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Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:05 AM

Republicans introduce a bill to make it legal for adoption agencies to discriminate

Source: LGBTQ Nation




By Bil Browning · Monday, April 23, 2018

Christian conservatives have been clamoring for “religious freedom” laws meant to give them a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people recently. Republican politicians, always willing to appease the religious right in exchange for their political loyalty, have been happy to appease their base.

This time, GOP lawmakers have introduced federal legislation in both the House and Senate that would allow adoption and child welfare agencies to discriminate against gay and lesbian couples. The organization could simply cite their “religious beliefs or moral convictions” regardless of the best interests of the child.

The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act is far more insidious than allowing groups to discriminate against LGBTQ couples, however. It would withhold 15% of the federal funds a state receives to administer child welfare programs if it tries to enforce local nondiscrimination laws preventing anti-LGBTQ discrimination.

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins loves the idea, of course. The religious right organization has deep ties to the current administration has been designated an anti-LGBT hate group.

Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/04/republicans-introduce-bill-make-legal-adoption-agencies-discriminate/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:12 AM

1. Kick for exposure

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:15 AM

2. If they do get any real opposition to this bill...

The supporters will use that lesbian couple that drove off a cliff with their adopted kids as a bad example, of course.

Meanwhile, "good Christian" adoptive parents will continue to abuse, enslave and kill kids they adopt, while the same supporters of this bill will be dead silent.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:26 AM

3. Religious freeDUMB to opress others.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:26 AM

4. if this abomination passes

I feel genuinely sorry for the LGBT children who will be forced into intolerant homes. The suicide and homeless rates will climb even more than they already have under the Trump admin.

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Response to arithia (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 12:55 PM

12. The thing is...

They won't be forced into homes, they won't be adopted at all. They'll just age out of foster care when they turn 18. No social capital that should come with having a family, no loving network of support, just bootstraps all by yourself.

The stats for young adults aging out of foster care aren't good at all...

I have a nagging suspicion that "Not my problem" is a common thing said to young people aging out of foster care by the same people cheering these kinds of bills on.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 01:44 PM

14. Im aware the bulk will age out of foster care. I'm speaking from personal experience

One of my best friends in childhood was adopted by a religious nutjob. When my friend came out as Bi, she was disowned in her teenage years and kicked out on the street. Were it not for my family, she surely would have been homeless and likely would have died given her psych problems. She is not my only story like this.

I have no doubt that this will happen to others. I have no doubt that children will be forced into cruel conversion "therapy" torture programs. I have no doubt that kids will end up dead if they are adopted into intolerant homes because it happens *now*, regardless of how many children are aging out of foster care.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:34 AM

5. Good. I for one would never want to allow Republicans to adopt children.

So I'd encourage agencies to discriminate against them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:48 AM

6. And yet there are children aging out of foster care, so why is this being proposed?

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 12:08 PM

9. If the republican Christians would adopt, there would be none for the LGBTQ to adopt. Problem sol

If the republican Christians would adopt, there would be none for the LGBTQ to adopt.

Problem solved.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 12:50 PM

11. Exactly! Exactly! That's what I say...

If gays adopting is such a problem for right wing Evangelicals, then why doesn't that silent majority go out there and adopt all the children BEFORE these children have to experience the horror, THE HORROR, of being adopted by loving gay people, right?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 12:04 PM

7. I just wonder what would happen if "states" decided all by themselves to take a look

at someones voting registration and see if they voted republican and then child services can say "nope your a bigot" next, no children for you-----------------that's all these have nothing but fucking hate..................

I just wonder what they would do if it was one of there family members .............

They really do not have any principles ...................none

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 12:05 PM

8. How long until we can discriminate against the 'wrong' type of Christian?

How long until we can discriminate against the 'wrong' type of Christian?

Many Catholics/Protestants feel that the other is not a true Christian.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 12:10 PM

10. I don't think they understand what "inclusion" means.

But that's how they name bills now - a word salad of tags to make it seem like a good thing no matter how much damage it does.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 01:15 PM

13. Another stubid law that won't hold up in the courts. n/t

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