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  • Book Review: ‘Truth Overruled’ and the Case for Traditional Marriage

    09/02/2015 12:08:24 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 2, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Marriage quality, gay rights and “love is love” are common refrains that the Left uses in order to dismantle traditional marriage as we know it. Heritage Foundation marriage scholar Ryan T. Anderson’s latest book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, serves as an answer to many of these arguments. Anderson quoted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ oral arguments to make one of his major points, namely that “You’re [gay activists] not seeking to join the institution, you’re seeking to change what the institution is.” Anderson pointed out four harmful consequences of radically changing the definition of...
  • Bad News About Alternative Lifestyles

    04/29/2015 6:56:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 29, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This year, a Catholic University sociologist published a study of the children of same-sex parents that runs counter to much of the happy talk on the subject emanating from academia. “In the past two decades dozens of studies have concluded that children with same-sex parents fare as well or better than those in opposite-sex families on a wide range of outcomes related to child well-being and emotional health,” . D. Paul Sullins wrote in a study which appeared in January. “So consistent and well-publicized has been this finding of “no differences” that it has been presented as a settled conclusion...
  • Pope shocked by same-sex adoptions legislation

    12/30/2013 2:44:42 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Times of Malta ^ | December 29, 2013
    File photo of another meeting between Pope Francis and Bishop Scicluna. The Pope is “shocked” by Malta’s Civil Unions Bill, which will allow gay couples to adopt children, Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna has told The Sunday Times of Malta.Defending his decision to use his Christmas homily to reiterate that a family had to be built around a man and a woman, Mgr Scicluna said he had aired these concerns with Pope Francis when he met him on December 12.“We discussed many aspects...and when I raised the issue that’s worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to...
  • The Russian Demographic Crisis: Resisting the Influence of a Sexualized Culture

    08/13/2013 7:02:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 13Aug13 | S. Michael Craven
    This past July, Russian president Vladimir Putin ignited outrage among the (primarily Western) pro-homosexual community by signing into law a ban on homosexual adoption. The new law also prohibits adoption by single parent households. Only a few days before, Putin also signed into law broad prohibitions against "gay propaganda," which included provisions that allow "the government to arrest and detain gay (or 'pro-gay') foreigners for up to 14 days before they would then be expelled from Russia" While these latter measures are no doubt draconian, they nonetheless represent a growing realization within Russian society, namely: sexual anarchy has proven devastating...
  • Putin Orders Ban on Adoptions by LGBT Foreign Couples – Report

    03/30/2013 9:44:12 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    RT ^ | 3/28/13
    The Russian president has opposed the adoption of Russian orphans by LGBT foreign couples, and has instructed the government and the Supreme Court to prepare changes to existing law before July 1. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order will most likely be fulfilled by the Ministry of Education and Science, which is currently dealing with issues concerning orphans and adoptions, Izvestia daily reported. The ministry has not yet commented on the news, saying that Putin’s instructions had not yet reached their office. Tensions over the issue arose in mid-February, after the French National Assembly voted to legalize adoptions by same-sex couples....
  • Puerto Rico bans gay adoptions

    02/22/2013 7:10:14 AM PST · by cll · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 2/21/2013
    Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday voted 5-4 to ban gay couples from adopting children, with judges claiming that a child’s dignity, stability and well-being can only be ensured if raised in a “traditional” family. The vote comes two days after 200,000 religious Christians held a rally against granting same-sex couples any sort of legal rights. As the largest anti-gay rally in the history of the US commonwealth, the gathering portrayed the immense opposition gay couples continue to face in Puerto Rico. Although some lawmakers support granting gay couples with certain legal rights, many public figures remain starkly opposed to...
  • End of gay adoption ban spurs start of 100 new families in South Florida

    10/02/2011 8:32:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 2, 2011 | Georgia East
    Like so many parents, Jessie and Cooper Odell spend their days helping their 8-year-old with homework, taking him to the park, playing football or attending church on Sundays. But their journey to becoming a typical family was anything but routine. "Until recently I always felt like I had to look over my back,'' said Jessie Odell, 39, a Palm Beach event planner who has cared for the boy since July and is finally able to adopt him. "God has finally given us what we've been fighting for.''
  • U.S. official: Russia still allowing adoptions by Americans

    05/04/2010 4:52:58 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 3 replies · 242+ views
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2010 | Charley Keyes
    Washington (CNN) -- A senior State Department official said Monday that Russian authorities continue to approve U.S. adoptions despite some public sentiment there to call a complete halt. The senior State Department official said Russians understandably are upset that 18 Russian children have been killed by their adoptive parents since the early 1990s and 17 of those cases involved Americans The Russians presented the United States with a draft proposal of an agreement on Saturday, but the U.S. official said final agreement could be months away. One Russian proposal would have independent follow-ups with each adoptive family after the family...
  • Haiti earthquake: charities warn against rush to speed adoptions

    01/22/2010 9:29:59 PM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies · 278+ views ^ | 22 Jan 2010 | Bruno Waterfield and Nick Allen
    Countries including France and Spain have streamlined the process in the hope of getting young people to safety as soon as possible. But Unicef and other welfare groups, led by British charities, have warned orphans risked being separated from their families and the well-meaning moves by Westerners could be considered "abuse".
  • Laura Ingraham adopted a little Russian boy so her daughter Maria could have a brother

    07/27/2009 8:03:10 AM PDT · by kcvl · 111 replies · 7,884+ views
    Per Laura Ingraham Show
  • “Totally unsuitable partner" (Catholic Charities cutting ties “gayest adoption agency”)

    10/05/2008 7:25:41 AM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 453+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | October 3, 2008 | staff
    Catholic Charities of San Francisco plans to end a controversial two-year-long relationship with an adoption agency that specializes in placing children for adoption with homosexuals, the Catholic newsweekly Our Sunday Visitor reports. [[AdoptArt100308.jpg]]In 2006, Catholic Charities of San Francisco announced its partnership with Family Builders by Adoption, which calls itself “the gayest [adoption] agency in the country.” In the meantime, Family Builders by Adoption had just begun fulfilling a $1,755,000 contract with another “partner” -- the City and County of San Francisco. That contract required Family Builders to increase the number of children adopted by lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender...
  • Ban On Unmarried Adoptions On Ark. Ballot

    08/28/2008 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Baladas · 3 replies · 152+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 25, 2008 | staff
    (AP) A proposal aimed at effectively banning gays and lesbians from becoming foster or adoptive parents was cleared Monday to appear on this fall's ballot in Arkansas. The measure would prohibit unmarried couples living together from fostering or adopting children, and Arkansas doesn't allow gays to marry or recognize gay marriages conducted elsewhere. Secretary of State Charlie Daniels certified the proposed initiated act for the Nov. 4 ballot after verifying that the Arkansas Family Council Action Committee had submitted 85,389 valid signatures of registered voters. Supporters needed to turn in at least 61,974 valid signatures. "Arkansas needs to affirm the...
  • Rise in adopted children living with gay couples (UK)

    01/22/2007 9:21:33 AM PST · by lastchance · 21 replies · 693+ views ^ | January 22, 2007 | ( no author name given)
    One in every 20 children adopted from care goes to live with a gay couple, official figures revealed yesterday. The number of adoptions by same sex couples is rising by more than 50 per cent a year in many parts of the country, encouraged by social workers. In some towns where councils are most sympathetic to the gay rights cause, the likelihood of a child in care being adopted by a same sex couple is as high as one in five. The figures - obtained from local authorities under freedom of information rules - show that gay adoption has become...
  • Ban On Black Cat Adoptions Questioned (Black Cat Urban Legend Alert)

    10/29/2006 1:34:28 AM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 816+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/29/206 | Rebecca Boone
    BOISE, Idaho (Oct. 28) - A black cat won't cross your path this Halloween, not if a northern Idaho animal shelter can help it. Like many shelters around the country, the Kootenai Humane Society in Coeur d'Alene is prohibiting black cat adoptions from now to Nov. 2, fearing the animals could be mistreated in Halloween pranks - or worse, sacrificed in some satanic ritual. The shelter's executive director, Phil Morgan, said that while the risk may be remote, the policy will remain just in case. Janet, a black cat, will have to wait till after Nov. 2 to be adopted...
  • In Senate Race, Republican Candidate Questions Mrs. Clinton's Abortion Message

    04/01/2006 3:30:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 950+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 1, 2006 | PATRICK D. HEALY
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was challenged over the issue of abortion yesterday for the first time in her re-election race this year, as a possible Republican opponent tried to chip away at her image as a moderate who supports adoption. John Spencer, who leads the field of Republican candidates in endorsements and fund-raising, visited a pregnancy center in Brooklyn that promotes adoption and denounced new federal legislation that would regulate advertising for these centers. The centers often operate near and compete with abortion providers, sometimes by using graphic material to discourage abortion. "Hillary Rodham Clinton is telling voters that she...
  • Ban Republican adoptions, not gay adoptions, (Ohio) lawmaker says

    02/25/2006 9:36:26 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies · 803+ views
    WKYC TV 3 ^ | 02-26-2006 | AP
    COLUMBUS -- State Senator Robert Hagan says he has a better idea than barring gay couples from adopting children. The Democrat from Youngstown says he'd ban Republican adoptions. In a tongue-in-cheek memo to his colleagues, Hagan spoofs a bill from House conservatives that would keep gays from becoming adoptive or foster parents in Ohio. He counters that adopted children raised in Republican households have told him it's just plain boring most of the time. Hagan also writes that the kids are more at risk for developing, as he puts it, "an alarming lack of tolerance." An aide says there's no...
  • Vladimir Putin and the Philosopher Stone (my title)

    02/09/2006 2:08:41 PM PST · by struwwelpeter · 12 replies · 378+ views
    Radio 'Echo of Moscow' ^ | Saturday, January 28th, 2006 | Yuliya Latynina
    NO ORIGINAL TITLE These are some highlights from radio talk program 'Access Code' on radio station Echo of Moscow, regarding a recent spy scandal. Arkady Mamontov, a Russia version of Michael Moore (Mikhail Boloto?), recently made a documentary called 'Spies', which Echo of Moscow radio host Yuliya Latynina reviews and comments on, but first she mentions some of Mamontov's more notorious documentaties. I have a question that's even more global: why is this whole story, which should in theory be news, being given to us instead in the form of a movie? Or rather, in the form of a documentary,...
  • Supreme Court sidesteps gay adoption case

    01/10/2005 10:45:20 AM PST · by mlc9852 · 6 replies · 304+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 10, 2005 | Gina Holland
    The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday by four men who challenged Florida's ban on adoption by gay couples, avoiding another contentious fight over gay rights.
  • U.S. Adoptions Get Easier: Some Domestic Agencies Say They Now Have More Babies Than Applicants

    09/28/2004 6:20:23 AM PDT · by OESY · 70 replies · 1,354+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 28, 2004 | SUEIN HWANG
    It's a problem the nation's adoption agencies haven't seen in 30 years: "We desperately need couples who want to adopt babies in the U.S.," says Sue Will, maternity-services coordinator at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, one of the state's largest social-services agencies. The organization's plight reflects a remarkable shift in the adoption world. Some agencies say it is becoming considerably easier for some couples to adopt a healthy infant born in the U.S. While there still are challenges, the pool of healthy infants available for adoption appears to be experiencing an uptick in some parts of the country. The key:...
  • Catholic Charity supports sodomite adoptions

    05/21/2004 10:10:04 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 12 replies · 505+ views
    MassNews ^ | 20th May 2004
    We at MassNews feel compelled at this time to tell about a Franciscan Brother on Cape Cod, Br. Alexis Brugnolo, who has sent messages around the Internet this month that Catholic Charities in Massachusetts is giving many children for adoption to homosexuals. Apparently, one-half of their children go to homosexuals. Br. Brugnolo writes: One is a young mother of Fall River, who approached catholic charities a few years ago, while Archbishop Sean O'Malley was Bishop of Fall River. She requested an application form for adoption; and was shocked to find that this form allowed two males or two females to...
  • Gay Dads Welcome New Baby in Lexington, KY

    01/10/2004 9:04:27 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 29 replies · 483+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 01-10-04 | Spears, Valarie Honeycutt
    Gay dads welcome new baby By Valarie Honeycutt Spears HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER The two Lexington gay men who made worldwide news by parenting quadruplets had a fifth child yesterday with the help of the same biological mother. The baby, named Brandon Lane Dysarz, was born shortly after 8 a.m. at Lexington's Central Baptist Hospital by a planned Caesarean section, according to Lexington hair stylist Thomas Dysarz, the baby's biological father. "He looks just like me," said Dysarz, who said the healthy boy weighed in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces. The birth, like the July 26, 2002, birth of the quadruplets,...
  • Adoption ruling cited as threat to families

    08/18/2003 10:19:44 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2003 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    <p>The recent California Supreme Court decision to uphold "second-parent" adoptions has been hailed as a victory for homosexual couples, but some people see it as a step toward the further unraveling of the traditional family.</p> <p>"This case has been reported by the media as an affirmation of homosexual adoption, but it actually goes far beyond that," said Peter Sprigg, an analyst with the Family Research Council.</p>
  • Paula Poundstone gets her 3 adopted kids back..I'm sure they'll be safe with her now...

    11/19/2002 1:05:40 PM PST · by Registered · 17 replies · 234+ views
    AP-Yahoo ^ | 11-19-2002 | AP
    Mon Nov 18, 7:18 PM ET A judge has ordered that three adopted children taken away from comic Paula Poundstone (news - web sites) 17 months ago be returned to her custody, but her lawyer said on November 18, 2002 that it may be weeks before that happens. The judge ruled that Poundstone, shown outside court July 3, 2001, had established an exemplary record during her probation for child endangerment and deserved to regain custody of her