new bill has been introduced into Congress, attractively named the
“Every Child Deserves a Family Act.” The goal of HR
3827 is “to prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster
care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identification,
or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent.”
bill reports that “one-third of child welfare agencies in
the United States currently reject gay, lesbian, and bisexual applicants,
citing a conflict with the religious beliefs associated with the
agency, State law prohibiting placement with gay, lesbian, or bisexual
parents, or a policy of placing children with married-heterosexual
only couples.” It says as many as two million homosexuals
may be interested in adopting children and may be rejected because
of their orientation. The bill will remove federal funding from
any placement agency that “discriminates” on the basis
of sexual orientation, gender identity of marital status.
means Christian adoption agencies will be unable to operate according
to their founders’ consciences. It means closure of Catholic
or Christian agencies which refuse to violate their moral principles
of placing children with heterosexual or nuclear families only.
Ultimately, this will mean fewer children adopted! After a similar
law was passed in Britain, multiple adoption agencies closed. The
Catholic Children’s Rescue Service was the first to do so.
Rather than allowing the free market to potentially create homosexual-friendly
adoption agencies (should there really be such demand), this law
strong-arms benevolent religious organizations into violating their
own principles in favor of a political agenda.
bill would not only limit freedom of religion for adoption agencies
but also for birth parents. A teen mother won’t be able to
find agencies which screen for nuclear, Christian families if those
are the qualities she wants for her unborn child.
such agenda-driven legislation is used as a force of discrimination
itself. In Britain, pro-homosexual adoption laws were passed and
are now used against traditional, religious people seeking to rescue
children! In 2008, Daily
a story of a Christian couple told, “You can’t foster
if you think it’s wrong to be gay.” Eunice and Owen
Johns, a black couple who have cared for almost 20 children and
raised four of their own, would not submit to a new hate law requiring
them to condone homosexuality in order to continue rescuing needy
kids. Eunice explains that she was told she would have to tell foster
children that it’s okay to be homosexual.
I couldn’t do that because my Christian beliefs won’t
let me,” she says, “Morally I couldn’t do that,
spiritually I couldn’t do that.” Her husband says, “I
would love any child, black or white, gay or straight. But I cannot
understand why sexuality is an issue when we are talking about boys
and girls under the age of ten.” Because of their traditional
values, the Johns were denied the opportunity to continue saving
2007, a British woman named Sonia Maples wrote for the UK Telegraph
denied adoption because of the religious “idealism”
she shares with her husband. Maples says their home is not “overtly
religious” and they have homosexual friends, but this wasn’t
enough to make up for their belief that a nuclear family is best
before the current row over whether church-based adoption agencies
should be allowed to set their own rules about accepting homosexual
couples on to their books, my husband and I felt the cold breath
of discrimination,” says Maples. “It wasn't because
of our sexual orientation…we were found wanting because we
were Christians and because we hold strong views about the importance
of children having both a father and a mother.”
and her husband were investigated for 18 months by social workers
full of questions about their religious convictions. They were then
refused by the adoption panel because of their religious objection
to homosexuality. Maples said, “We later received a letter
saying that we had been turned down as adoptive parents, that we
were not suitable for any of the children they had to place and
that we would have to reconsider our views on homosexuality…We
appealed, but in vain. We have since spoken to a fostering agency,
which told us that only one or two heterosexual couples get approved
anti-heterosexual agenda affects even birth parents who want to
keep their own children. In Vermont, ex-lesbian Lisa
Miller is currently running from
the law with her seven-year-old biological daughter Isabella
because custody has been awarded to her previous same-sex partner,
who is not legally or biologically related to the child! Miller
has become an evangelical Christian and her advocates say this is
clearly a case of hard-line “progressives” pushing for
pro-homosexual custody rights. Talk show host Wiley Drake, who is
familiar with the case, said that after the first court ordered
weekend visitation of six-year-old Isabella to her lesbian “mother,”
the child returned home to her real mother proudly fondling herself.
She related matter-of-factly that she and the lesbian had taken
a bath together and watched pornographic movies. She had even been
taught how to urinate standing up. Adoptive rights for homosexuals?
Such corruption of children by aggressive sodomites will only be
expanded to millions of society’s youngest, most vulnerable
members if this bill becomes law.
End of Normal Adoptions in America
the US, the largest adoption agency has already had to pull out
of multiple states because of “anti-discrimination”
lawsuits. In 2003, Adoption.com
was sued by two homosexual men, residents of California, who
claim they faced illegal discrimination because the agency won’t
serve homosexual couples. The homosexuals won the lawsuit and the
agency no longer serves adoptive parents in California. The adoption
agency argued it was governed by Arizona law and wasn’t required
to violate its own conscience by advertising homosexual couples.
But if HR 3827 becomes federal, all agencies will have to submit
or close their doors.
prevent this, one state was proactive. North Dakota, in 2008, passed
the “Adoption Agency Freedom to Serve” Act which protects
the right of adoption agencies to refuse adoptions that violate
their moral or religious beliefs. When the bill was introduced there
were six agencies providing licensed services, four of them affiliated
with religious organizations. But if HR 3827 passes, this state
law will be overturned and North Dakota’s citizens will lose
the freedom they have chosen.
to your House member now! Call 1-877-851-6437
toll free 202-225-3121 toll. Also call the crucial
members of the House Ways and Means Committee (especially Republicans)
demanding they stop the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act.”
Names are available HERE
House members, “Please do not vote for the ‘Every
Child Deserves a Family Act,’ HR 3827. It would force all
US adoption agencies to place children with homosexual couples.
Many homosexuals prey on children. And this bill would force religious
adoption agencies to close. I and my friends will vote out any House
member who supports this outrageous legislation.”
Harmony Grant is a writer for National Prayer Network. To greater understand the illogic behind hate laws, read her article “Top Eleven Reasons You Should Fight Hate Laws.” At www.truthtellers.org you can also find two 10-minute videos which powerfully explain the most recent hate crime bills.
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America First Books Editor's Note
For those new to this controversy, please check the latest articles in our Rev Ted Pike and Harmony Grant archive to see where protests should be directed to be the most effective. Sometimes the "action" is in the House, and other times it is in the Senate or in the Executive Office. Sometimes it involves arresting a bill before it gets through a committee, or it at other times it may have already slipped through and now faces either a floor vote or the possibility of getting snuck through as a rider to another bill. Also, please link
to the following articles:
Fox News Rips "Pedophile-Protecting" Hate Bill:
...[Fox News anchor Megyn] Kelly interviewed Rep. Steve King, who attempted to amend the hate bill in Judiciary last week to explicitly exclude pedophiles. King reported how Rep. Alcee Hastings, a pro-hate bill Democrat, proudly claimed practitioners of 547 paraphilias listed by the American Psychiatric Association can "live without fear" once the hate bill is passed.
Ms. Kelly also expressed indignation that, while the Democrats acted to protect pedophiles, they rejected Republican efforts to obtain similar special protection for war veterans. Especially in times of unpopular wars, these are common victims of "hate crimes," spit upon or attacked because of who they are -- military defenders of America's freedom...
Alert to Congress Regarding Hate Bills and the False Flag Attack Threat by America First Books publisher William B. Fox. Two-thirds down the web page please find the essay "The Hate Crime Law Concept: It is all very sinister for at least nine major reasons."
Also, earlier on this same page I comment:
Although Rev Ted Pike is completely independent from Captain May and myself in terms of his political and religious views, the threats we address all stem from the same corrupt power elite. I mention in my concluding remarks below that this elite “would mobilize us into domestic tyranny and foreign wars, while distracting us from economic depression and the groups that brought it about.”
This is the real problem, not the lack of more “hate crime” laws. If anything, we need even more freedom of speech to speak truth to power, sort out our problems, and develop peaceful strategies to handle high level malefactors. This is why we urgently need for members of Congress to not only take a principled stand and stop all hate crime legislative initiatives, but to also roll back all the existing hate crime laws currently on the books.
Hate crime laws actually pose a major national security threat. They condition Americans to feel that certain types of thought are inherently immoral or illegal, even if they do not result in any form of violence or infringement on the rights of others.
In our articles related to false flag attacks, Capt. Eric H. May and I have discussed strong evidence that Mossad-CIA was behind 9-11, the mere "thought" of which would some day be outlawed once hate crime oversight bureaucracies become firmly implanted in America. We can expect government hate crime overwatch entities to experience the usual cancerous growth and abuse of power that libertarian writer and Presidential candidate Harry Browne described in his classic book Why Government Doesn't Work.
Please find out more about the hate crime issue in the Rev Ted Pike archive.
Please discover important alternative religious
and secular viewpoints on
freedom of speech issues
at America First Books:
a) The Rev Ted Pike archive
b) The Religious Crisis page
These web pages address not only conservative Christian and Christian Zionist viewpoints, but also secular, anarcho-libertarian, atheist, pagan (particularly Asatru/Odinist),
and "miscellaneous other" perspectives.