130,000 kids

In the United States there are approximately 130,000 kids looking for adoptive parents.

In the great state of Arkansas, a law was just past preventing gay couples from adopting or serving as foster parents.

I would like to vomit.

This law was strongly backed by a “Christian movement,” which means Christians committed a remarkably un-Christian act. When I bash religion (and I often do), it’s with stuff like this in mind. Do Christians truly believe this is how Christ would have behaved? Do they truly believe it’s better to leave children in a state of nothingness than to have them live in safe, loving homes?

I know the Bible sort of slams homosexuality, but, well, the Bible isn’t everything. God (if you believe in him) gifted us with brains and hearts; an ability to reason and think on the fly. If anyone—anyone—thinks it’s best in this country to marginalize and humiliate homosexuals, well, you’re damned to an eternity in hell.

If there is a hell.

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  1. The thing that bothers me about this is it just seems so mean-spirited. I’d think the adoption process would screen couples who hadn’t established a clear commitment to each other and parenting regardless of orientation.

    That pretty much means you’re afraid of the impact of gay parents on a child. Are people really concerned about that? I mean naturally there’s the concern of the kid “catching gay”, but…I’m kidding, of course.

    I’m trying to imagine genuine concerns and they all seem to be based on a belief that homosexuality is wrong. Personally, I don’t believe that’s a decision that should be left to the electorate as they are being allowed to take away the liberties of individuals. Let’s hope there’s a bench in the state that does some legislatin’.

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