Shuck and Jive

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Paul Stanley in His Own Words

If there was a doubt that Paul Stanley is targeting gays with his proposed legislation, here he is in his own words on OneNewsNow:
"We were having a lot of [unmarried] individuals apply to adopt children from state custody....And while single people can make very good parents, what we were finding is that some of those individuals were in same-sex relationships," he points out. "And we just thought it was not advantageous to have children who are the responsibility of the state being placed in such homes."Paul Stanley (R-Memphis).

Stanley believes married, heterosexual couples provide the best climate for raising children. "I don't think you can put a child in a home with two individuals of the same sex and meet the needs -- the emotional, the physical, the mental needs of that child to be a well-developed child as they move into adulthood," he contends.
Stanley is either completely misinformed or he is lying.

Meanwhile, there are one million homeless children in the United States and 1500 in Memphis alone. These are the children Stanley was elected to represent.

For Stanley it is better to live in the streets than in a home with gay parents.


  1. It makes absolutely no sense and there is not evidence to back it up. Yet people continue to believe it. What an ass.

  2. He's already won my "Asshat award". This is the same crappy law Arkansas passed last year. Is there anything those of us out of state can do to help?

  3. I think out of staters can get the word out about it, if nothing less, to shame us.

    Also go to Tennessee Equality Project's Facebook for more information on how you can help.

    Thanks for commenting!

    And Drew! Thanks for the shout!

  4. "For Stanley it is better to live in the streets than in a home with gay parents."

    As an Arkie let mention that if your proposed law is patterned after the recent Arkie law gays will not be prohibited from adopting. Only gays who cohabit will be excluded.

    Additionally the Ark law prohibits aunts, uncles, grandparents from adopting their own blood kin if relatives
    are living with an unmarried partner.

  5. Thanks Elwood. The Arkansas Sex Police must be busy.