Friday, October 31, 2008
Baptist Convention Casts First Stone
The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, meeting at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville this week, resolved to support the heinous Act 1, The Arkansas Unmarried Couple Adoption Ban. Those Baptist want to make it illegal to do a lot of things, but assuming this position allows them to stand firm against gays and fornicators. They declared that orphans and unwanted children should be warehoused in state institutions at taxpayer expense unless potential adoptive or foster parents meet their standards, because “the Scripture teaches that God’s ideal is that children be nurtured by a father and a mother who are united in the holy covenant of marriage.”
Never mind that there are 3,700 Arkansas children needing foster care and only about 1,100 foster homes are ready to take them. Better that they rot in bedlam than be placed in a loving home with qualified adults who don't conform to the lifestyles of the priggish Arkansas Baptist Convention. These pious meddlers have no better solution, but they are damn sure against sexually active unmarried couples, gay or straight, adopting children or providing foster homes.
If you haven't already done so, Vote Against Act 1.