If anyone has ever forwarded homophobic rationalizations for disallowing same-sex couples to adopt, chances are they're based on the work of George Rekers. Same for reparative therapy, a.k.a. holding therapy for the queers.
And if George Rekers' dubious, agenda-driven scholarship on gay parenting was right, PPL would be packed to the gills with case archives of the few (by comparison) out gay parents permitted to adopt, despite being easy targets for discrimination and violence-fueled homophobia in this area.
Alas, that is not the case. And as it turns out, the evidence is stacking up pretty heavily that George Rekers himself is a closet-case.
An officer of the holding therapy outfit National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), and, with James Dobson, a founding member of the Family Research Council, George Rekers is one of these well-paid professional bigots who makes a living haranguing gays both in the public sphere and in the legal one. Until 2008, Florida was the only state in the US that bans gay adoptions, outright, of course using the now-standard "risky lifestyle" and what-about-the-children arguments. They had the expert testimony of George Rekers in Lofton vs Sec. of Florida DCF(1977) to thank.
A recent (Feb 2010) publication has him again making the specious pronouncement that children adopted by gays are gonna run out and commit suicide.