Russia to ban foreign adoption for same-sex couples
I commend Russia for banning all foreign same-sex couples from adopting Russian children.
Men and women with homosexual tendencies must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Nonetheless homosexual acts must be considered wrong and intrinsically disordered. They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
Same-sex unions discriminates against children, since those adopted by two men or two women will no longer have a mother and father, but a “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.” Such children are deprived of half their origins.
The family - and through it, all human society - have their source and origin in marriage. Marriage is still ordered to the procreation and education of offspring even if this has eluded the minds and hearts of contemporary man. As the basic expression of man's social nature, marriage can only be understood as the lawful union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.
In rejecting erroneous opinions that support gay unions and adoption one does not limit but rather defends personal freedom and dignity realistically and authentically understood. Let us hope that all nations will follow Russia's lead in upholding traditional moral values.