New Legislation Puts Liberals In Their Place

It is tragic how many innocent children get put into the foster care system or up for adoption in this nation.

There is a constant need for families to take in these children, and give them a loving and stable environment.

However, having come out of situations that were not good for their well-being or long term mental and physical health, it is important that children are not placed right back in homes that do as much harm as the ones they were taken out of.

Religious based adoption agencies have long been confronted for their unwavering stance on not allowing homosexual couples to adopt a child.

It not only goes against Biblical instruction, but also goes against traditional family values; which are crucial to giving these troubled kids the most stable and successful environments.

An amendment was just passed that allows Christian based adoption agencies to continue to deny homosexual couples a child, while still receiving government funds.

LifeSite News reported:

A Republican-dominated U.S. House committee has approved an amendment to a Labor and HHS spending bill that would prevent religious adoption agencies receiving taxpayer money from being forced to violate their beliefs by placing children with same-sex couples.”

This landmark legislation is a leap forward for religious freedoms, and gives hope that there’s still a conservative force in power to be reckoned with.

Just as liberals get loud about every aspect of conservative politics, hoping that by sheer volume, pestering, and bullying they can have their way with legislation, there are those who are upset with the amendment.

According to the Christian Post, naysayers are calling the new piece of legislation a “license to discriminate”.

Alabama Representative Robert Aderholt introduced the amendment in an effort to aid in some “serious problems facing our nation”, according the Christian Post.

Aderholt hopes that by enabling Christian adoption agencies the choice to be more scrutinizing in who they let take a child home, that it will keep the kids with forever families.

In Alabama alone, there has been a 30% increase in the last four years of children entering the foster care system, according to the Christian Post.

A main contributor to the increase, Aderholt sees as being the opioid epidemic that has plagued this nation in the last several years.

Hindering some of these children finding a stable and loving home is states and localities barring religious organizations from assisting welfare agencies, just because they won’t place children with same-sex couples.

Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian Services are huge organizations that help thousands of children find homes, and by not utilizing their reach states really do the kids a disservice.

Aderholt says, as reported by the Christian Post:

The amendment I introduced seeks to prevent these governments from discriminating against child welfare providers on the basis that the provider declines to provide a service that conflicts with its sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions. Furthermore, it would require the Department of Health and Human Services to withhold 15 percent of federal funds for child welfare services from states and localities that discriminate against these agencies.”

The amendment to not discriminate against religious organizations for their beliefs, passed in the House committee 29-23, with, unsurprisingly, every Democrat voting against the amendment, according the Christian Post.

In an ironic statement for a liberal, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-California was reported by the Christian Post as calling the amendment “a sickening new low”, and an act of bigotry.

Pelosi is a prime example of an immoral perspective, and has no room to be judging any representative or piece of legislation.

In an interview defending women being able to kill their children in the womb after 20 weeks, Pelosi calls late-term abortions “Sacred ground”, according Medical Daily.

To invoke a religious connotation to a reprehensible act against God’s plan and design is beyond appalling.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) was quoted by the Christian Post saying that

Any member of Congress who supports this amendment is clearly stating that it is more important to them to discriminate than it is to find loving homes for children in need.”

Liberals don’t see it as them discriminating when they are oppressive against religious institutions for standing by what they believe.

It is also not the smartest choice on an empirical level to allow children to be raised in homes where the parents are same-sex, or transgender.

In a study head by Mark Regnerus, an associate professor of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, it was found that:

respondents whose mother had a same-sex relationship fared worse on 24 of the 40 tested outcomes, compared with children of an intact heterosexual couple.

Sixty-nine percent of children of lesbian mothers reported that their family received public assistance, such as welfare at some point, compared with 17 percent from intact biological families. About half of children of an intact biological family said they were employed full-time, compared with 26 percent of those born to a lesbian mother. Fourteen percent of kids of a lesbian mom spent time in foster care at some point, compared with 2 percent of the rest of the children studied.”

These results show that living in a same-sex couples home can put the children back in the same types of environments they were rescued from.

Regnerus’ study is one of the largest of its kind. Although the results were not pleasing to the LGBT community and hotly debated, it doesn’t diminish the data.

Alabama set a precedent defending Christian organizations from being ousted for doing what is best for the children.

Hopefully, we will see more states follow suit, and set amendments and legislation in place that protect the religious liberties this country was founded with.

Please let us know in the comments section what you think of the amendment, or even how it was necessary to pass one in order for religious organizations to operate within their values.

 

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