Mat Staver and Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel oppose allowing gay couples or individuals to adopt children and they make the absolutely reprehensible claim that gays are “purchasing children” like “having little pets.” Because that’s totally different than when straight parents who can’t have children adopt. Has it occurred to them that the tens of thousands of children adopted by gay parents, a large percentage of whom are at-risk children, were often abandoned by straight parents? This is just such a vile insult aimed at tens of thousands of people that they don’t know and never will, people who have dedicated their lives to raising children they’ve adopted. But to Staver and Barber, they aren’t even human. They’re just an evil abstraction that they can accuse without evidence. Assholes.