Monday, December 07, 2015

Allstate Insurance commercial continues wonderful trend of spotlighting same-sex families

One day, commercials featuring same-sex families won't be as a big deal, but something rather commonplace. Either way, it's still wonderful to show these realities:

Kansas embroiled in HUGE gay adoption scandal - News Brief Special

Editor's note - Today's news briefs are devoted to a huge controversy brewing even as we speak in Kansas involving gay adoption. We cannot ignore this: 

  Topeka Child Abuse Case Raises Questions About Kansas Policy On Gay Adoptions - And this is the case that started it all. A heterosexual couple was granted custody of a child over a lesbian couple last year. The heterosexual couple has just been arrested on multiple accounts of child abuse.

Johnson County judge: Kansas agency conducted ‘witch hunt’ against lesbian foster parents - While investigating the above case, this 2013 sealed court ruling came out involving ANOTHER case with a same-sex couple.

 Schumm's father testified in landmark case on same-sex adoption - Something worth knowing - the father in the Topeka case who was arrested has a very interesting linkage to individuals who testify as "expert witnesses" against gays. His father, though not testifying in this particular case, has been called to testify against same-sex parenting in other cases, particular in Florida, where he was accused of "cooking his data." He also cites the discredited work of Paul Cameron. 

 Lawmaker calls for audit into anti-gay discrimination claims against DCF - As you can see, the situation has blown up into a huge controversy.

More same-sex couples accuse DCF of discrimination - We are talking HUGE. 

 Kansas senator criticizes media coverage of foster care and gay rights - And the opposition has been knocked on their behinds. 

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Rubio wants to reverse Obama's pro-LGBT executive orders

Marco Rubio

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio seems to think that he is running for "Christian-in-chief" rather than "Commander-in-chief."  From The Washington Blade:

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has pledged to reverse President Obama’s executive order barring anti-LGBT workplace discrimination among federal contractors, saying faith-based businesses are “being compelled to sin by government in their business conduct.” Rubio made the remarks during Thanksgiving week in the same interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network in which he said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage is “not settled law.” The media outlet didn’t publish the portion of the interview in which Rubio talked about Obama’s order until Saturday.

 . . . The U.S. senator from Florida said the U.S. government must not requite organizations “motivated by their faith or organized around their faith from having to violate the tenants of their faith, and that includes government contractors.” “There are many government contractors and small companies who provide services to the government who are faith-based people, and they are, they are being compelled to sin by government in their business conduct,” Rubio said. “That is not something we should be supporting.”

Rubio's comments underscores just how far this ridiculous argument regarding "religious liberty" has under gone.  Sacrificing fairness for the sake of religion puts us back in the dark ages.