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Re: “Randolph County clerk indicates she'll take orders from God on same-sex marriage

Wonder if she inquires about the virginity of the bride before issuing a marriage license? If not then either she or her God are apparently picking and choosing which parts of the Bible to "uphold."

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Posted by oneofthemdamnlesbians on 07/02/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “A child beaten, slain despite red flags

As a former case worker this article is hard to read. Case workers are not psychic. They have to process investigations with the information available to them. An investigation entails meeting with the reporter, meeting with the child, and meeting with the alleged offenders. The investigators see the home. If the worker and their supervisor could not find a reason to substantiate the allegations then DHS is out of their lives. In some cases they can open what is called a supportive service case where they think the family could benefit from services. If an investigation was properly done and there was an unsubstantiated finding then DHS is not culpable. Did the investigator search for the parents names? I do not know. Were there issues with the system not picking up the previous cases? I do not know. The simple fact is this-case workers are underpaid, overworked and have a very high turnover/burn out rate. Case workers take the brunt of the abuse from the parents, kids, foster parents, judges, and the system in general. We need less blaming DHS and more overhauling the system so cases don't fall through the cracks and children and families can get the services they need.

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Posted by oneofthemdamnlesbians on 04/22/2015 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Ark. GOP congressmen vote against protecting abused women

Wonder what the rationale was for excluding lesbians and Native American women?

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Posted by oneofthemdamnlesbians on 02/28/2013 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Huckabee defends 'ick factor' remark

mbdiggity,

I'm pretty sure you will never get that answer as Jesus didn't say anything about homosexuals.

Posted by oneofthemdamnlesbians on 06/24/2010 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Huckabee defends 'ick factor' remark

FBL: I guess my problem with your statement is your assumption that being gay is a dangerous "lifestyle." First, and foremost it isn't a lifestyle. It's who we are plain and simple. It's the same way you are a man (or a woman). It is what it is. Do you really honestly think anyone chooses to be gay? Do you think I woke up one day and said, "what can I do today to make my life harder? I know! I'll become a lesbian." It didn't happen that way. Why would I chose something that guarantees I am stripped of the same rights as my fellow Americans? My ten year relationship has no legal recognition. We don't get any tax breaks that a married couple do. We can't draw each others social security if one of us dies.

When you say that the "lifestyle" is dangerous and not emotionally stable you are making a blanket statement based on what I can only call myths. Do you have any valid data to back those claims up? Sure there are gay people who engage in dangerous sex and emotionally tumultuous relationships. Heterosexuals do too. And probably in no greater number than homosexuals. You're just spouting a myth that has no basis. Not unlike when people say the South is full of inbreed rednecks. It's not true but people who dislike or have no exposure to Southerners say it enough that a lot of people take it for fact.

You also talk about how detrimental it is for children to be "exposed" to the gay "lifestyle." How then do you explain the 17 year study that was recently published in Pediatrics, that shows that children raised by lesbian parents had higher self-esteems, confidence and did better in academics?

Here's a link to the article http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,… and just one snippet from it. "The authors found that children raised by lesbian mothers — whether the mother was partnered or single — scored very similarly to children raised by heterosexual parents on measures of development and social behavior. These findings were expected, the authors said; however, they were surprised to discover that children in lesbian homes scored higher than kids in straight families on some psychological measures of self-esteem and confidence, did better academically and were less likely to have behavioral problems, such as rule-breaking and aggression."

If gay parents are so bad for children how do you explain this study?

Posted by oneofthemdamnlesbians on 06/23/2010 at 4:12 PM

 

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