Tuesday, July 15, 2008

P-FLAG: McCain Out of Synch

Parents, Famlies and Friends of Lesbians and Gays responded to John McCain's New York Times interview, in which he said gays and lesbians should be prevented from adopting children:

“In a country where more than 125,000 children are waiting for foster parents, Senator McCain would deny loving homes to children who desperately need them simply because of an outdated prejudice about what a family may look like,” said Jody M. Huckaby, executive director of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). “We are disappointed and saddened that a public leader who is himself an adoptive father would deny the children in America’s foster care system the opportunity to thrive as part of a welcoming family. Love makes a family, but short-sighted positions like Senator McCain’s can certainly tear families apart, too.”