But isn't homosexual adoption better than foster care...

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A reader commented asking whether I would not prefer a child be adopted by a homosexual couple than to live in foster care. To which I respond:

As for sodomite adoption as an alternative to foster care, one evil doesn't justify another. And no, I would not myself rather be adopted by a sodomite pair than to be in the home of a loving, Christian foster father and mother. Even a loving non-Christian foster father and mother. Even an unloving non-Christian foster father and mother. Even an unloving non-Christian foster father. Even an unloving non-Christian foster mother. Even an unloving non-Christian orphanage of ten-thousand. Even the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

Imagine growing up with every second of every day...

week, month, and year having no escape from suffering the extreme discomfort of observing up close and most intimately one of the most shameful things known to man. It would be like the midwife yanking the umbilical cord from the inside and using it to turn a child inside out there in the birth room, then telling the child that this is his unique life, his diversity, his special gift. Heart and lungs and stomach and intestines and liver on the outside and mouth and eyes and nose on the inside. Imagine that!

But growing up a boy or girl within the shame of sodomite or lesbian coupling would be much, much worse. Unless, of course, the child came to see life inside out as normal and began to enjoy the smell.

That would be even worse, leading to the torments of Hell being perceived as the glories of Heaven.

And no, I'm not homophobic. A phobia is an irrational fear and I've never considered anyone's fear of sodomy, fornication, adultery, or bestiality the least bit irrational because I know and love men and women tempted by homosexuality.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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