The Columbus Dispatch reports:
Phil Burress (left), leader of Citizens for Community Values, the Cincinnati-based group that spearheaded the 2004 ban on gay marriage, says the agenda this time hinges on children. Burress today distributed a column that focused a harsh, bright light on former Attorney General Jim Petro who earlier this year announced he supports a campaign to overturn the 2004 amendment to the Ohio Constitution requiring marriage to be between one man and one woman. Petro did not support the 2004 issue, something Burress and company have not forgotten nor forgiven.
The flyer even targets a newborn baby, Perto’s grandchild, birn to his lesbian daughter and her partner (emphasis is mine):
“Well, the Petros now have a grandson, and they are publicly cooing as most new grandparents do. Ecstatic or not, the reality is, this baby is actually the Petros’ adopted grandchild — no bloodrelation — because their daughter’s partner was the birth mother. The father? At the time of this writing, no one has said. Friend? Sperm donor? Who knows?… An identifiable father in a boy’s life, offering heritage, caretaking, known genetic background, wisdom, financial support, spiritual guidance? Dispensable, just as mothers are in the minds of two men who decide to be “parents.” Just as children often are in the world of sexual liberals when they are not wanted… Dadlessness is a significant deficit in a child’s life, but to do it deliberately, cavalierly, is close to child abuse. Every child deserves to know mom and dad. Homosexual parenting, deliberately excluding either a mom or dad, does not make sense, child-welfare-wise, and is frankly, cruel.“
So all adopting gay and lesbian parents (and heck, even ones who have kids through artificial insemination) are child abusers. Hey, wouldn’t that also include any straight couples who adopt anonymously?