The Rotherham fostering scandal has had some interesting repercussions. The children in question were from an Eastern European gypsy family and the parents had never wanted to give them up into council care. So why were they interfered with? It looks very much as if Rotherham Social Services has got a policy of picking on gypsy families and telling them they are having too many children and are bad parents.
Sounds racist to me. Of course there are plenty of families of all sorts whose children have been snatched from time to time by bossy social services under a variety of pretexts. There is far too much of this going on. When people say that we need more couples to adopt, as there are so many children in care, they should stop and consider whether those children should ever have been taken from their parents in the first place. A lot of parents even flee this country just for the sake of hanging on to their own kids. We ought to do everything we can to support the natural parents who want to keep their children, helping them solve and cope with problems, not just taking their children away.
When Winston McKenzie, UKIP parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, heard about the Rotherham scandal, he was indignant and made some unguarded remarks about modern-day priorities when it comes to adoption and fostering. He is reported to have said that giving a child to a male homosexual couple is a form of "child abuse". I don't know whether Winston has been reading the research of Professor Mark Regnerus, which would lend some support to his views, but I do think that he is entitled to have his opinion and the fact remains that nobody has a "right" to adopt. Nobody has ever had any such "right" and the welfare of the children is the uppermost concern.
It is the lefties, trendies and Guardianistas of course, who have introduced this barmy notion of a "right to adopt". An academic has just warned the Home Secretary that even convicted paedophiles on the sex offenders register should have this "right to adopt" because otherwise we are denying their Yuman Rights.
Thank goodness there are still some people like Winston McKenzie who, although maybe a bit brusque, have got common sense, and having met him I would say that his heart is in the right place.
The reactions to Winston's comment were so blatantly racist that I didn't know whether to laugh or puke. Here is one typical remark found on Facebook:-
murphypresents Tom Murphy 15h
Look at this black boxking cunt says gay adoption is like child abuse ! Go back up the tree u came down ! pic.twitter.com/02VGDZNj
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Hundreds of similar messages appeared on "gay"-rights pages all over the internet, calling Winston a "nigger", a "wog", a "black sh-t", a "foreigner" because he comes from Jamaica and a "monkey-faced moron". They told him to "go back to the jungle" and "go back to where you belong" and one said "he's probably a cannible" (sic) Charming. I love the spelling!