Monday, July 28, 2008

Not-So-Straight Talk From McCain On Gay Adoption

He flipped, he flopped, and now John McCain clarifies once again on the issue of gay adoption, well sort of, in his not-so-straight talk way.

In an interview this weekend with George Stephanopolis, McCain who has an adopted daughter, has made it clear that the LGBT community is not fit to adopt children.

Just this month McCain told the New York Times he unequivocally opposed gay adoption:

“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"
Then his campaign went out of their way to say he would not support federal legislation banning adoption.

Now, in this bizarre interchange, as Stephanopolis poked and prodded to get a clear answer from McCain on what his position was, he kept repeating he was running for president to help with "family values" and to support "two parent families" for "traditional family". Could he cram any more buzz phrases in to make the religious right moist and wet?

When a frustrated Stephanopoulis asked him point blank "So, you are against gay adoption?" he again said he was for the values and principles two parent families represent, threw in the issue of states deciding, and restated that he wanted to help families in America (just not gay ones).

So, what can we gather from all of this? Nothing new. McCain will say and do anything to get elected, he knows whose ass to kiss in doing so, and he's no friend of the LGBT community. I think that's all the "clarification" we need from him on this subject.