Thursday, September 06, 2007

Protecting The Children

Michelle Malkin has a story which makes it imperative that the proposal to ban unmarried couples from adopting or fostering children gets put on the ballet. While Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel rejected the current wording, Jerry Cox, the Family Council president hopes to be able to make the needed changes to get it certified.
Members of his organization and its supporters, who helped campaign for the state’s ban on gay marriage in 2004, have been looking for a way to keep homosexuals from adopting or becoming foster parents. The group failed to push through the General Assembly this spring a bill that would have banned all homosexuals and cohabiting couples from adopting or becoming foster parents.

While there is a desperate need for foster parents, we shouldn't have to send children into a worse situation then what they've escaped. What we particularly don't need is case workers to be so politically correct that they fail to protect the children they're responsible for.
"The sexual orientation of the men was a significant cause of people not ‘thinking the unthinkable’.
"It was clear that a number of staff were afraid of being thought homophobic.
"The fear of being discriminatory led them to fail to discriminate between the appropriate and the abusive."

These case workers shouldn't have been bullied or frightened into not performing their duties because they might offend a citizen minority which labels anyone who questions anything about their lifestyle as being discriminatory.

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