Let the gay bashing begin | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Let the gay bashing begin

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 3:43 PM

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved the form of the Family Council's measure to address the most pressing issue of the day -- reducing the number of homes in which children in need of families may be placed.

The idea is to beat up on gay people by preventing them from adopting and foster parenting. But to do so, the proposed initiated act must prohibit adoption by all unmarried couples, gay or straight. The revised proposal will have voters declare that this is in the best interest of children. Really. It is in the best interest of children to deny them the fullest range of opportunties for succor in difficult times. They could not, for example, be placed for adoption in the home of a grandmother living outside matrimony with a man so that she might retain retirement benefits from her late husband.

National and local polls indicate Arkansas voters may be ready to see past this hateful sham. They may be ready to show they understand that the world has bigger problems and children too few safe harbors in a dangerous world.. The polls show the war, health care and education far outweigh concerns about further oppressing a tiny minority of the population and hurting children in the process.

If it is in the best interest to put adopted children and foster children only in the homes of married couples, where is the ballot intiative to make this the law for ALL children? Let us create vast state camps to hold the children now cared for by unmarried couples and single parents who cohabitate periodically. Is this not what Jesus would do?

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