Texas adoption bill ignores science, parenting experts in favor of dogma

May 25, 2017

By Heidi Stevens

A gentle reminder.

In case the bill Texas senators passed early Monday — the one allowing publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to turn away non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents — becomes some sort of ugly trend, it’s worth noting a few of the ways it’s wrongheaded.

There’s the problem of accepting public funding while discriminating against members of the public, of course. (The bill is opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.)

But there’s also the more fundamental, moral problem of denying children access to loving, capable parents.

The science is clear: Children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well as children raised by opposite-sex parents.

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4 comments on “Texas adoption bill ignores science, parenting experts in favor of dogma

  • @OP- In case the bill Texas senators passed early Monday — the one allowing publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to turn away non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents

    For those in power, whose “knowledge of life” is based on the rosy tribalist spectacles of faith-indoctrination and the “knowledge” derived from dogmatic gapology, – people who are not immersed in their personal ignorant delusions, could not possibly know anything about competently bringing up children or making moral decisions!
    (Psychological projection 1.01 from inside a delusion bubble)



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  • Meanwhile in the real wildlife world of nature there is this experiment!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40118134

    A Dutch zoo says two male vultures in a long-standing relationship have become parents after successfully hatching an egg.

    Staff gave the gay griffon vultures an abandoned egg, which they cared for in their nest for two months.

    Zoo keeper Job van Tol said the two fathers are “a very tight couple” and are doing the job perfectly.

    “We have had them for some years. They always build a nest together, bond and mate together,” he told the BBC.

    “But, as two males, the one thing they could not do was lay an egg.”

    So when staff discovered a lone egg that none of the other vultures would adopt, they first cared for it in an incubator, and then decided to place in the male couple’s nest.

    “It was a bit of risk as we had no guarantees of success, but we thought, finally, this is their chance,” said Mr Van Tol.

    Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo said the new parents are very protective of their fast-growing chick, which is now 20 days old, and they have been breaking up its food to make it manageable to eat.

    “As in some penguin species, vultures do everything the same, they alternate all the jobs. Females lay the eggs, but they breed together, they forage for food together. Males are programmed to have that duty of care,” said Mr Van Tol.



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  • @OP- In case the bill Texas senators passed early Monday — the one allowing publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to turn away non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents.

    Meanwhile:- The Republic of Ireland continues to throw off the theocratic bigotry of the past!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40266513

    Leo Varadkar has become the Republic of Ireland’s new taoiseach (prime minister).

    A parliamentary vote on Wednesday confirmed the 38-year-old as the country’s youngest and first gay leader by 57 votes to 50, with 47 abstentions.

    “The government that I lead will not be one of left or right because those old divisions don’t comprehend the political challenges of today.

    “The government I lead will be one of the new European centre as we seek to build a republic of opportunity.”

    Mr Varadkar then travelled to the president’s residence, Áras an Uachtaráin, where President Michael D Higgins gave him the seals of office to officially confirm his appointment.

    Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny nominated Mr Varadkar to succeed him at the start of Wednesday’s Dáil proceedings, saying that he would carry out the role with integrity and skill.

    “As the country’s youngest holder of this office, he speaks for a new generation of Irish women and Irish men,” he said.

    “He represents a modern, diverse and inclusive Ireland and speaks for them like no other, an Ireland in which each person can fulfil their potential and live their dreams.”

    I think educated Irish Americans, might be entitled to a little bit of envy!

    The former GP, [doctor] who is the son of an Irish nurse and a doctor from India, won the Fine Gael party leadership earlier this month.

    He has made his leadership rival Simon Coveney the deputy leader of the party.



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  • Also putting bigotry behind them and leaving the backward parts of the US stuck in the ignorance of their bronze-age mythology:-

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40297480

    The president of Serbia has nominated a gay woman to be his prime minister in a double first for the deeply conservative Balkan state.

    Ana Brnabic was chosen by the new President, Aleksandar Vucic. Her approval by parliament will be largely a formality, as his party and its allies hold an overwhelming majority.

    Just a few years ago, the appointment would have been unthinkable.

    But EU hopeful Serbia can present it as proof of increasing tolerance.

    Ms Brnabic is not only Serbia’s first openly gay PM, but also the first woman in that post.

    “I believe that Brnabic has professional and personal qualities to be prime minister,” Mr Vucic told reporters, “and that along with other ministers she will work on improvement and progress of our Serbia.”

    He made no mention of her sexuality.



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