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State ‘Weeding Out’ Christian Beliefs: Foster-Care Officials Declare Parents With Traditional Values Unacceptable

Saturday, September 28, 2013 14:07
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Bob Unruh * WND

A video has been uncovered of Massachusetts officials promising to weed out foster parents with conservative values who would only “tolerate” a youth’s gender confusion and not endorse it.
The video was featured by political activist Amy Contrada, who researches family issues through the non-profit Massachusetts-based group Mass Resistance organization.
In a new report, she wrote: “It’s now official policy in Massachusetts. Adults holding traditional values will no longer be allowed to adopt or be foster parents.”
Contrada said the video is of a Boston Bar Association forum with the state Department of Children and Families and the state agency on homosexual youth.
“The DFC speakers confirmed that they are ‘weeding out’ adoptive and foster parents who are not willing to wholly accept and support LGBT (lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, or transgender) self-identification by a child in their care,” she wrote.
Michelle Gordon, a recruitment officer for the state child welfare office, is shown on the video speaking.
“We are sort of setting new expectations,” Gordon said. “We’re weeding out some of this passiveness and sort of destructive behaviors that are occurring. It is often so subtle.
“There is some weeding out of foster homes that are still going on,” she said.
The session was led by Erika Rickard of the state Commission on LGBT Youth.
Rickard said there is an urgent need for “supportive” foster parents for “gender-confused” children, estimating 20 percent of youth in foster care in the state are “gay” or lesbian.
The goal, she said, is “safe, welcoming and affirming homes.”
Eventually that will include all foster parents, officials said, since the state now requires them to take annual training on alternative sexual lifestyles.
Some foster parents say they’re comfortable with a child expressing confused feelings but really aren’t, the state officials said.
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  • RompingWillyBilly

    The Republican party is dead. Pass it on. In that the media is owned by what now amounts to a one party state of Democrats, we could never get the opportunity to voice our opinions that the Republican party is dead. So, pass it on. The Republican party is now dead.

    • 3AM

      …so are the democrats… IT’S ONLY COMUNISM NOW.., everywhere in the world. But the end goal will be Fascism. Do you now that Hitler called his dream “World Order?” What do you think the new world order is all about?… Except total control from a super sized world government, with no middle class… The United Nations is the new Babylon and it once again will be destroyed by God. We are almost home. Hang on to your faith and call sin by its rightful name.

      Read Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for radicals” which was dedicated to Lucifer and which was lectured by your now muslim president Obama…

      Then read “The Naked Communist” and then “Brave New World.”

      Come quickly Lord Jesus

  • gee are

    Have you gone totally crazy? You best get those idiots out of office before it’s too late. One gay from Kenya should not scare the whole state. You can survive without the gay criminal dictator n chief. What’s your problem with the Church? That O’Bamas work.

  • Android Wizard

    This is very unconstitutional as it is a violation of free exercise by the state. I was surprised that that more of the comments on the original post don’t say that. It’s basically the state saying you can’t participate in activity X because of your religion. I would expect nothing less out of the witchcraft-infested state of Massachusetts. Was not there a governor that ran for president recently from that state? Hummmmm???

  • Pix

    What has preventing indirect discrimination and equality got to with your claim that Christians are being weeded out? You live in a secular country subject to human rights and equality, not Saudi Arabia.

    The article amounts to whining about having to conform to the same equality laws as everyone else.


    • Pix

      It’s the difference between living under human rights based secular law and living under a theocratic law. You cannot claim it’s just Christians being forced under secular law to conform to secular law, it applies to all people inflicting indirect discrimination and inequality on the grounds of their unsubstantiated belief. Your religious beliefs do not exempt you from acting lawfully.

      • frosty

        Sorry, but your typical rail against Christian religion is misplaced and totally irrelevant on this issue. Nature itself has soundly rejected your fictitious “equality” issue by eliminating sexual perversion as a possible means of conception. Under the laws of nature, children are not items issued by the state.

        Appealing to the power of the state to enforce the Marxist religion of humanism, of replacing the authority of God and of His nature with that decreed by man through the state, inevitably leads to a condition of totalitarianism and tyranny. Then, with might-makes-right as the operational mode of authority and power, those useful idiots who once cried for “rights” and “equality” will be crushed without mercy.

        Regardless of your humanist religious beliefs, God’s law is eternally operational. Although we have the gift of free will and can choose to act unlawfully against His will, we can not exempt ourselves from the natural consequences of doing so. Reject tyranny and choose liberty.

      • Pix

        frosty “Under the laws of nature, children are not items issued by the state.”

        They are according to the sate, they issue a maritime birth certificate for each child born, ie as in a ship birthing at a dock. The article amounts to whining about having to conform to the same as everyone else.

        Humanism is not political per say, but based on empathy for others and equal rights, liberty. ie freedom rather that a property of the state that can be dictated to. Religion is just another form of political dictatorship with an established hierarchy overlord the same as all other political dictatorships.

        All dictatorships attempt to destroy any competition, religion is no different with it’s constant insults and vilification of anyone who disagrees. Given half a chance they would be back to burning people alive for disagreeing, if it was not for equality and humanistic based secular law preventing it.

    • yes2truth

      You wouldn’t know what equality was if it were a piece of 4×2 whacking you across the forehead.

      The biggest whingers of all are those who chase after the wind of mythical human rights.

      You are so full of Bolshevik Marxist Jew crap your unpleasant odour reaches here.

  • yes2truth

    Get your children de-registered from the State – rescind all registrations of a live birth (berth) and get your children back.

    Then foster privately – fostering is not the state’s business if it is private.

    Just tell the Bolshevik Marxist Jew scum to take a hike.

  • cpmondello

    50% of ALL heterosexual marriages end in divorce. Not very “stable” I’d say.

    • yes2truth

      Mostly because divorce is too easy to obtain and young people nowadays getting married are immature, dumbed down and emotionally infantile due the crap and excrement spewed from LEDs and the MSM in general.

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