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Romney says he's "fine" with gay couples adopting children
CBS NEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Walt Cronkite

Posted on 05/11/2012 6:50:11 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade

(CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he is "fine" with gay couples adopting children. The presumptive nominee also declined to criticize President Obama's reversal on the issue, saying he would "respect the right of the president to reach the conclusion he has."

In his most detailed comments to date on the issue of civil rights for gay people, Romney told Fox News television host Neil Cavuto, "I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That's fine. But my preference is that we ... continue to define marriage as the relationship between man and a women."

The statement seemed to put Romney in the position of condoning same-sex families with children as long as the parents do not marry.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; adoption; gayadoption; homosexualagenda; obama; parenting; parents; romney; romney2012; romneytruthfile
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Reason #243 why a vote for Romney is no different than a vote for Obama.
1 posted on 05/11/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I started out with that position but have met far to many seriously brain screwed people who resulted from gay parents.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 6:52:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Romney is letting the Obama MSM control the narrative. Gay rights is not a big issue in this election. Obama is going to lose votes because of his stand on gay marriage. Time to get off the subject.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 6:53:30 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

He needs to see the news photos of the freaky homosexuals in San Francisco leading little children around with dog collars and leashes.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 6:54:08 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Child abuse, pure and simple.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 6:54:36 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Boy, Romney’s got that etch-a-sketch working 24/7.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 6:54:36 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Above My Pay Grade
The presumptive nominee also declined to criticize President Obama's reversal on the issue, saying he would "respect the right of the president to reach the conclusion he has."

Yes, keep being Mr. Nice Guy. It worked so well for McCain.

7 posted on 05/11/2012 6:54:56 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I cannot believe that he said that. He’s a stupid, stupid man.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 6:55:52 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Battle of the HyperFlatulent, ScumSucking, ToadKissing Crapweasels, coming this fall to a TV near you.

Sarah save me.

9 posted on 05/11/2012 6:57:01 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

What about the children? Shouldn’t they have a say in this? Shouldn’t they be able to say, “I want a normal life with a normal family”?


10 posted on 05/11/2012 6:57:57 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

For me, it’s the adopting children part of this gay marriage issue that is the most troubling.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 6:58:15 AM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Out of the fire, into the frying pan.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 6:58:30 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
This sailboat is tacking back and forth so fast. Romney can sure trim sail. But what he needed to say is that with adoption waiting lists for infants there is no need for anything other than married couples adopting babies. And Romney himself defines married couples as male and female.

Romney is hurting himself on this issues by alienating everyone from faggots to Focus on the Family.

13 posted on 05/11/2012 7:03:35 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

this makes me nauseous!!! As a adoptive mom of 5 adult children I cannot fathom the damage done to these already needy ones!! I truly am struggling this election....
Polly


14 posted on 05/11/2012 7:03:35 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

CBS hoped to touch off a firestorm distraction with the question.

Romney either actually thinks this way, or he doesn’t feel like he knows how to defend the obvious moral position on the issue.

Either way, in the long run, this is going to lead to a split-up of the United States, and possibly a civil war with terrible consequences.

The effects of gay adoption won’t be seen clearly for years, when the children’s stories start to come out.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 7:04:07 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
I am getting so sick with all this queer stuff..The election as far as I know is not about queers but about getting Obama out of Washington..What is going on is these filthy democrats started all of this to keep the real important things out of the news like Obama and his destruction of America..So move on and who cares if the filthy morons marry their pig mates,they are not really married..

Take a good look at the goof balls getting married they look like fools..Lets work on getting fool and his bunch ofcriminals ourt of Washington...

16 posted on 05/11/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I just dont understand...all he has to do is comment on the Economy, strong national defense/borders, and tax relief, and leave all the other social muddling alone, and he wins easily! Im also uncomfortable with his Romneycare history, some liberal social positions as governor, but Obama is actively trying to destroy my country. Im focusing on electing conservative congressmen, senators and local officials as the best way to get change...


17 posted on 05/11/2012 7:06:03 AM PDT by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Here’s the thing....and keep an open mind.

First, I agree somewhat with your comment. I think Romney’s waffling on the subject but he does somehow wiggle in the notion that children are better off raised by two parents of the opposite sex. It ain’t rocket science. Each parent brings something to the equation and it’s the difference in their genders that make a child well-rounded, loved and able to go on their own with all the elements of survival as was God’s plan.

BUT....a while ago I suggested, not on this forum but I do forget where, that perhaps homosexual parents could adopt children that no one else would adopt.

Like I said....open mind.

There are children so handicapped that no one is willing, of just can’t, care for them. They spend their lives in sterile, loveless institutions.

Well my comment caused a pile of rage...who did I think I was casting off handicapped children as second class...that sort of thing.

No. This is common sense.

I’ve a stepdaughter who couldn’t have children. When she went to adopt a child she was unable, I don’t know why, to get a newborn or even younger child to bring into her home to love and raise. I dunno, she was poor, didn’t own her own house....well I dunno why she couldn’t get a baby but she couldn’t.

She’s a nice enough person as I saw it but newborns often have a bevy of would-be parents vying for them.

Anyway, she was able to adopt a child who was very handicapped. I tell you, Mary(false name) has been the most devoted mother to this child. The child, now a teenager, is retarded and I think she’s considered autistic. She has to wear diapers and be specially educated.

Anyway, this child probably would not have been adopted had Mary not been able to get a newborn/young child.

It’s just common sense, the way it is...take your pick.

I think a child is better off with same sex parents if they are otherwise unadoptable and by my true example above, it’s not that I deem same sex parents as less than human no more than those in charge of adopting out babies deemed Mary less than perfect to get a very adoptable child.

Anyway, I know Romney couldn’t say that I suppose, darn there would have been a firestorm of condemnation.

My point being that if same sex parents really want a child so much they should be willing to take a child that would otherwise spend a sad life in a sterile loveless institution.

Never mind that this same child will not get the advantage of being raised by opposite sexed parents, to learn the ways of the species. For a severely handicapped child, that’s the least of their problems.

Just food for thought, don’t want to fight.


18 posted on 05/11/2012 7:06:16 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Clara Lou

it’s worse than I though, and still going downhill. the smell of a brokered convention is getting even stronger


19 posted on 05/11/2012 7:06:50 AM PDT by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: popdonnelly

,....and if Romney doesn’t stand against Obama on this issue, we are once again without options. Maybe we DO NEED a brokered convention.

Going to give the Romney campaign a call today. Flood those phones with distain over this issue.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 7:06:57 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

How can I vote for that rudderless tool?


21 posted on 05/11/2012 7:10:08 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Romney has said that he supports the homosexual agenda more than Ted Kennedy did. Anything he says now must be run through that filter.

Anyway you look at it, Romney is a liar.


22 posted on 05/11/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT by Tau Food (I am not a Romney Republican.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Years ago, I could never have dreamed that we would be turning children over to homosexuals and lesbians as something that they were entitled to be able to pick up at the orphanage (or it’s current equivalent) to keep.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 7:12:31 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Obama, Romney,"Eurasia" "Eastasia" "Oceania" I can't keep up with the players anymore.)
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To: popdonnelly

For zero to win, this election HAS to be about issues other than the economy.

His team just: energized his base, made the election a civil rights issue, defined RINOmney as a anti-gay bully, etc.

Coincidence? I don’t think so...


24 posted on 05/11/2012 7:14:37 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: Teotwawki

I wonder how anybody, right, left or middle of the road, could support, or even make sense of, Romney’s conflicting positions on the two related issues.

I strongly oppose both, but it seems to me that if you support homosexual adoptions, you ought to support same sex “marriage” first. Is it better for a child to be adopted by a two homosexuals with no legal committment to one another than by two who are legally “married”?

Also, while I oppose same sex “marriage” for many reasons, in the end, it mainly, directly, affects the “couples” involved in it. Homosexual adoption directly and profoundly affects innocent children.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 7:16:03 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: pollywog

Obama’s friends in the news media - and that’s just about everybody in the news media - are trying to make gay rights a big issue. Like I said, Obama’s stand on gay marriage is going to cost him votes. Leave gay rights alone, and let Obama be on the defensive.


26 posted on 05/11/2012 7:18:51 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
He is an ass wipe, both wrong & politically stupid. The position is wrong. Adoption is more damaging to society than “marriage.” Beyond that, he's playing the MSM game by allowing this to distract from the economy.
27 posted on 05/11/2012 7:21:07 AM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Pimping out orphans for political reasons is disgusting !


28 posted on 05/11/2012 7:22:38 AM PDT by jonatron (This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.)
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>>>Pimping out orphans for political reasons is disgusting !<<<

I might just make this my new tagline.


29 posted on 05/11/2012 7:24:33 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: Tau Food
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30 posted on 05/11/2012 7:26:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: stickywillie

I don’t believe the convention will be brokered. I think the Republican party is perfectly satisfied to let Obama have his second term, so that they (the Republicans) can have the next term or two. That’s how it works, usually. I can’t see that anyone who can cause brokering is interested in doing it, particularly for the sake of finding a more conservative candidate.
And WHO would be the candidate from a brokered convention? Santorum’s been rejected (not that I cared for him), Newt is hated, I cannot see the upper crust of the party going with Palin. Who?
It’s just my podunk opinion that a brokered convention isn’t going to happen.


31 posted on 05/11/2012 7:27:52 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Teotwawki

Exactly.


32 posted on 05/11/2012 7:29:44 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: ransacked
Child abuse, pure and simple.

I was adopted out of foster care by married heterosexuals who physically, verbally, and psychologically abused the crap out me and my sister (also adopted) until I left home at age 17 and never looked back. I can't imagine that my childhood would have been any worst than what I endured simply because my adopted parents happened to be gay.

33 posted on 05/11/2012 7:38:20 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Clara Lou
I don’t believe the convention will be brokered. I think the Republican party is perfectly satisfied to let Obama have his second term, so that they (the Republicans) can have the next term or two. That’s how it works, usually.

This all boils down to who you want nominating the next two Supreme Court Justices. Anyone ready to risk settling for another Obama term is risking everything in my view. I'll gladly vote for the nominee so this doesn't happen!.

34 posted on 05/11/2012 7:45:54 AM PDT by JennyG
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Other folks can desperately twist themselves into pretzels trying to justify voting for this creep. I won’t. No matter how some try to fool themselves that he’s changed, his liberal core always outs itself.


35 posted on 05/11/2012 7:48:14 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Labyrinthos
I was adopted out of foster care by married heterosexuals who physically, verbally, and psychologically abused the crap out me and my sister (also adopted) until I left home at age 17 and never looked back. I can't imagine that my childhood would have been any worst than what I endured simply because my adopted parents happened to be gay.

I am so so sorry! As a former foster parent and adoptive parent, this absolutely breaks my heart to read. I know there has been so much abuse in the system that is absolutely wrong.

HOWEVER yes! The opening up of gay adoptions will make what you have gone through ( and no I am not minimizing your pain) pale in comparrison.

36 posted on 05/11/2012 7:49:58 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: JennyG

I’ve thought about the SC nominations that will be coming up. For Obama to be able to make those nominations would be a mega-disaster.


37 posted on 05/11/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Of course Romney supports gay marriage. Nobody supports gay adoption, but says the adopting parents shouldn’t be allowed to be married. His actions in MA did more to usher in gay marriage than probably any other elected official in the country.

That’s not a reason not to vote for him IMO if/when the only other option is helping to reelect Obama.


38 posted on 05/11/2012 7:55:15 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: popdonnelly
ObamanMSM controling the narrative on gay marriage; Right on the money.

Gay rights not being a big issue this election: Right again.

Obama losing vote on gay marriage stand; Dead wrong. Lose Black votes? Maybe less than .1%. Lose Women votes? Not over gay marriage. Lose Hispanic votes? Not with his trying to take over the Maricopa County Sheriff's Dept. Lose Jewish votes? Did you see Biden’s reception at that meeting in Atlanta?
Na, Obama ain't gonna lose a single vote over gay marriage because Romney will ‘evolve” over the campaign to be just an Obama shadow.

39 posted on 05/11/2012 7:57:40 AM PDT by Tupelo (GARY JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT)
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To: Clara Lou

>>>I’ve thought about the SC nominations that will be coming up. For Obama to be able to make those nominations would be a mega-disaster.<<<

I agree, but a lefty like Romney making those nominations would also be a mega-disaster. At least with Obama making them, the Republicans in the Senate would likely vote down (assuming they take the Senate) or fillibuster any especially radical nominees.

Romney could much more easily get a Liberal, activist justice confirmed.


40 posted on 05/11/2012 7:58:49 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Other folks can desperately twist themselves into pretzels trying to justify voting for this creep.

That's the problem with RINOs. The mushy middle will go as far left as they need to so they can still support them.
41 posted on 05/11/2012 7:58:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I think I’ll have to place my hope in the Republicans taking the senate. I’ll vote for Obama’s opposition, most likely with no enthusiasm whatsoever.


42 posted on 05/11/2012 8:09:47 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

That’s exactly where I am.


43 posted on 05/11/2012 8:10:40 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

A lousy place to be. =(


44 posted on 05/11/2012 8:17:43 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

Agree. In my book, any vote for a third party candidate is a vote for Obama and part two of Amerika’s move to socialism. We can’t do that to future generations. I’m at the point where I wonder if there will even be an America for our descendants. It’s truly a scary thought.


45 posted on 05/11/2012 8:25:02 AM PDT by JennyG
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To: cripplecreek

Agreed. ...a terrible thing to do to an innocent child.


46 posted on 05/11/2012 8:25:58 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Based on what I have personally observed, it is NOT fine for homosexual couples to adopt. There is far too much dysfunction in the relationships I’ve observed for the environment to be beneficial for a child. I’d venture to say it would be better for the child to stay in the foster system than be stuck with these nutcases for parents.


47 posted on 05/11/2012 8:30:57 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Steely Tom
"Romney either actually thinks this way, or he doesn’t feel like he knows how to defend the obvious moral position on the issue."

Both thoughts are true. Also, this is his Etch-a-sketch answer to the socialists and RINOs to make sure they know that just like Obama, his views are evolving too and at some point in the future, he'll proudly take credit for his work getting gay marriage in Massachusetts.

48 posted on 05/11/2012 8:32:10 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: JennyG
any vote for a third party candidate is a vote for Obama
Agree with your entire post, but this emphatically. Not voting is also a vote for Obama. And we have so many here at FR saying that they'll do one of these two things.
49 posted on 05/11/2012 8:37:23 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: MEGoody

I dated a girl who had a transgender mother and gay “fathers” a few times. She seemed OK at first but it didn’t take long to figure out that she was a mess.

One of my lifelong friends is gay and he’ll tell you that gays shouldn’t adopt. He told me about going to some gay picnic at the Rainbow Farm before the raid. He said that there was some serious depravity going on in full view of children (two men “bathing” together as a group of naked men surrounded them and masturbated)


50 posted on 05/11/2012 9:00:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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