"Rep. Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville, said she still believes homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt children. In fact, in addition to e-mail correspondence with a master’s student at Vanderbilt publicized recently, in which she said as much, she has also said homosexual couples may molest the children they adopt.So a Vanderbilt student is the research? She indicates that foster children have been through enough? Where are all the heterosexual couples lining up to adopt foster children? Has she done any research on foster parents who foster many children for the money and the slave labor? Why don't they do extensive screening of any couples who want to adopt? Since when are some homosexual couples more dysfuntional than some heterosexual couples? I've seen some doozy stories about heterosexual parents abusing children. I want to see facts and figures.
"We also have seen evidence that homosexual couples prey on young males and have, in some instances, adopted them in order to have unfretted access to subject them to a life of molestation and sexual abuse," she said.
“I have strong convictions. I just feel kids in our foster have been through enough. They need the optimum family unit, and that is a mother and a father," she said.
In the e-mail with the Vanderbilt student, Maggart said research shows most homosexual couples have numerous emotional dysfunctions and psychological issues that may not be healthy for children."
hat tip to Think Progress