The execrable Graham doubled down on recently-made gratuitously and outrageously insulting comments about gay people when he claimed on ABC's This Week Sunday that adoption of orphans by gay parents constitutes “recruiting” and that Russian President Vladimir Putin was justified in prohibiting same-sex adoptions.
Evangelistic political influence peddler Ralph Reed piled on, citing junk science statistics from the discredited University of Texas Regnerus Study as evidence that the social science is "irrefutable" that hetero households are superior for rearing children than gay households; then, as JMG pointed out, when he was challenged, he claimed that the "social science is just simply not in yet on same-sex couples,” though he had said just the opposite a few seconds earlier.
The 14,000-member American Sociological Association would beg to disagree.
Below Christopher Hitchens debates Ralph Reed after the death of Jerry Falwell. Reed's Faith and Freedom coalition is a bid to win back the allegiance of many of the Christian
followers he had duped and double-crossed while working with now-convicted felon Jack Abramoff.