Alabama Protects Adoption Agencies from being Bullied into Placing Children with Homosexuals
This week, the Alabama House of Representatives voted to protect adoption agencies from being bullied by the government into submission in allowing homosexuals to adopt children.
The Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act, which was introduced by Rep. Rich Wingo (R-Tuscaloosa), was passed by a vote of 60-14.
“Religious organizations, in particular, have a lengthy and distinguished history of providing child placing services that predate government involvement,” the Act reads. “This act seeks to ensure that people of any faith, or no faith at all, are free to serve children and families who are in need in ways consistent with the communities that first inspired their service. … Child placing agencies, both individuals and organizations, have the inherent, fundamental, and inalienable right to free exercise of religion protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”
The Act would “prohibit the state from discriminating against child placing agencies on the basis that the provider declines to provide a child placement that conflicts with the religious beliefs of the provider.”
“There is no compelling reason to require a child placing agency to violate its sincerely held religious beliefs in providing any service, since alternative access to 10 the services is equally available,” reads the Act. “Ensuring that religious organizations can continue to provide child placing services will benefit the children and families that receive those services.”
Alabama’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is also cited in the Act, which prohibits “the government from burdening the freedom of religion of a person unless the burden is in furtherance of 14 compelling governmental interest and is done in the least restrictive means.”
Many in the homosexual community and their supporters have been outraged that Christians have freedom to live out their convictions without being beat down by the fascist club of homo-nazis. Still, the First Amendment of the Constitution recognizes the right of the individual to exercise freedom of religion (the Christian religion) and that government is not to legislate that right away, but protect it.
Wingo said he was inspired to author the bill because other states – Massachusetts, Illinois, California, and the District of Columbia – force foster and adoption agencies from placing children into homes that violate their faith.
“A number of those faith-based agencies have closed their doors,” he said.
Wingo said Alabama doesn’t have such issues.
“I’d like to think that we’re being proactive instead of being reactive,” he said.
Openly homosexual Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) claimed the Act was “a direct attack against my community.”
“What your vote says to me – if you vote for this bill – is that Patricia Todd is not qualified to be a fit parent,” she said. An agency’s basis for denial is “based on the fact that I love a woman, and it’s not based on what is the best placement for the child.”
The problem is that Ms. Todd is not fit to be a parent being engaged in the deviant relationship she is engaged in. She is mentally ill (Romans 1:18ff) and should not even be a representative in the Alabama House.
However, Rep. Wingo did address her statement. “You know that’s not the intent” of the bill. Wingo responded. “It’s to protect faith-based agencies.”
Good for Alabama. Now, let’s see if their governor has grown a spine since the central government’s attempt to force Alabama to comply with a non-existent law to redefine marriage to include homosexuals against the laws of God and the Constitution of Alabama.