What's best for children

Posted Friday, Jan. 25, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Chet Taylor insinuates that children are better off being raised by those who are responsible for giving them life. There is no evidence that children are better off in that scenario than they are when adopted or brought into a homosexual relationship.

Adopted children are born to people who did not want to rear a child under their circumstances and are therefore neither mothers nor fathers upon terminating their parental rights. Those brought into homosexual relationships are either adopted, have a surrogate or donor or are conceived using an anonymous donor.

There are countless situations where those who are responsible for giving children life abandon their marriage or do not have a vested interest in raising the children they have. There are multiple examples of child abuse and neglect in heterosexual marriages. If children born into heterosexual marriages are abused or neglected, how is this better for them?

Children who are living with homosexual and heterosexual parents alike need love, encouragement and all basic needs met. I fail to see the reason why homosexual marriage threatens anything involving a child, or the sanctity of marriage.

-- Jill Bramblett, Grapevine

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