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Re: “A child left unprotected

Like the rest of you, this story breaks my heart. It also angers me more than I can express.

One of the things that most angered me is this dolt's fallback on victimization and scripture to deflect the approbation for his indefensible actions. He made a commitment to these kids. He couldn't keep it, for whatever reason. OK, I get that. So you just turn them over to some guy you recently fired with a smile and a wink? How dare you. I wonder what the quid-pro-quo was? We all know what Mr. Francis wanted out of this, but what did Harris promise him, or what did he take as compensation? Someone is getting subsidies here.

We already know that Harris has a problem following the law (and he's a State legislator? Terrifying!) because he's been found to perform religious indoctrination on kids in his care in his pre-school, which is state-subsidized. That's a clear violation of the First Amendment. But it leads me to wonder what this "good Christian man" traded to get the kids off his hands. If it were nothing, he could have just contacted child services, right?

But what I think breaks my heart more is that this pathetic hypocrite is one of those very loud "Christians" who are against LGBT people marrying or adopting. The State of Arkansas, in its oral arguments before the Arkansas Supreme Court, aggressively set out to prove that gay people make terrible parents.

Well, I can assure you, any of the tens of thousands of gay couples who have adopted children all across this nation would make hell of a lot better parents than this "devout" hypocrite.

I keep thinking of April deBoer (a pediatric nurse) and her partner (an ER nurse), who have, voluntarily (and very successfully) adopted and raised three special-needs kids. They were so badly damaged when they were adopted, and these two dedicated women, through their love and nurture have brought all three back from the abyss. The "good Christian" men at the top of the State of Michigan tried to prove in court that, because they are a same-sex couple, they would cause a bad outcome in children. BS!!! Even the Federal Judge who heard the case had to laud their parenting and their compassion.

Justin Harris is a pathetic loser compared to these women, yet he's allowed to have all the children he wants, as long as his spouse is of a different gender, and no one accuses him of being anything less than stellar parent.

Well, we all know the truth now, don't we. There's only two things that qualify someone to be a parent, and it ain't gender or knowledge of scripture - it's love, and the lifelong commitment that comes with it.

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Posted by Alan Arthur Katz on 03/06/2015 at 1:12 PM
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