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Fox News psychiatrist: ‘Narcissistic’ LGBT adoptions will lead to polygamy

By David Edwards
Friday, May 18, 2012 9:53 EDT
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Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow speaks to Fox News
 
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A member of the Fox News Medical A-Team on Thursday warned that legalizing polygamy was inevitable if “narcissistic” LGBT couples were allowed to adopt children.

During a discussion about President Barack Obama’s recent “evolution” on marriage equality, psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow wandered off topic to tell Fox Business host Lou Dobbs that there was “some psychology in the background of this issue” that had to do with children being adopted by same sex couples.

“Children in same sex households, unless the donor of sperm or ova — eggs — is known, which is unusual, unless that’s the case, these kids don’t know their biological parents,” the Fox News “expert” pointed out. “Now, we don’t know the psychological impact of that at all and we need the data, we really do.”

“We are making public policy, as you suggest here, on the adoption of children without an understanding of the psychological impact that effect will have on their conduct and behavior,” Dobbs agreed. “And we seem to be doing so as though we’ve been inspired on high to do so. It’s really been remarkable the manifestation of our disregard for successive generations.”

“And it’s the opposite of inspiration on high, which suggests that you would empathize and care for others,” Ablow replied. “This is narcissistic. I feel like it so I’m going to do it — no matter what the science might show. And we need the data.”

He added: “But the bottom line is, how did we decide that kids are just fine to grow up absent their biological parents? Because why? Because we love each other. Well, three people can love each other so polygamy has to be close behind. How can you have same sex marriage and not believe that three people can fall in love, which they absolutely can?”

While Ablow obviously has a low opinion of LGBT people (he compared a transgender reality star to an anorexic and heroin addict last year), his problem with adoption is not limited to same sex couples.

In February, the psychiatrist suggested that Media Matters founder David Brock was “dangerous” because he “is an adopted boy.”

“He’s a dangerous man, because having followers and waging war,” Ablow explained to Fox News host Steve Doocy. “This is an adopted boy who needs to plumb the depths of his psyche. He was adopted. Many adopted children are tremendously well-adjusted, but for some reason, this man feels he’s unloved and unloveable, shunted to the side, and that’s the antidote he feels: unlimited power.”

According to the American Psychological Association, “there is no evidence to suggest that lesbian women or gay men are unfit to be parents or that psychosocial development among children of lesbian women or gay men is compromised.”

But Ablow has also accused American Psychological Association of being “infected” by “manipulations of the truth on a scale never before known.”

Watch this video from Fox Business News’ Lou Dobbs Tonight, broadcast May 18, 2012.


(h/t: Media Matters)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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