The Shouty Woman

January 29, 2007

Who’s Immoral?

Filed under: Feminism — by Lucy @ 2:57 pm

Let me get this straight (no pun intended). Gay people shouldn’t be allowed to adopt because their ‘lifestyle’ is ‘immoral’, yet pieces of shit like this are just fine as potential carers, simply because they labelled themselves Christian?

Being ‘Christian’ – in fact, belonging to any religion at all – does not automatically make you fit to look after children. In many cases, it seems to make you less fit – after all, the parents in the above article believed they were doing God’s will when they savagely beat their adopted son and left him to die. The Catholic Church doesn’t have such a great track record, either – read this for a horrific account of abuse in Catholic-run orphanages.

None of this means, of course, that all religious people are a menace to children – no-one sane could argue that. So why then are the religious lobby trying to make the same argument in relation to gay people? Would they really rather see a child placed in an insitution than send her to live with a loving gay couple? What is it that terrifies them so much?

These bigots need to examine their own behaviour, and that of their fellow ‘Christians’, before claiming the moral high ground. If other people’s consensual sex lives are more important to them than the welfare of the children they claim to care about, it’s they who are immoral – not the gay people they so despise.

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10 Comments »

  1. head desk head desk head desk…that is all.

    Comment by RenegadeEvolution — January 29, 2007 @ 6:52 pm |Reply

  2. I’m a Christian, and I agree with you 100%.

    Comment by Rootietoot — January 29, 2007 @ 7:12 pm |Reply

  3. Thanks Rootie. I hope I made it clear I’m not tarring all Christians with the same brush! 🙂

    Comment by Lucy — January 29, 2007 @ 8:58 pm |Reply

  4. I’m Catholic and I agree with you 100%.

    Comment by Bimbo — January 30, 2007 @ 12:41 am |Reply

  5. Arr, you saw this on the news too? I was shouting at the TV because of it last night.

    I hate the way the reporting is all ‘This has offended catholics so much they’re going to close their adoption agencies!’ shit. One, they don’t care about the kids too much if THAT is going to make them close their doors, do they? Two- are we supposed to fall for blackmail so that bigots can enjoy oppressing people? I think not!

    Comment by Andrea — January 30, 2007 @ 12:04 pm |Reply

  6. Yes, I’ve been screaming at the TV every time this story comes on. What pisses me off is that these people expect protection from what they see as hatred (cf protests against Jerry Springer the Opera, Incitement to Religious Hatred laws etc) but then expect to be able to dish out their own brand of hatred whenever they choose.

    Get it into your heads, people: being gay is not a ‘choice’, it’s not a ‘lifestyle’. Being a bigotted (sp?) arsehole, however, is.

    Comment by Lucy — January 30, 2007 @ 12:36 pm |Reply

  7. Great post Lucy. At least Bliar’s decided not to allow them to be exempt from the law.

    Comment by Laura — January 30, 2007 @ 1:19 pm |Reply

  8. Yes, thank god. It really looked like he’d cave in at one point.

    I couldn’t believe the Daily Mail’s headline the other day – Blair Caves in to Pressure’, or something, when actually he’d done totally the opposite! I love it when Blair pisses off the Daily Mail rather than tries to appease it – makes a change…

    Comment by Lucy — January 30, 2007 @ 2:01 pm |Reply

  9. o yah i heard about this.

    “we’re taking our toys and going home because we can’t control everything. stamp, stamp, stamp. …uh, it’s cuz God said so.”

    fuckers. fine, then just do it already. close up shop. no, -really,- close up shop. let someone who isn’t an ancient corrupt control-freak regime (yet) take it up for a change. just let it all hang out.

    Comment by belledame222 — January 30, 2007 @ 2:29 pm |Reply

  10. If only…

    Comment by Lucy — January 30, 2007 @ 2:46 pm |Reply


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