His recent column is an interesting one about gay adoption. One expects the worst from Dreher, but he surprises.
I find myself convinced of the truth of the Church's teaching, but also without a good argument for why orphans are better off languishing without loving parents than they are being in a nurturing home with a same-sex couple. I do believe heterosexual couples seeking adoption should be privileged, because I believe a mother and a father are in principle the best arrangement for children. But I can't say I have any real objection to same-sex couples adopting, even though I have a somewhat guilty conscience about that.So as the Institutional Church refuses to participate in any adoption lest a gay person take in a child (oh, the horror! the horror!) let's also be thankful that even a conservative has to admit the truth of the matter, that GLBT adoption helps kids and kids should be helped.
One step at a time.