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Friday, June 25, 2010

Evidence For the Religious Right and Conservative GOP That Children Can do Much Worse Than Gay Parents

Turns out the most depressing things sold at Walmart aren't found inside the store. A couple allegedly offered to sell their 6-month-old baby for $25 to two strangers in a Salinas, California Walmart parking lot.

This story, unfortunately, has a little bit of everything in it.  It clearly highlights the danger of "meth", a subject upon which I have touched and done a movie The Devil's Drug.

It also shows how ludicrous the argument is that children are always worse off if they have gay parents or adoptive gay parents.  Children need love and a safe environment - having the ability to birth children does not guarantee either of those things.  Just ask Samantha below.

According to the AP:

"Patrick Fousek, 38, and Samantha Tomasini, 20, were arrested early Wednesday, hours after Fousek allegedly approached two women outside Walmart and asked if they'd like to purchase his child.

The women initially thought Fousek was joking, but when he became persistent, they became suspicious and reported it to police

When police arrived at their house, they found Fousek and Tomasini high on—you guessed it!—meth. Child Protective Services took the baby, and Fousek and Tomasini have been charged with being under the influence of narcotics and child endangerment.

And that's your depressing Walmart story of the week.

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