Friday, September 26, 2008

But Will They Turn Them Gay?

When it comes to kids with special needs....

(New York City) A study released Thursday by a non-partisan adoption group says that states need to tap into the gay and lesbian community to reduce the number of children up for adoption.

There are about 129,000 children waiting to be adopted, the New York-based Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute said in the report.

Many of these children are older and have special physical, mental health, and developmental challenges.

In other words, these poor kids are deemed "unadoptable." The Evan Donaldson Adoption Institute goes on to say that it found gay and lesbian adults to be “very willing to adopt children with special needs and, as a demographic group, may be more willing to do so than heterosexual adults.”

Yes, they're willing to take the children other people don't want.

The little guy to the left was adopted by a gay couple. Does he look like he cares?

Orphans have suffered discrimination for centuries. Some years ago, many children's birth certificates were stamped ILLEGITIMATE. Good "Christian" people insisted upon the policy. The orphanage I was born in was labeled an "Infant Asylum" - the largest Catholic orphanage in Chicago. The orphanage was also very careful in "matching" me up with my parents so that no one outside the family could tell I was "adopted" "unwanted" "illegitimate." There is a bill floating in England's House of Lords that would make sperm-donor children identifiable through their birth certificates ("so that these poor children KNOW how they were conceived!!")

At Least They Won't Blame This Latest Disaster On Gays

God's Ambulence Chaser
"Disasters R Us!"


Christofascists LOVE disasters of all kinds: hurricanes, floods, volcanic eruptions and (if you think of them as a disasters) wars. They tell people that God hates the victims for some reason or God's benevolence and protection has been removed by the devil and sinners. Then they rain Bibles and Scriptural tracts on those victims (after, of course, they've fed them a bit - they are Christian, of course).

But what about an economic disaster? Will proselytizers scream "Look what you've brought on yourselves! It's God's punishment!"?? This is a tricky one, indeed. In our latest and biggest economic disaster since the Great Depression, the origin points to the people the Christian Right put faith in: the bastions of capitalism. The deregulation of banks, savings and loans and even greedy retailers like Walmart was championed by the likes of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Jesse Helms and, of course, George W. Bush. Are they going to say to Republicans "God punished you for your evil ways"?

Or will they find a scapegoat?

Scapegoats are big with Christofascists. They're so handy and so...hate-able. Pick any outside group of people, label them "sinners" and tell everyone that THEY were the cause of all our economic problems.

That's why I'm worried that the gay community will be blamed for the fall of WAMU, Goldman Sacks, etc. I don't as yet know exactly how they'll do it, but they will. Were gays marching and whoring on Wall Street last week? Did they pillage a Starbucks? Did gay marriage somehow threaten to close the women's wear section of The Gap? Who knows what those infidels were up to!

Rest assured that some "Reverend" head of a megachurch is going to say something to make a connection between the fall of Wall Street and the drop of our 501s.


The show's just starting.

Just a thought.