THE SETUP

A big controversy blew up the other day when one of Twitter Nigeria’s favourite children declared that homosexual people shouldn’t be allowed to adopt children. Is there an argument to be made here?

THE FORMATION

Biodun

Biodun

Rachael

Rachael

Eniola

Eniola

Jumoke

Jumoke

Niyi

Niyi

Taiwo

Taiwo

Spencer

Spencer

Hauwa

Hauwa

Tony

BIODUN

Homosexual folk made a choice to deviate from the norm, a choice which is theirs to make. The norm, in this case, is two people of different sexes coming together in a relationship which may later lead to having children. I think if you willingly enter into an arrangement that you know from the onset has a zero chance of procreation, you shouldn’t be allowed any undue advantage. Why would you want to adopt other peoples’ children? Why should you be allowed to do so, especially as the child has no say in the matter? If all of us were gay, there wouldn’t be any children to adopt in the first place so what are you even saying?

I particularly don’t support allowing children to be raised in such a skewed atmosphere where they grow up believing that the aberration being practised by their gay parents is how things should be. As of today, homosexuality is an aberration. If it wasn’t then two people of the same should be able to make their own babies. Until the day gay couples can conceive and carry their own children, let them enjoy love without the added blessings which children are.

RACHAEL

Is there anything that makes a homosexual couple less human than a heterosexual couple that they shouldn’t be allowed the joys of parenthood if they want to experience such? Are they psychopaths? Can they provide and care for the child? Are they capable of loving the child as every child should be loved?

This thing boils down to our ‘rebellion and punishment’ psyche. We feel that when a person goes against our societal values, they should be duly punished and accept the penance we serve them. Therefore, a homosexual person should be ready to stay childless if they want to marry their kind and not the other sex. I don’t think a person’s sexual orientation is enough to rule them unfit to have or care for a child.

ENIOLA

No.

JUMOKE

Being homosexual doesn’t automatically make you a bad parent, the same way being heterosexual doesn’t make most people good parents.

In my opinion, adoptions should be judged on the ability of the individuals to be good parents. Their sexuality shouldn’t even be a criteria.

NIYI

LOL. Some things are so ridiculous they shouldn’t even be justified with an argument. And the burden of proof should go the other way: Why shouldn’t homosexual folk get to adopt children?

TAIWO

Let’s just chuck it up to sexual preference hazard. You like folks that are the same sex as you? Your choice. But don’t be wanting to adopt because you can’t have kids without the opposite sex. You want a child, choose a partner from the other side of your sex divide. Besides, the next generation shouldn’t grow up thinking it’s okay to have sexual relationships with people of the same sex. It’s not okay.

SPENCER

There is an argument oh! Go and born your own.
But it’s not that simple. It’s easy to suggest that since homosexual folk can’t have children, they should remain that way. It is their reality.

However, adoption is also a child’s reality and finding a home is what’s most important. There are straight couples who can’t have kids and choose to adopt. The key is providing a kid with a loving home.

IF homosexuals are given the right to marry or whatever – depending on the society they’re in, then this should be a non-issue.

HAUWA

I don’t see the crime here? Is it that they’re incapable of loving a child normally? They’re helping to keep children off the street and providing them with a home and care. Any straight person that wants to start unnecessary argument should get married and adopt as many children as they can or build a home that can take care of children till they are of the age where they can fend for and take care of themselves without difficulty. Then those straight people can come back since they have a backstory or a reason to buttress their argument. But till then, please mind your own damn business, you’re not God.

TONY

Errrr… a part of me strongly doesn’t support it. I don’t know why I feel it will distort a lot of things in terms of the traditional family set up.

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