After reading an article where a same-sex couple was denied adoption rights (after progressing down the adoption path to some extent), I was struck with a sudden understanding of the Right Wing Whacko's point of view on the subject.
I hate that. Don't you?
RWW's want to keep gays from becoming parents (or teachers, or politicians for that matter) because they are afraid "gay cooties" might rub off.
Well. They will, so no wonder RWW's spaz at the thought of some poor defenseless child being raised by one of Them! (Or, two of Them, more likely.)
Gay Cooties, is, of course, a euphemism for acceptance of what's generally referred to as "the gay lifestyle", another euphemism designed to get the point across of "being gay" without having a squick-inducing (or worse for an RWW, arousing) visual float behind your eyes.
Because, see, if a child is raised by gay parents, they are going to have to work very hard, one hopes, to hate them for being gay, regardless of any loud idiotic assertions made around puberty, especially if they're followed by statements like "You Don't Understand" and the slamming of any nearby doors. Gay parents, will, in fact, inculcate their children with the devastating-to-RWW's yet entirely reasonable idea that GAY=OK.
Now, what this means to RWWs is that it is better for a child to have no parents at all, than to have parents who might raise them with "The Wrong Ideas".
[Note, if you take this concept to its utmost extreme, one could be surprised by the fact that RWWs don't agitate to remove children from the homes, of, say....Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, agnostics, internet programmers, or people who watch public television on a regular basis, in order to ensure that the ideological purity -- er, safety -- of these children is maintained.]
So, let me reiterate, of the gazillion children desperately in need of loving homes, caring parents, and stable home lives, RWWs would rather those children suffer than receive their just due, if the alternative is to have them raised by people who might teach them tolerance.
And Right Wing Whackos claim to be pro-family-values.
RWW -- the incredibly apt term coined by Medley.