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  • Blue states raising barriers to faith-based adoptions

    06/21/2018 1:25:52 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Faith-based groups have an important role to play in clearing the backlog of foster children waiting to be placed with loving families, analysts say, yet several liberal jurisdictions have moved recently to create a barrier between faith and adoption. In California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Philadelphia and the District of Columbia, adoption agencies have been forced to shut their doors because of their conviction that children should be placed with a mother and a father. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said social science has shown consistently that children fare best when they are raised by a mother and father who stay together throughout...
  • California bans state-funded travel to Oklahoma over its anti-LGBT adoption law

    06/04/2018 10:42:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2018 | LUIS SANCHEZ
    California on Friday announced a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma in response to the state's controversial LGBTQ adoption bill, USA Today reported. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday. Under a 2017 California law, the state's attorney general is required to keep a list of all states subject to a travel ban because of “laws that authorize or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression,” Becerra said in a statement...
  • California Bans Travel to 9th State, This Time Over Adoption Law Protecting Faith-Based Agencies

    06/02/2018 8:07:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/01/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    California's attorney general announced Friday that he's imposing a ban on state-funded travel to Oklahoma in response to a new law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents. Eight other states have earlier been brought under California's so-called anti-discrimination travel ban."California will not use state resources to support states that pass discriminatory laws," Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy."The ban will take effect on June 22.California prohibits state-funded travel...
  • California adds eighth state — Oklahoma — to its travel ban list

    06/01/2018 7:25:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2018 | Steve Rubenstein
    California-funded travel to the state of Oklahoma has been banned, starting June 22, because of a new Oklahoma law that allows adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents, state officials announced on Friday.
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • She Got Pregnant at 18 and Did Something That Today, Few Teens Do

    04/09/2018 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    Kelly Clemente found out she was pregnant when she was 18. She had just finished her first semester of college, and up until then, described herself as your typical “all-American girl.”She got good grades, was a member of a sorority, and ran on the track team.When she saw that pregnancy test, “My life is over,” she thought.“I was like, it doesn’t even matter. Nothing matters anymore,” Kelly told The Daily Signal.Kelly, unlike most girls her age, was familiar with the implications of an unplanned pregnancy. In high school, she volunteered at HOPE in Northern Virginia, a nonprofit that creates gift...
  • SUV's Plunge Off Cliff That Killed California Family May Have Been Intentional Act

    04/05/2018 6:11:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | 04/02/18 | Mark Osborne
    "According to the CHP, which said in a conference call with reporters Sunday it had completed its initial review of the crash, software pulled from the SUV shows it was stopped at a pull-off spot on the side of the highway before accelerating straight ahead off the cliff." "Jennifer Hart and Sarah Hart, a married couple who adopted six children, were both found dead at the vehicle along with three of the children: Markis Hart, 19, and Jeremiah and Abigail Hart, both 14. Devonte Hart, 15, Hannah Hart, 16, and Sierra Hart, 12, are still missing, but officials presume they...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How Lesbian mother who plunged off Pacific Highway admitted she 'let anger get out of...

    03/29/2018 10:23:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 29, 2018 | Alan Butterfield For and Jennifer Smith For
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: How Lesbian mother who plunged off Pacific Highway admitted she 'let anger get out of control' after six-year-old daughter told teacher she had ‘owies’ on her tummy and her back after her mommy hit her One of the lesbian mothers who were found dead on Monday alongside three of their six adopted children after plunging off a cliff in California was previously arrested for assaulting her six-year-old daughter. Court documents exclusively obtained by the show that Sarah Hart was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic assault and malicious punishment of a child December 27, 2010, when...
  • New Film Shows Adoption as a Journey of Thanks

    03/24/2018 4:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 24, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    “Hi, honey, how are you?” were the first words my birth mother ever spoke to me. It was over the phone, I was 40, and 30 years of worry melted in an instant. The newly released internet film, “I Lived on Parker Avenue” ( takes only 30 minutes to incorporate the joy, fear, guilt and love that surrounds adoptees, parents and birth parents. It follows a young man named David Scotton who reunites with his birth parents with his family at his side. Many aspects of David’s journey dovetail with mine. When asked when he “found out” he was adopted,...
  • ‘Married’ lesbians sue U.S. Catholic bishops over rejection as foster ‘parents’

    03/05/2018 4:43:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 5, 2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    FORT WORTH, Texas, March 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, Texas, turned down two “married” lesbians for foster parenting because their homosexual lifestyle gave children no father. The lesbians are now suing Catholic hierarchs and the federal government for discrimination.  Fatma Marouf and Bryn Esplin filed a lawsuit February 20 in U.S. District Court for (District of Columbia) against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Trump administration for being turned down by the Christian adoption agency to foster a refugee child. Texas A&M University instructors Marouf and Esplin are “married” to each other, which violates...
  • The ‘Adoption Option’: Please Listen to This 24-Year-Old

    03/05/2018 8:06:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    A documentary about a young man who is grateful to his birth mother as well as to his adoptive parents. Do you want to meet gratitude? Then David Scotton’s your man. At a time when we are taking public-policy advice from traumatized, grieving young students, consider this eternally grateful one.David Scotton is a 24-year-old law student with a little movie with a big message. Adopted at birth, he allowed, with some hesitation and prayer, a filmmaker to follow along his journey from New Orleans to Indiana when he was 19 to meet his birth parents. The other day at the...
  • Alleged school shooter’s mom paid $50K to adopt him from ‘drug addict’

    02/27/2018 3:17:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 179 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 27, 2018
    Mom Lynda Cruz paid $50,000 to adopt alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz from his “drug addict” biological mother when he was just 3 days old, and then dropped another $15,000 on his younger half-brother, Zachary, when she found out the troubled mom was pregnant again, according to a report. “Nik’s biological mother was just a complete screw-up, drug addict and thief,” former friend and neighbor Trish Duvaney told RadarOnline. “I even said to Lynda: ‘You don’t know the mother’s background.’ Both children were born after one-night stands. The birth mother, she didn’t even really know who the two biological fathers...
  • Her 'Middle Finger to the Establishment': Singer Joy Villa Explains Her Subversive Red Carpet Style

    02/26/2018 2:26:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 26, 2018 | Lauretta Brown,
    Oxon Hill, MD – Singer-songwriter Joy Villa turned quite a few heads at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday wearing an Uncle Sam sweater and a long, flowing outfit heavy on reds, whites, and blues. As she sat down with Townhall over some tea backstage it became clear that she is not afraid to make a statement, particularly a political statement through fashion.When asked about her infamous "Make America Great Again" dress at the 2017 Grammy’s, Villa said it was her “big kind of like middle finger to the establishment because the establishment is a lot of these music institutions,...
  • School shooter threatened others with a gun, first host family told police

    02/22/2018 12:31:40 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/22/2018 | Jose Pagliery
    Just months before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 at his former high school in South Florida, the host family who had taken him in immediately after his mother's death warned local law enforcement that the 19-year-old had "used a gun against people before" and "has put the gun to others' heads in the past," according to records obtained by CNN. It's the latest indication of how law enforcement encountered warning signs about Cruz's violent behavior before he attacked students and teachers..... In November, Cruz's mother died after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Lynda Cruz was a widow raising her two adopted teenage...
  • Reporter: If More Babies Were Aborted, the Florida School Shooting Wouldn’t Happen

    02/16/2018 11:37:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 57 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    As America reels from another mass shooting in Florida, one abortion activist used the tragedy to claim that fewer mass shootings would happen if more babies were aborted. Journalist Becky Griffin’s tweets about abortion and the mass shooting went viral Thursday. “Woman puts baby up for adoption, he grows up to be a violent young man who will spend the rest of his life in prison for a mass murder. Tell me more about how abortions are wrong,” she wrote Thursday. The tweet is a reference to alleged mass murderer Nikolas Cruz’s background as an adopted child. According to the...
  • ‘In God we Trust’: Trump tells moving story about adoption, unborn baby at first State of the Union

    01/31/2018 1:37:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 01/31/2018 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – During his first State of the Union address, President Trump praised a police officer and his wife who adopted a baby whose mother was addicted to heroin. “Last year, [Officer] Ryan Holets was on duty when he saw a pregnant homeless woman preparing to inject heroin,” Trump recalled. “When Ryan told her she was going to harm her unborn child, she began to weep. She told him she didn't know where to turn, but badly wanted a safer home for her baby.” “At that moment Ryan said he felt God speak to him:...
  • #BabyGise

    01/27/2018 9:12:40 AM PST · by XEHRpa · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/26/2018 | Michael Sheridan
    #BabyGise was born in 1915. This birth certificate was filled out on Texas paperwork. it is the birth announcement of Lawrence Preston Gise. He was born in Texas in 1915, but the paperwork is being filed in 1951? And he is being claimed by someone in Arlington VA/ They had to file the paperwork in 1951 because for that last 36 years, Lawrence Preston Gise went only by the name of #BabyGise The CIA raises people on a farm and when ready, they claim them and ship them out to Arlington. Who is Lawrence Preston Gise? Apparantly Jeff Bezos grandfather
  • Couple adopts seven brothers and sisters who were split up in three separate foster homes

    12/15/2017 4:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2017
    A Florida couple just became a family of nine after adopting seven children - all brothers and sisters and all at once! Sofia and Dashoan Olds said they always knew they might adopt some day, according to Today. The Olds said once they saw a news story about the siblings, it just felt right to adopt. "I like to say I felt like it was a calling. Honestly, when I saw that picture, it was automatic.""There was no question, if they allow us to adopt these children, we will do it," said Sofia. "I like to say I felt like...
  • Evangelical Couple Denied Application to Adopt Child Because They Disagree With Gay Marriage

    11/13/2017 10:11:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An evangelical Christian couple from Alberta, Canada, said that their application to adopt a child was rejected by the government because they do not agree with gay marriage. The couple, who weren't named in the legal documents, have filed a discrimination case against Alberta, claiming that their religious views on marriage being a union between a man and a woman were targeted, CBC News reported. "The casework supervisor explained that our religious beliefs regarding sexuality were incompatible with the adoption process," an affidavit calling for a judicial review of the government's decision said. "The casework supervisor said this stance was...
  • Catholic agency denies adoption to couple who hold Christian view of sexuality

    11/12/2017 7:36:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A Christian couple in the Canadian province of Alberta have been told by local Catholic Social Services and the provincial government that they are unfit to adopt children because they accept Biblical teaching regarding the immorality of homosexual acts, according to their attorneys at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The married couple, whose initials are given as “C.D. and N.D,” have filed a civil suit against the province alleging religious discrimination, and calling the decision to reject their candidacy for adoption “unreasonable and void by virtue of arbitrariness, bias, bad faith, as well as breaches of procedural fairness and...