|Family Research Council giddy over SD's attack on same-sex families like this one.|
As to be expected, the hate group Family Research Council is crowing about the decision by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard to sign into law a bill which would allow foster care and adoption agencies to discriminate against gays on the basis of "religious liberty" without any penalties, such as losing possible government funds
And as I expected, FRC's crowing was a deceptive statement which attempts to obscure the central problem of this new law. Although I didn't think the organization's attempt would be so poor
Below is the statement in its entirety via FRC's daily Washington Update:
Here's something both sides should agree on: the importance of adoption. But these days, even finding loving homes for kids is an explosive topic in the bigger clash over religious liberty. At least in South Dakota, children won't be pawns in the Left's push to legitimize same-sex parents. Late Friday, Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) signed a bill into law that protects the beliefs of faith-based adoption agencies and foster care providers. As the South Dakota Family Policy Council explains, "The law would ensure that the State of South Dakota may not coerce them to abandon their sincerely-held religious beliefs or moral convictions in their placement decisions and the ongoing need for placement of children in safe nurturing homes will be served. These faith-based adoption agencies do not currently receive any state funds for child placement services, but without this protection, they are faced with a possible decision of closing their doors or failing their mission. While this has already occurred in other states, it should never happen here in South Dakota."