A crime against families

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Brandonf, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Brandonf

    Brandonf ET Sponsor

    I am completely appalled by the following "act" on the Arkansas ballot. As an unmarried former foster parent , I am simply disgusted that people who would never even consider taking in these kids themselves would vote for such an Act when the need for foster families is now greater than ever, depriving truly wonderful people from the chance of having a family of their own and preventing them from giving that same opportunity to kids that have been through more in their short life times than most adult can even fathom. They should be ashamed of themselves. They should be ashamed.


    "Early voting in Arkansas shows voters favoring proposed Initiated Act 1, to prohibit foster parenting and adoption by unmarried couples.

    With 43 of 2,566 precincts reporting, the vote for the act was 71,030 to 49,660 against. The vote represents primarily early voting across a broad number of Arkansas counties, particularly in traditionally conservative areas of the state.

    The vote did not include tallies from Pulaski County, the state's largest, which typically has a more progressive voting record. It was one of only two counties to oppose the constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage and civil unions in Arkansas, for example. But the margin of early voting suggests Pulaski's vote might not be sufficient to overcome support for the measure in other parts of the state.

    The measure was put on the ballot by a petition drive led by the Arkansas Family Council, an affiliate of Colorado evangelist James Dobson's political organization. It was opposed by a coalition of medical and civil liberties groups, among others."
  2. For better or worst this is about keeping same sex couples from being around children.

    This bill may have passed had it just said only different sex unmarried couples would be allowed.

    Maybe not fair in many eyes, but it is about the children and it would be a helpful step from the childs view.

    Problems is that the Gays use these emotional subjects to advance their agenda and that is the underlying issue here.

    The churchs of course have there own agenda.

    But there is a middle ground yet it seems agendas come before children
  3. Brandonf

    Brandonf ET Sponsor

    Trust me that it's anything but helpful from the child's viewpoint.
  4. The point is to get more people invloved, in this case unmarried couples as you state.

    If we all could live with just mixed sex couples for now that at least would bring in more people to help, from that point of view it is a positive for the children