Thursday, March 8, 2012

This is why it's important to know the candidates lest such be given power.

GOP Bill Labels All Single-Parent
 And All Gay Households As Child Abuse

by David Badash on March 2, 2012
in Bigotry Watch,Civil Rights,Discrimination,News,Politics

A GOP lawmaker in Wisconsin is trying to pass a bill that would classify “non marital parenthood” as a cause of child abuse. Since gays cannot legally mary in Wisconsin, the bill automatically includes single and coupled gays and lesbians, plus any single person regardless of orientation.
The bill “requir[es] the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.” Republican State Senator Glenn Grothman, who has a long history of radical positions, wants to spend tax dollars “educating” the public — with no scientific proof (because there is none) — that gays, lesbians, single mothers, and single fathers should not be allowed to be parents because their children will grow up in an abusive home.
In fact, Senator Grothman is claiming that the very lack of two married opposite sex parents in a household constitutes child abuse. Apparently, Senator Grothman believes that marriage is for procreation, and therefore only married people should be allowed to raise children.
In essence, the bill could, if it became law, be used to outlaw all gay couples raising children, and all single-parent households.

It truly boggles the mind, how stupid these radical conservatives are.

What is supposed to happen to all those children who, tragically, lose a parent to, say, cancer? A car accident? Divorce? Does the State come in the day of the parent’s funeral and rip the young boy or girl from their surviving parent’s loving arms and place them in an orphanage?
Yes, we all know these small government conservatives who want government just small enough to fit under our bedroom doors, in women’s uteruses, and now, determining who can and who cannot raise their own child.
By the way, the good Senator Grothman in the past has opposed sex education in schools claiming teachers would promote an “agenda” to make student become gay.
Although Grothman has said, ”Everybody knows you’re not supposed to smoke!” he voted against a law banning smoking in bars and restaurants, but supported a bill allowing smoking in hotel rooms. And Grothman called a proposed Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, “an insult to all the other taxpayers around the state,” and opposed any possibility of a Kwanzaa holiday, stating Americans should “treat Kwanzaa with the contempt it deserves before it becomes a permanent part of our culture.”
Grothman has also “advocated the hiring of more business-friendly individuals to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,” according to Wikipedia.


Sammy B said...

Hello Randy
I saw this story elsewhere yesterday, and, even by the standards of right wing lunacy, I found it hard to believe. You'd like to think that such bigotry and insanity would automatically make a politician completely unelectable, but I'm afraid I have to say that, in the current climate, he'll probably gain more votes than he'd lose. Never underestimate the stupidity of the voting public.

Love & best wishes
Sammy B

randy said...

Hi Sammy;
You're right. At one time, it was considered poor taste to actually spout such moronic drivle, but lately it's become fashionable to be irrational. Go figure.


Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,
I read that post a lil bit late.I really don't understand your American System of lawmaking
"A GOP lawmaker in Wisconsin is trying to pass a bill that would classify “non marital parenthood” as a cause of child abuse."
is this lawmaker kind of a lobbyist?
<3 miles

So, isn't there a possibility to aske those stupids wanabe-"christians": Come up with facts, and dont tell us your stupid hate-believes.

Scottie said...

Talk of throwing out the baby with the bath water. It amazes me the lengths some will go to obstruct those they disagree with or hate.

I was reading quickly about the state legislator who wants to stop the youth group gay friendly plate in his state he has repeatedly tried to first stop just that plate and now wants to get rid of all of them. Just to get rid of one.

Ok here is the facts. I know I am not the only child in the world who would have had a much better life if my mother had not lived with my step father! And my step siblings from hell.

Hugs and best wishes. Scottie

randy said...

This is a scary road, Scottie;
Given the direction this man is going, his next step is to say that, perhaps, either the state is better off raising all children or that only wealthy properly churched and socially alligned people can raise children. Being a nutball is not presuming he doesn't have goals!
No, what we need for kids to grow strong and healthy is for the parents to care for them over their own wants and needs, to love, discipline, nurture and teach. I don't see anything about gender in any of that, do you?

hugs and love;

randy said...

Hi Miles;
I think this law maker is one who takes himself far too seriously. He's a goof, and because he has power he's a scary one. Wisconsin is a republican strong hold right now - along with a lobby effort by a family named Koch, who are having far reaching effects on the country as a whole and Wisconsin in particular. The interesting thing about that is the manner in which people soon get tired of such and seek a big change. It can't come soon enough!