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Posted on 02/26/2003 1:34:01 PM PST by Remedy
It is fashionable these days to be in favor of allowing homosexuals to become adoptive or foster parents. A typical argument is that kids need homes and that a homosexual household is better than nothing. But a new study, based on analyzing stories in the media about the sexual abuse of children, suggests that placing such children in such a situation increases the risk of them being sexually abused.
Traditionally, children were not placed in the hands of homosexuals. But that policy has changed as the so-called "gay rights" revolution has taken hold. Today, 22 states allow gay adoptions more or less routinely. Some homosexuals choose not to declare their sexual orientation during adoption proceedings and get the kids under false pretenses.
A study by Dr. Paul Cameron of the Family Research Institute shows the danger in that. State agencies in charge of placing children with foster parents dont provide information about whether they were homosexual or not. So Cameron used a data base of regional and national newspapers called Academic Universe. Most of these publications were in the United States. Examining all editions from 1989 through 2001, he read every news story that included the phrase "child molestation." He assumed that if the sexual behavior reported involved two males, the molesters were homosexual, and if the behavior involved people of the opposite sex, the molesters were heterosexual.
He reported that he found 30 stories about molestation of foster children. In 22 of the cases, foster children were sexually abused by their foster parents. Of those, 15, or 68 percent, involved homosexual molestation. Cameron explained, "For example the Washington Post reported that an unmarried man who had had boys placed in his home for 10 years was charged with engaging in sex with one of his foster sons The San Diego Tribune reported on an openly homosexual foster father whose live-in partner was a convicted homosexual child molester. Not only did the foster father rape his 11-year-old foster son, but offered him to others interested in sex with little boys. At least three took him up on the offer."
Cameron says the available evidence from press accounts suggests that foster children should be kept out of homosexual households. Incredibly, however, the Focus on the Family Citizen magazine has published a story about a California case in which two married Christian couples wanted to adopt a boy only to have the county government place the child with two homosexual men who eventually adopted him. Laurie Ellinger, who wanted to be Adams mom, said the 4-year-old boy knew only one word, "mama," when he was placed with the homosexuals. "And he has no mama now," she says.
The magazine says the foster parent shortage should be addressed by cutting the red tape preventing married couples from obtaining children. A social worker in Missouri told the magazine he was fired for refusing to place children with homosexuals, and that the state agency tried to stop Christians from becoming foster parents. You can read the full story in the February issue of Citizen magazine.
This illustrates precisely why Sodomy Laws are necessary. 101 posted on 01/22/2003 5:48 PM CST by traditionalist Washington
"These briefs were filed because we all support the unique stabilizing influence of marriage in our society," said Jordan Lorence, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, who co-authored a brief with the Center for Original Intent of the Constitution. The Alliance Defense Fund is a national legal non-profit organization based in Scottsdale, Arizona, serving people of faith. "Contrary to whats been reported in the mainstream news media, there is a lot of opposition to the cultural drift toward condoning same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage," Lorence said.
Lawrence v. Texas is a direct challenge by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund to the Supreme Courts 1986 decision in Bowers v. Hardwick. Bowers said that individuals do not have a federal constitutional right to practice homosexual sex, known as sodomy. Seventeen years later, thirteen states, including Texas, still clearly proscribe sodomy. At one time, every state in the union proscribed sodomy.
Lambda basically uses two arguments for its case. It argues in favor of an expanded right to privacy, building upon the courts controversial 1973 abortion decision, Roe v. Wade. It also argues that same-sex behavior is entitled to the same legal rights as heterosexual behavior.
"Advocates of homosexual behavior would like to use this case to advance their agenda. They want to legalize same-sex marriage, to lift restrictions on homosexual conduct in the military, to legalize adoption by same sex couples, and to restrict free speech rights of individuals who have faith-based objections to endorsing, funding, or supporting homosexual behavior," Lorence said.
Alabama, South Carolina, and Utah (State Attorneys General)
American Center for Law and Justice
Jay Alan Sekulow, Counsel of Record
American Family Association
Stephen M. Crampton, Counsel of Record
Center for Arizona Policy
This brief refutes the errors expressed in the opposing amicus submitted by the American Psychology Association.
Len L. Munsil, Counsel of Record
Center for Law and Justice International
Pat Monaghan, Counsel of Record
Washington More than a dozen briefs filed at the United States Supreme Court this week oppose the declaration of a new constitutional right in Lawrence v. Texas. The briefs support Texass sodomy law. Arguments are scheduled for March 26.
Center for the Original Intent of the Constitution
Michael P. Farris, Counsel of Record
Concerned Women for America
Janet M. LaRue, Counsel of Record
Family Research Council & Focus on the Family
Robert P. George, Counsel of Record
Legislators, State of Texas
Kelly Shackelford, Counsel of Record
Mathew D. Staver, Counsel of Record
Pro Family Law Center
Richard Ackerman, Counsel of Record
Texas Eagle Forum; Daughters of Liberty Republican Women of Houston, Texas;
Spirit of Freedom Republican Women's Club
Teresa Stanton Collett, Counsel for Amici Curiae
Texas Physicians Resource Council, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Catholic Medical Association
Glen Lavy, Counsel of Record
United Families International
Paul Benjamin Linton, Counsel for the Amicus
Harris County, Texas
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....but as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive; and as for the unbelieving and faithless;and as for the depraved and defiled with abomination; and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to any one or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed,) all of these shall have their part in the lake that blazes with fire and briimstone. This is the second death. (Isa. 30:33)