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What is your opinion of the recent news story of the family in California putting their daughter up for adoption because she was gay?

if you disagree what would have been a proper reaction in your opinion?

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If you learn your child is gay, you take a deep breath and get over it. You try to learn ways to help them deal with the reaction of the rest of the world (some of whom are going to be nasty about it). Then you go back to helping them with their homework, saving up for college or trade school, and generally raising him/her to be a responsible, happy adult.
This child, if the story is true, must be devastated. To be cast aside like unwanted furniture over something that, after all, she inherited through one of her "perfect" parent's genetic line -- it's ridiculous and cruel. I don't know where she will end up, but with THOSE parents she will be better off.

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It's so sad :/ I've heard of people doing this with disabled children too.
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Stars to you!
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FYI I did some research and it was all a hoax! Sorry for the inconvenience
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The stars are all yours
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Well, I'm glad to hear it was a hoax. No apology needed from Southern Boy; you didn't pull the hoax, after all.
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I think that is terrible. I think if you truly love you child you would try to understand.

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I havent seen that story but find it appalling if it is in fact true. Their shouldnt even be a reaction to hearing something like that from your child. People are born gay... not made gay. The parents DNA created that child.... they are just unhappy with their results.
Shame on them.

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I have a question, do you support abortion? I'm just curious.
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I guess I should have stated their reasoning for it, was they didn't know how to raise a child who chose a life style they disagreed with. They stated they hoped she was adopted by a gay friendly family
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I support abortion before the third trimester. No matter what, southernboy, that was an awful, bigoted thing to do. And being gay isn't a choice.
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Did I say it was?
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No matter what they said, they are despicable people.
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Well I think that family is just stupid. Who would do that?!

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I think I would have to hear what the parents have to say before judging.

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Go checkout my comment on neos answer
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Neanderthal that is
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I see. I think that's a mistake of them, but if they meant well than they meant well.
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Well you have to consider, had they tried to change her, then everyone on the site would still be complaining
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What do you mean?
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Had they tried to have her counseled then everyone would be mad about that too!
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Oh yes I see. You're right.
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FYI I did some research and it was all a hoax! Sorry for the inconvenience
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Oh that's okay. Thanks for letting me know!
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I hadn't heard this, but if it's true, it's a terrible thing to do to their daughter.

Those parents must be very ignorant and hateful. Yes - hateful of their own child.

Very nasty people.

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I would not have given the child up for adoption, as I find that to be the parents taking the easy way out. Simply cowardice. End of story.

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Preppy what is your view on abortion?
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it's murder, life begins at conception, there is absolutely no biological refutation for that fact, the heartbeat, the vital sign of life, begins at 22 days of pregnancy, before most women even know they are pregnant, and to kill an innocent, living, and defenseless child in the womb, Is murderous, violent, and just plain evil. Abortion, no matter what the intention, circumstances, or whatever situation someone is in, is ALWAYS wrong (note, capitals in this case mean I am stressing something, I am not yelling at you)
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I know you're not yelling at me my friend.I have been following all your ans and comments for a couple of days and saw you had some slamming matches.I admire your courage to speak your mind and that is why you always have my support.
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Yeah, I get into some pretty uh.. shall we say vicious, arguments on here sometimes. I appreciate the support, though I am curious. What is your own view on abortion?
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I'm totally against it.Any problem a child is born with is really no problem at all when it is given the love it deserves.UNDER no circumstances.
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I'm glad to hear that, it's heartening to see that more and more people are coming to be against such a horrific action.
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it is hard to Imagine a judge granting termination of parental rights on that basis alone. it's among the cruelest things I've heard of parents doing to a child lately. although we all know parents are capable of doing almost unimaginable things to their children. ultimately, this may end up among the best of things these people do for this unfortunate situation. as for the parents themselves, as people, they don't make the cut! if this is really based solely on the girls sexual orientation, they're selfish morons, and shouldn't be parenting anyway. I take back my earlier statement, ( on second thought) I can see how a judge could easily allow an adoption for this girl. it's absolutely horrible, this whole situation!

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FYI I did some research and it was all a hoax! Sorry for the inconvenience
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southernboy, no need for you to apologize. but, you know, it really makes one wonder. how/why would it even occur to somebody to pull such a nasty thing on people? it seems it would almost have to be a very immature person, that hasn't had enough life experience to develop real empathy. it's just really sad. what a world we live in!. anyway, thanks for the update. bye.
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Makes me sick. It's disturbing, sickening and awful. Not to mention the emotional pain and damage this will cause the girl. I will love my children no matter what. Even if they were to commit a heinous crime. I would still love them, would just be disappointed. These people should NOT be parents if they cannot handle having a gay child. I cannot understand what is wrong with them. That girl needs their love, support and comfort. She will face enough obstacles for being gay.

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No prob
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Technically, they're allowed to do that.

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Personally I thought it was actually quite respectful of them! But I found out, it was a hoax
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lol i figured it might be
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I've never heard of that, but to me, that's just horrible. I mean, in a way, it's better than just having parents who absolutely hate you and you still have to live in the same house as them and instead offering them a new life where they can start over. But to me, if you truly love someone, you will accept them for who they are. They are the same person that you raised and love, so why does knowing their sexuality change how you feel about them?

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