Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The GOP Hates Children, Too

It’s fairly clear that the GOP doesn’t like The Gays because, many of them, most of the party, is working against marriage equality everywhere; hell, they’re against any and all legislation that might be deemed gay-friendly.

And we know the GOP is anti-women because this party, of mostly old men, wants to poke their noses into women’s vaginas — and not in the way a woman might enjoy — and wants to tells women what they can, and cannot, do with their own bodies, their own healthcare, and, well, doesn’t think women should earn as much as men even if doing the same job.

The GOP is also anti-immigrant, and uses fear-based rhetoric to spread their message; how many times have we heard the wingnuts like Michele Bachmann and Louie Gohmert suggest that these children, children, coming across the borders are only coming here to rape “our” women. Man, that’s anti-women — suggesting that we, I assume, men, own women — and anti-immigrant. And let’s be queer, it’s only the brown-skinned undocumented immigrants the GOP has trouble with, because you never hear them rant and rail against the white ones coming here illegally from Europe.

But now it appears that some in the GOP are anti-children, working to pass legislation to restrict who can adopt a child in this country.

There’s a new bit of federal legislation — S. 2706/H.R. 5285 — introduced this week by co-authors, and Republicans, of course, Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, that would allow adoption or foster care providers to refuse service on the basis of their own personal religious objections.

And it affects everyone.

See, this new law, if passed, would allow a religious adoption agency from a non-Christian faith to refuse adoption services to a straight, Christian couple; a single parent seeking to foster a child could be denied; and, of course, let us not forget the gay and lesbian couples who would be told ‘No’ when asked if they might adopt a child.

Children, in need of a loving parent, adoptive or foster, would sit in orphanages or group homes because an adoption providers own personal religious beliefs will not allow that child to be adopted out to a loving home because, well, gay … or single … or of a different, i.e. bad, faith.

That’s the GOP people; working against LGBT rights, women’s rights, the brown-skinned, Hispanic speaking immigrants, and now children.

Is that the kind of party we want in an elected office? In any elected office?


Helen Lashbrook said...

Catholic adoption agencies in the UK were swatted down by the courts when they wanted exemption on religious grounds from dealing with LGBT adoptions. But they have appealed.

In whose best interests are they standing for at the end of the day? Not the child's IMO. Children just need to be loved; religion, colour, race and/or sexual preferences of prospective adopters don't matter.

the dogs' mother said...

I think all this is trying to get a landmark Supreme Court case.

anne marie in philly said...

is there ANYBODY the GOP likes? besides themselves? asshats!