Wondering what people's views are on this issue?
My (groundless, knee-jerk) opinion is that all things being equal, it would be preferable for children to have a heterosexaul couple as adoptive parents. But, I recognise that all things are never equal - I believe it's a fact that gay men are on average more affluent and educated than heterosexual men, two factors which are beneficial to children's welfare. The churches are basically saying that no gay couple could ever be suitable parents under any circumstances.
On radio 4 they had some christian cheekily claiming it's because "married couples make statistically better parents than co-habiting couples"....now remind me why it is that gays can't get married again....
All of which leaves me with some questions:
1) If there any organisation in the UK that has demonstrated it is less suitable to run an adoption agency than the catholic church?
2) WTF is the govt doing paying my tax dollars to religious groups, instead of paying them direct to the appropriate state agency (that is somehow able to perform the same function without breaking any laws at all)?
3) If religious people are allowed to pick and choose which laws they think should apply to them, why do we have laws outlawing the practice of female genital mutilation, burning widows to death on their husband's funeral pyres, and stoning people to death for basically any reason at all (including being cheeky to their parents or urinating on walls)? These are all other examples of religious dogma or custom.
IT'S POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD I TELL YOU....