Rep. Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville, said she still believes homosexual couples should not be allowed to adopt children. In fact, in addition to e-mail correspondence with a master’s student at Vanderbilt publicized recently, in which she said as much, she has also said homosexual couples may molest the children they adopt.
"We also have seen evidence that homosexual couples prey on young males and have, in some instances, adopted them in order to have unfretted access to subject them to a life of molestation and sexual abuse," she said.
Maggert said it's just the opposite, and the research she's read comes from a variety of sources, including the ACLU and Focus on the Family, a Christian group.
I would love to actually see this research from the ACLU, or anywhere, really. It seems that she is making this stuff up, seeing as the APA, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and a host of other organizations that actually do the research seem to disagree with her.
We have got to call her on this. There is no reason that a voter instated official should be allowed to get away with this sort of thing. If you have time, please contact her and ask her for her sources.
Update 1: My attempts to contact Ms. Maggart have yet to yield any information on this supposed “research”. I’ll still make attempts, but it isn’t looking to good for her.