Florida gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Bill McCollum tried to distance himself on Monday from recent remarks to the Florida Baptist Witness that the state's gay adoption laws should be expanded to ban gay foster parents.
Said McCollum: "I have no recollection of my specific words. I’m not trying to parse with you; I just don’t. But I’m telling you what I believe today, and that is, that the laws are inconsistent, and that there needs to be a review.”
McCollum's words were, according to the FBW: "I think that it would be advisable [to expand the law]. I really do not think that we should have homosexuals guiding our children. I think that it’s a lifestyle that I don’t agree with. I realize a lot of people do. It’s my personal faith, religious faith, that I don’t believe that the people who do this should be raising our children. It’s not a natural thing. You need a mother and a father. You need a man and a woman. That’s what God intended."