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Christian Foster Parents Unwelcome In Massachusetts
http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | october 1, 2013

Posted on 10/02/2013 2:03:54 AM PDT by lowbridge

During recent comments to members of the Boston Bar Association, officials from the Department of Children and Families indicated that Massachusetts will no longer allow individuals with conservative social values to raise foster children.

In a video of the address, recruitment officer Michelle Gordon described “new expectations” of foster parents, explaining that the DCF is in the process of “weeding out some of this passiveness and sort of destructive behaviors that are occurring.”

Gay rights activist Erika Rickard, who serves on the Commission on LGBT Youth, claimed that two in every 10 foster children are gay. As a result, she said, foster parents must be “supportive” of that lifestyle by offering “welcoming and affirming homes.”

Prospective caregivers in the state are already required to take classes every year to learn more about sexual deviancy. Rickard, along with others on the panel, feel that Massachusetts leaders should do more to make sure foster parents all walk in leftist lockstep.

Tolerance is no longer enough, the speakers agreed, indicating that those who care for a foster child must show “proper support” of his or her particular sexual identity.

(Excerpt) Read more at westernjournalism.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: adoption; antichristianbigotry; discrimination; homosexualagendat; massachusetts

1 posted on 10/02/2013 2:03:55 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

So where does the 2 of 10 number come from and what are the parameters?

I have seen the 20% of the population is homosexual claim for at least 20 years now and there is never any proof offered of the stat.

I would also challenge the stat another way if it were true: How many of them are that way because they were sexually abused by liberal foster parents? I have an acquaintance who is homosexual and have known a couple of others (They are over represented in certain areas of academia) all of them but one had bizarre family backgrounds


2 posted on 10/02/2013 2:11:18 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: lowbridge
"Prospective caregivers in the state are already required to take classes every year to learn more about sexual deviancy."

Well, at least they're on record as being freaks.

3 posted on 10/02/2013 2:18:44 AM PDT by knarf (ack of your time and BILL 'em. say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Fai Mao; lowbridge
I have seen the 20% of the population is homosexual claim for at least 20 years now and there is never any proof offered of the stat.

The number I always heard was 10% and I never really believed that.

In my entire lifetime I have only known four openly gay people. And one of those I only found out was gay years after I met him.

So with have known hundreds of people I only know four and yet they are supposed to represent 10 to 20 percent of the population. I guess I lead a very isolated existence.

But I guess I am a narrow minded conservative. After all being Liberal means never having to substantiate your claims.

4 posted on 10/02/2013 2:25:01 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: lowbridge

Only about 2 out of a hundred people in society are homosexual, so how are 20% of foster children that way? Is she lying or is that a recruiting ground?


5 posted on 10/02/2013 2:28:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: lowbridge; alphadog; infool7; Heart-Rest; HoosierDammit; red irish; fastrock; NorthernCrunchyCon; ..
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6 posted on 10/02/2013 2:28:17 AM PDT by narses
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To: lowbridge

Yep just surrender Social Issues to the Left. /s


7 posted on 10/02/2013 2:30:46 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Pontiac

Red England is supposedly overrun with queers, and yet I never run into anyone who is openly a sodomite.


8 posted on 10/02/2013 2:31:29 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: lowbridge

This country is becoming openly hostile to those who hold Christian values. It’s getting rather ugly.


9 posted on 10/02/2013 3:49:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: lowbridge

WTF is wrong with the people in the North East? Are you all destined for extinction? I do not see how this republic is ever going to survive intact.


10 posted on 10/02/2013 3:52:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lowbridge

Re-education camps will be opened and filled nexr week./sarc


11 posted on 10/02/2013 4:17:41 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: lowbridge

“Christian Foster Parents Unwelcome In Massachusetts”

Christian foster and adoptive parents needed here - no queers allowed:

http://www.bchfs.com/

They are in many but not all states, Massachusetts doesn’t have one.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 4:34:37 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: lowbridge
I have said for a long time that committed Christians should steer clear of any and all government-run programs that were established to replace efforts that were rooted in Christian charity. This means Christians should not be adopting children through state-run adoption agencies (or giving them up for adoption through those agencies), should not be entering into foster care relationships through state agencies, and should not be engaged in work with "charities" that must grovel at Caesar's feet in order to raise money and stay in business.

Let's be brutally honest here. "Compassionate conservatism" is a lot of crap, folks.

13 posted on 10/02/2013 5:05:44 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: lowbridge

I want the same freedom to be me that the “LGBT” want, and what I am is a conservative Catholic. I want everyone to jump back when I announce it too and say “that’s cool” just like the “LGBT” wants. And I want everybody to respect my lifestyle choice of sex only in sacramental marriage.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 5:12:03 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You think liberalism is confined to the northeast?

And do you think a border is going to keep it out?


15 posted on 10/02/2013 5:27:07 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bingo! She is recruiting. That 20% figure is the gay’s wish list, not fact.
The people of Massachusetts are nuts.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 5:42:16 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Wiser now

The PEOPLE of Massachusetts are definitely NOT nuts!! The people of the People’s Republic (!) are very busy leading their lives, beyond the vision range of the so-called media.
You are hearing only of that part of society that is actively supported by the corrupt politically active media.
The ‘normal’ among us are to be ignored, ridiculed, vilified, and driven out of sight.
We are there, getting madder and madder.
The danger facing the “LEFT” is the fact that those who only slowly driven to action will explode when their limit is reached. Why do you think this government “shut down” is being quietly celebrated around the country?


17 posted on 10/02/2013 5:54:59 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: lowbridge

As soon as a Christian is denied being a foster parent they should sue. This is pure discrimination. They’d be outraged if it was suggested that a foster parent shouldn’t be gay.

...that’s the way liberals play the game. If the Supreme Court decided it is ok to discriminate then you know the country is broken and lunatics are running the show. Freedom of religion has gone out the window.


18 posted on 10/02/2013 6:13:42 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: rlmorel

You cannot defend the governments in that section of the country... or the left coast for that matter. Not the people... the evil governments that rule like Nazis.


19 posted on 10/02/2013 6:27:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Who said I was defending them for God’s sake?

I was condemning the shallow train of thought that sometimes seems to permeate people that the problem of liberalism is somehow limited to the northeast or West coast.

It ISN’T.

Even the great state of Texas is corrupted with it.

Thinking you can build a moat and wall liberalism off is a sure-fire recipe to guarantee its spread. It it the equivalent of sticking your head in the sand with a smug false sense of superiority.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 7:07:52 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Sorry, but the majority of the people of MA are leftist fools. They consistently elect socialists, and they tacitly allow people like this lesbian to shape their policies. I know a family who moved to MA, a Baptist minister and his wife and kids, thinking they could surely find friends. They couldn’t. They were back less than a year after their move, with nothing but horror stories to tell.


21 posted on 10/02/2013 7:11:51 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

By the way, I apologize if my last post sounded like a personal attack on you...it sounds that way, but I didn’t mean it personally.


22 posted on 10/02/2013 12:36:44 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: rlmorel

Not at all my friend.


23 posted on 10/02/2013 12:38:12 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Thanks. I felt the need to apologize to two people today...that can’t be good.

Current news has me grouchy...


24 posted on 10/02/2013 4:22:08 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: rlmorel

I am ready to march on DC with pitchforks and tar and feathers!!!


25 posted on 10/03/2013 4:28:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It does not surprise me that 20% of foster kids are gay. Many kids with absent or abusive fathers turn to homosexuality. Liberals don’t even realize they are self refuting the “Born this way” hypothesis.


26 posted on 10/30/2013 6:27:30 AM PDT by AppalachianMntMan
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