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Monday, October 13, 2008

Vote No on Act 1

Posted By on Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 8:51 AM

Lowell Grisham, an Episcopalian priest who writes a column for the Northwest Arkansas Times, has a good column opposing Initiated Act 1, which would raise bars to adoption and foster parenting. One anecdote worth noting:

The Arkansas Family Council wants the government to interfere with this mother's decision about what is in the best interest of her own child. They want to prohibit everyone - straight or gay - from adopting or fostering a child if they are living with someone outside of marriage.

I know an unmarried couple who adopted a special needs child from Vietnam and saved that child from permanent life in an impoverished orphanage. The Arkansas Family Council wants to forbid this family's compassionate, loving generosity.

There are 3, 700 Arkansas foster children who need homes and only 1, 100 foster families offering to host them. But the Arkansas Family Council wants to restrict potentially qualified families with a blanket rule that prohibits unmarried adults who live together from fostering or adopting.

It's about kids, not the Family Council's sex obsession.


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