Skip to comments.H.R.1681 & S.1770: “Catholic Charities- Dump Forever,” beats “Every Child Deserves a Family Act”
Posted on 12/08/2011 1:16:25 AM PST by John Roco
H.R.1681 & S.1770: Catholic Charities- Dump Forever, beats Every Child Deserves a Family Act by John P. Roco December 7, 2011 10:10 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Oahu
The name, Every Child Deserves a Family Act, implies there are children with no families. Further, every child, pertaining to those without a family, deserves a family. In terms of gay and lesbian foster and adoptive children and parents, many foster family and adoption agencies already accept gay and lesbian couples and single parents. In fact, that is exactly what 2006 laws in Massachusetts, 2010 laws in the District of Columbia, and 2011 laws in Illinois took advantage of, the transfer of all cases of adoptions and foster care, from the recently outlawed Catholic Charities, to all of the other agencies that do accept gay and lesbian foster parents. Federal bill H.R. 1681 would do the same nationwide.
So what is the intent of H.R. 1681? It turns out this bill terminates the freedom of Catholics and non-Catholics, to choose Catholic Charities as stewards of their foster and adoptive children. So instead of, as implied by the name above, providing the families that every child deserves, H.R. 1681 or S. 1770 blatantly disenfranchises Catholics and non-Catholics who want to use Catholic Charities as stewards, thus terminating the loop. This also includes all those who want to place their children in Catholic Charities for adoption. So the net effect of this bill is exactly the opposite of what the name implies. This means of deceit, in naming the bill, has the net effect of destruction of public trust in lawmakers.
I therefore propose a new name, the Catholic Charities- Dump Forever bill. It could also be called the CCDF bill, taking the place of the ECDF designation used on Twitter. The Catholic Charities- Dump Forever bill discriminates against all (Catholic or not) who want to use Catholic Charities, whether for adopting or becoming foster parents, or for giving up a child for adoption. The Catholic Churchs charitable work, though originating services in some regions of the nascent United States prior to state involvement, is now the target of the gay lobby. The CCDF bill is the most unabashed expression yet of a new wielding of power, especially in lieu of all current White House directives targeting Catholics.
Ill noise. I believe I’m going to be leaving it ere long, if I may wax poetic.
(And I’m not a Roman Catholic and don’t agree with all their theology and so what. They aren’t asking for anything more than traditional biblical morality here.)
H.R. 1681: Every Child Deserves a Family Act
112th Congress: 2011-2012
To prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.
Sponsor: Rep. Fortney Stark [D-CA13]
Status: This bill is in the first step in the legislative process.
Explanation: Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. [Last Updated: Dec 1, 2011 6:14AM
Allowing homosexuals to adopt children is institutionalized child abuse.
Pete Stark is an avowed atheist and a certified Northern California ultraliberal, so I’m not surprised that he’s proposing this crap. But if he really wanted this passed, he would have pushed it a couple of years ago, when the RATs had big majorities in both the House and Senate. I would be shocked if this bill passed the GOP House. Does it have any Republican co-sponsors?
“Allowing homosexuals to adopt children is institutionalized child abuse.”
Just another attack in the long war on Judeo-Christian values. We’ll have to hope the Hindus, Muslims, and animists inheriting this country will stop it.
I went to your link and, unless I’m mistaken, Stark’s bill has only two co-sponsors: Janice Hahn and Nydia Velazquez, both ultraliberal Democrats (from California and NYC, respectively). http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=bill:h112-1681
We need to stay alert, but I don’t think there’s any danger of this bill being voted on, much less passing, any time soon.
It’s about freedom on both sides.
Many young moms who are considering adoption have wishes for their babies....it could be as simple as “I want my baby to have a mom and a dad” - to “I want my baby raised in a (catholic, protestant,mormon, jewish,...etc) home.
The word “marriage” is held sacred by millions.
Just because it has been redefined by some - does not mean it has been redefined in the hearts and minds of millions of americans.
I see dead bills.
And they don't even know they're dead.
Here is a copy of the co-sponsorship html:
There are 85 (out of 435) co-sponsors in the federal House of Representatives; was re-introduced on May 3, 2011 (gained nill support when Pete Stark introduced prior). On August 3, 2011 had 57 cosponsors so gained about 30 co-sponsors in four months.
The gay lobby is working very hard on this with a lot of spin
and it has been paying off for them in co-sponsorships.
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Latest Title: Every Child Deserves a Family Act
Sponsor: Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] (introduced 5/3/2011) Cosponsors (85)
Related Bills: S.1770
Latest Major Action: 5/3/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. COSPONSORS(85), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)
Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 5/11/2011
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 5/3/2011
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 5/3/2011
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 5/24/2011
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 5/4/2011
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 8/30/2011
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 5/24/2011
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 9/12/2011
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] - 5/3/2011
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] - 5/31/2011
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 5/13/2011
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 6/16/2011
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 5/3/2011
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 9/12/2011
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 5/23/2011
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 5/3/2011
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-19] - 10/4/2011
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] - 10/4/2011
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] - 9/21/2011
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 5/3/2011
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 5/3/2011
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 5/13/2011
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 5/3/2011
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 5/10/2011
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 5/3/2011
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 5/3/2011
Rep Hahn, Janice [CA-36] - 11/25/2011
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 5/3/2011
Rep Heinrich, Martin [NM-1] - 11/4/2011
Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] - 9/7/2011
Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] - 10/12/2011
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 5/3/2011
Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] - 9/13/2011
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 10/12/2011
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 5/4/2011
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 11/10/2011
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 5/13/2011
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 5/3/2011
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 10/12/2011
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] - 11/1/2011
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 10/26/2011
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 5/3/2011
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 5/3/2011
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 9/12/2011
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 8/30/2011
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] - 5/10/2011
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 5/3/2011
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 5/3/2011
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 5/3/2011
Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 9/22/2011
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] - 5/3/2011
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 5/3/2011
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 5/3/2011
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 5/4/2011
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 5/3/2011
Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 5/3/2011
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 7/25/2011
Rep Pelosi, Nancy [CA-8] - 5/4/2011
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] - 5/3/2011
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 5/3/2011
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] - 5/3/2011
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 5/4/2011
Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] - 5/3/2011
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 5/26/2011
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 5/3/2011
Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17] - 6/15/2011
Rep Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [MP] - 5/3/2011
Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] - 10/4/2011
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 5/31/2011
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 11/1/2011
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 5/3/2011
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-13] - 12/7/2011
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 11/1/2011
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12] - 8/12/2011
Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 5/5/2011
Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-21] - 5/10/2011
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 9/7/2011
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] - 5/3/2011
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 11/30/2011
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 9/12/2011
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 5/3/2011
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 5/3/2011
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 11/1/2011
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 5/11/2011
Rep Wu, David [OR-1] - 5/3/2011
Here is the Republican co-sponsor:
Hopefully there will be a 2012 primary challenge to this RINO.
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