we're leaving our gun
in the holster,” he added.
Sociological Association: Gay couples make fine parents.)