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Some Gay Couples Adopt to Molest, [TN] State Rep Says
|Last Edited||ArmyDem Mar 28, 2006 07:40pm|
|News Date||Tuesday, March 28, 2006 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Posted: 3/27/2006 10:57:00 PM |
Updated: 3/27/2006 11:06:32 PM
Rep. Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville, said she still believes homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt children. In fact, in addition to e-mail correspondence with a master’s student at Vanderbilt publicized recently, in which she said as much, she has also said homosexual couples may molest the children they adopt.
"We also have seen evidence that homosexual couples prey on young males and have, in some instances, adopted them in order to have unfretted access to subject them to a life of molestation and sexual abuse," she said.
“In all cases to paint with a broad brush strokes is unfortunate,” said adoptive parent Dr. Christopher Harris.
Harris is a pediatrician by day and a single gay adoptive parent by night.
“She brings such joy into my life,” he said. “It's always said pediatrician doesn’t finished his training till he or she has a kid.”
Harris fits every requirement for the state's definition of a good adoptive parent: loving, healthy and financially stable. He is also gay, and for Maggert, that means he's unqualified.
“I have strong convictions. I just feel kids in our foster have been through enough. They need the optimum family unit, and that is a mother and a father," she said.
In the e-mail with the Vanderbilt student, Maggart said research shows most homosexual couples have numerous emotional dysfunctions and psychological issues that may not be healthy for children.
A lot of debate has circled around the evidence on whether gay adoptions are good for kids.
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