According to John McCain, 1+1=1 (or possibly less)

John McCain either faired worse than I did in mathematical endeavors, or he really, really, really dislikes gay people.

According to the above linked article, McCain ‘said he didn’t believe in gay adoption, the Arizona senator seemed to suggest gay couples who adopt children only constitute a single parent and therefore shouldn’t be able to adopt.

I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don’t believe in gay adoption,” said McCain.

Here’s a direct pull from the article:

On Tuesday, as criticism of McCain’s comments spread, his campaign elaborated on the candidate’s views.

…Sen. McCain’s expressed his personal preference for children to be raised by a mother and a father wherever possible,” the statement added. “However, as an adoptive father himself, McCain believes children deserve loving and caring home environments, and he recognizes that there are many abandoned children who have yet to find homes. John McCain believes that in those situations that caring parental figures are better for the child than the alternative.”

…so let me get this straight – John McCain’s campaign said that although he believes “children deserve loving and caring home adoptions” and even recognized that there are many “abandoned children who have yet to find homes,” he believes that the children would be better off without any parents / parental figures than they would be with two people of the same sex.

[UPDATE]

Seems like I was a bit drowsy this morning as I read into the above statement as McCain would rather the children be left in foster care than be with a same-sex couple. That is not true – “John McCain believes that in those situations that caring parental figures are better for the child than the alternative.”

The man may be a “flip-flopper” (oh, I hate that term – it’s like no one has ever changed their mind before) and not the straightest shooter out there, but hey, at least he knows the kids would be better off WITH adults would could care for and nurture them.

[END UPDATE]

Well, what about one heterosexual person of a single sex? Would you allow a single, straight woman to adopt? How about a single straight male? If the answer is no, you’re going to need one fantastic explanation, because I certainly cannot think of a justifiable reason for it, given the amount of “abandoned children who have yet to find homes.”

If the answer is yes, well then, John McCain, 1+1 is less than 1 for the first time in history.

Dear John McCain,

Are gay people really doing that poorly for themselves? It’s not like they can hold jobs, drive cars, or vote, even, so even bother allowing them the chance to raise a child? What happened to freedom in America? I’m guessing it doesn’t apply to people with a differing sexual orientation / certain beliefs that stray from the norm (read: what you want us to believe)?

Oh, that’s right – we’ve had that one before. From what I hear, it didn’t work out to well.

Yours truly…

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