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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:20 AM

How Congressman Mike Kelly encouraged Trump's decision to allow adoption agencies to discriminate

There is a fight brewing in the child adoption and foster care space. A few members of faith-based organizations are claiming they should be given the [special] right to turn away prospective parents from adopting children if they donít agree with their beliefs or viewpoints completely.

In response to this minority, President Trump directed the Department of Health and Human Services to roll back a regulation that ensured federal dollars werenít being given to organizations working to help children find a family if they were turning away parents. In many instances, those parents were being denied services on religious grounds.

If you are wondering, President Trump took his cues on this issue from U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), who earlier sponsored legislation to accomplish the same goal.

Who are they trying to turn away? It could be anyone, but in this particular case, the targets are those within the LGBTQ community.

So, on the one hand, we have adults who are running adoption organizations, while on the other, adults who want to adopt. Both groups can go to the polls on Election Day. They have that right. But arenít we forgetting the most important group of people in all of this? Arenít we forgetting about the most vulnerable group?

With the policy change by President Trumpís administration and the proposed legislation by Rep. Kelly claiming to be for everyone and creatively called the ďInclusion Act,Ē we are opening up a door that could cause more harm to children.


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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:13 AM

1. On gay issues, Trump is basically an empty suit.


No history of being anti-gay before running for president. Even doing some equivocally pro-gay things as president.

But still a Republican wanting the votes of rank and file Republicans who hate hate hate gay people.

I think of it being like Mussolini and Jews. On the way up Mussolini had nothing against Jews in his rhetoric, and even had some Jewish supporters. But when he needed to make nice nice with the Nazis ...

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