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05/19/2011

Political agenda ahead of needs: The soundbite vs. the abounding bites

by Jeremy Hooper

Speaking on the push to keep gays from adopting in Virginia, the head of the local Focus on the Family affiliate group says this:

“It is unfortunate that homosexual special-interest groups seem bent on putting their political agenda ahead of the needs of children in Virginia,” said Victoria Cobb, president of The Family Foundation.
Gay-Activist Groups Challenge Virginia’s Adoption Rules [Focus on the Family]

It's beyond insulting that lines like the above are still acceptable parts of our discourse here in 2011 America. Here we have a head of an anti-homosexual special interest group who's working with all her power to keep gays from obtaining fair and equal rights, benefits, protections, privileges, and overall peace of mind. In terms of adoption, this ignoble effort means keeping as few children in gay-headed homes as possible, and keeping the gay heads of those homes as legally estranged from one another as the "pro-family" community's indefatigable efforts will allow. And of course these tasks are all powered by personal religious fervor -- a faith-based agenda that politicizes every LGBT person's every un-closeted breath.

And yet equal rights activists are the ones who are working against the needs of children in Virginia? As we said: Insulting.

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