The strident march of tolerance goose steps forward into the brave new world. It appears that Representatives Pete Stark and Nancy Pelosi want gays, but not faithful Catholics, to adopt children. That will be the likely affect of proposed legislation aimed at eliminating "homophobia" in the adoption process.
Stark told the Huffington Post he decided to introduce the measure because of the “homophobic opposition that has tried to decide that gay people aren’t suitable adoptive parents.”
He cited a “tremendous need” for adoptive parents in the U.S. and said there are “thousands of kids who would otherwise be stuck in foster care.”
But Sprigg said the bill would drive out “some of the most effective adoption agencies that there are.”
“Christian adoption agencies such as Catholic Charities have such an outstanding record. It would be sacrificing the interest of children to drive them out of the adoption business.”
In 2009 Catholic Charities completed 3,794 adoptions and provided adoption services to 43,982 clients. It provided foster care services for 18,344 children and adolescents, the Catholic Charities USA 2009 Annual Survey reports.
“The impact of the legislation would be to mean that fewer children will actually get homes,” said Windham. She said such proposals are part of a “growing conflict” and that supporters of religious freedom should oppose Stark’s bill.
Without a religious freedom exemption, the bill would make it “very difficult if not impossible” for religiously-affiliated agencies to operate, Windham said.
Similar laws have forced some agencies to close.So, the Democratic party's Catholiphobia has gotten the better of it again, ironically in the name of tolerance. "Gays, out of the closet; Catholics into it."
Naturally, more children will go without adoptive homes should Christian organizations be forced out of the market by government preference. Who cares? The point of the Orwellianly entitled “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” is not to give every child a family. Rather, it is to bend the Church to the leftist will, or, minimally, harass it for having the temerity to hold a contrary opinion regarding family matters--the traditional one--to Reps Stark, Pelosi, and their ilk.