Friday, April 25, 2014

[USA] "Cokie Roberts pushes back against anti-gay statements" by Jonathan Capehart

This is an interesting piece in that although US based, it references the ACHESS (The Australian Study in Child Health in Same-Sex Families) by Dr Simon Crouch. 

Cokie Roberts
"Franklin Graham wasn’t the only one disparaging same-sex couples and their families on yesterday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Ralph Reed, formerly of the Christian Coalition and now chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, got into the act. He did so by making apples-and-oranges comparisons between gay and straight parents. And he did it using President Obama’s words to boot. But Cokie Roberts didn’t let him get away with it.

Guest host Martha Raddatz asked Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, if he agreed with Graham’s assertion that Putin is doing what’s right for Russia. “I have two children I adopted from a Russian orphanage. And I see the way that Mr. Putin has used Russian orphans as pawns,” Moore said. “There are children and orphans in orphanages all over Russia who are waiting for parents, he has shut down adoption from America. So I don’t see him as a — as a sympathetic figure. But I would agree with Reverend Graham that a child needs both a mom and a dad.”

Enter Reed....."

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