Date Added: April 11, 2002
I grew up to believe that there is no black or white, only shades of gray. Yet, when it comes to social legislation, the difference between the left and the right is often presented as an absolute. In this case, and extremely conservative organization is taking a stand against very liberal legislation. Unfortunately, they don't have the facts quite right.
CALIFORNIA MAY ELIMINATE CHRISTIAN FOSTER PARENTS Radical pro-homosexual legislators in California are not only promoting homosexuality in California's public schools, now they're going after Christian foster parents. Assemblywoman Judy Chu of Monterey Park is sponsoring AB 2651, a bill that will turn foster homes into training grounds for homosexuality.
Chu's bill says: "This bill would require the Department [of Social Services] to adopt regulations, as specified, regarding gay or lesbian youth who are in foster care, including training requirements for foster parents and foster care staff."
This legislation would force Christian foster parents into promoting homosexuality or they will have to stop being foster parents. No where in this legislation is there a requirement that foster parents describe the dangerous health risks associated with homosexual behavior! Christians in California must rally to defeat this dangerous legislation!
This effort to turn foster homes into recruitment programs for homosexuals is now part of the overall homosexual agenda. But there's more. Beverly Sheldon recently attended a "Sexual Orientation Law Conference" at the UCLA School of Law. She heard homosexual activists openly stating that homes where the parents are "religious" should be banned from being foster parents. This is not just limited to parents who may object to homosexualityaEUR"but to any religious parents!
The goal is to strip Christians and religious individuals of the right to provide loving homes for troubled children. If you live in California, please let your legislators know you oppose AB 2651! To find your legislator, go to: http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/defaulttext.asp
TAKE ACTION: Go to our web site and download more information on this very real threat to Christians. We have created a church bulletin insert for downloading as well.
As with most online activism, this call to action provides a very skewed description of the bill's provision. As a Chu spokesperson explains:
The email is not correct in its description of the legislation.
The current version of the legislation is available on the Assembly website www.assembly.ca.gov.
The bill is being amended and we have actually received a request by some religious groups for an amendment to include sensitivity to a foster youth's religious beliefs.
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