Monday 23 October 2017

Opposing gay adoption doesn't make you a bigot

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Alan Shatter

Here's a little story that came to mind yesterday while I was perusing Alan Shatter's comments at the Marriage Equality convention.

Back in the day, I was friendly with a gay couple who looked after a teenage boy. The kid came from a typically horrible dysfunctional background. He had been in and out of care and was beginning to dabble in smack. In short, he was well on his way to becoming another statistic, fodder for either Mountjoy or Mount Jerome and a menace to everyone else in between.

However, under the unofficial guidance of my two friends, he began to get his head together and the more time he spent with them the more he began to see that there was more to life than hanging off a needle.

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