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Concerned Women for America calls adoption bill an ‘experiment’ of the homosexual agenda

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WASHINGTON — Dr. Janice Crouse of the anti-gay organization Concerned Women for America said that the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” — which would prohibit federal funding for entities that discriminate against prospective adoptive or foster parents on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status — is “an experiment” that should not be taking place.

Janice Crouse

The bill, introduced Monday by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), would restrict federal funds for states if they have laws or practices allowing for discrimination against LGBT parents.

“Something around 65,000 adopted children and 14,000 foster children live in homes that are headed by non-heterosexuals, and yet the data very overwhelmingly says these homes are not as good for children,” Crouse noted, in an interview appearing in the American Family Association’s on-line news blog, OneNewsNow.

“They don’t even come close to being as good for children as a married couple — mom and dad — family.”

Crouse said the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” is not so much about the children as it is about advancing the homosexual agenda.

“That agenda is being advanced at the expense of our children and at the expense of the future of our country,” Crouse said. “When you have children who are being used as guinea pigs like this, it’s totally unwarranted.”

Gillibrand’s office told LGBTQ Nation on Wednesday that the legislation employs the monetary powers of the federal $8 billion child welfare purse to target discriminatory laws against LGBT couples and individuals in more than 30 states, which often eliminates the potential possibilities for children in foster care and wards of those states to otherwise find homes.

An estimated 400,000 children are in the U.S. foster care system, with over 100,000 waiting to be adopted.

Gillibrand has publicly stated, “I think we can develop support in places where someone may not support full marriage equality or may not support other rights. They may care at least about our youth and making sure that healthy families are available to take care of them.”

Allison Howard, Director Of Communications for Concerned Women, told LGBTQ Nation that Dr. Crouse was unavailable for comment when asked specifically about the portion of the quote, [...]“the data very overwhelmingly says these homes are not as good for children.”

Howard said that Crouse utilized data which is publicly available as published on the Concerned Women for America organization’s website.

Concerned Women for America opposes legal recognition of LGBT rights as civil rights., opposes same-sex marriage, asserts that homosexuality is against God’s wishes, and has described homosexual behavior as “disordered,” “unnatural,” and “immoral.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center has described Concerned Women for America as one of a “dozen major groups [that] help drive the religious right’s anti-gay crusade.”

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32 more reader comments:

  1. Yikes !

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:47pm
  2. how is it even linked?

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:48pm
  3. REALLY!! They need to get over themselves!!! Everybody needs a family….NOT system!!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:50pm
  4. WTf?

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:54pm
  5. The information on CWA’s webpage is junk science.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:54pm
  6. Wake UP it is 2011. Homosexuality is not contagious. All children deserve a loving home.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:54pm
  7. I still want to know where she got the supposed information for the statistics she quoted…funny she was unavailable for comment…another lie told by the Anti Gay Agenda

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:55pm
  8. Being as I am studying towards a degree in Psychology I have evaluated evaluated studies that prove a homosexual household with children is just as beneficial if not better to a child and their development compared to a heterosexual household. This woman should do a little more research prior to releasing statements with her name attached to them.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:56pm
  9. Evaluated numerous**

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:56pm
  10. *facepalm* Can we shoot them all? (the haters) Please? ..No? Aww darn.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:58pm
  11. Same-sex couples have been raising kids for too long for this to be an experiment. :-{P}

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:58pm
  12. so what is she saying is straights get divorced their children should be removed and placed in a straight household?

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 5:05pm
  13. So my partner and I of then 7 years adopted our son who was born of a 13 year old girl. I think he is doing well, and I am sure we gave him more in the way of love and support than she could have. These “concerned” people really are hateful and terrorist like. They are evil people who would rather hurt innocent children than give them a loving, supportive home and family.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 5:07pm
  14. Risking pointing out the obvious here, but if the straight birth parents were more responsible for their offspring, gay adoption wouldn’t be an issue. Perhaps these self-described “concerned women” should redirect their efforts to addressing that issue…and leave those of us who are gay alone…

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 5:13pm
  15. “CONCERNED WOMEN” are just getting too much insecure in gay married couples because they see and observe that gay couples are more happily married and with raised kids, children have good breeding, knows a lot of respect to mankind , no matter what race he or she comes from. I do believe that there are of gay married couples raise kids and produce good bred children, talented, and productive without any emotional disturbance at all. It is not a matter of what sexual orientation or married couple raising kids….its a matter of who and what kind of breeding those people who raise kids are!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 5:20pm
  16. Hmmmm…. Something tells me those so-called statistics were manufactured…

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 5:22pm
  17. Just how many concerned women have adopted?

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 5:22pm
  18. Sooooooo let’s see if I can understand this… there are some 400,000 children in the foster care system in this country with 100,000 children (give or take) that are waiting for adoption … so I have to ask … where did these 400,000 children that are in foster care come from? I’m guessing not from the gay or lesbian people of this country. I’m guessing these children are in foster care due to the amazing HETEROSEXUAL people who have children and are ill equipped to raise another human being … but yet it’s the LGBT people who are somehow not appropriate to care for, love and nurture these other people’s children … because…??????? and I would be more than interested in where Dr. Crouse obtained her information re:as there is nothing sited to support her statement “The data very overwhelmingly says these homes are not as good for children”….so where? Where was this empirically based evidence obtained from?? Meanwhile these children sit and wait to have a family while the law makers (alleged adults) argue over if LGBT people are appropriate to raise some other heterosexual loser’s child….sweet. Great plan heterosexuals- you make a mockery of marriage (but we can’t marry) you make a mockery of child rearing (but we aren’t acceptable enough to raise YOUR children) and none has anything to do with prejudices against LGBT people…no of course not…PFFFFFT.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 5:44pm
  19. Jeffrey – Thank God for people like you! These children need a home with loving parents. All that matters is that they are loved and wanted.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 5:54pm
  20. As a (step)parent of an adopted child, my partner adopted her at 5 months, she is now 15. She has set two state records for her age division in track and field, she was varsity cheerleader captain (as a freshman), she is a straight A student and is incredibly bright and open. She is a child any parent would be proud of…the fact that we couldn’t expand our family because GA restricts adoption to single, or at least claimed, gays and prevents couples from adopting is backwards and disheartening.
    I’ve had 3 personal private adoptions that have failed and the fact that the state refuses to consider two people who are educated, committed, loving, very financially secure, and desperate to love a child that right is ridiculous. The fact that she is trying to say her “study” doesn’t show…bull crap. What study? What data!? All of the information I see shows that children adopted/raised by homosexual are overall more rounded, less judgemental, better educated, and raised at incomes far higher than the national average for the heterosexual counterparts. So my only question is why you wouldn’t give the children the opportunity for a family.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6:06pm
  21. Now this is one dumb bitch.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6:35pm
  22. Everyone in my family is straight as an arrow somehow I turned out gay. So if adopting a kid as a gay couple makes the kid gay. Please lady tell me wtf happened to me.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6:40pm
  23. if we didn’t have any A-holes in the world, who would we talk about? makes the world go round. ; )

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6:42pm
  24. Just how reliable IS anything on the Concerned Bitches of America site anyway? Answer: not much. Even NOM got caught lying on their website AND also got caught posting fake pictures about a supposed NOM Rally where they took a picture of a presidential rally and used photoshop to make it look like it WAS NOM! This is all such bull

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 6:44pm
  25. she sucks donkey balls….

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 7:33pm
  26. God hates concerned women…

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 9:09pm
  27. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! SO let’s just let the children be raised by people who could care less, or better yet, use the federal funding to “fund” their own unhealthy habits and addictions!! THAT will SURELY help us to rear the next generation in a loving manner!! Let them know that they DON’T want to spend their lives with people who would gladly sacrifice for them…yeah…THAT’LL lead ‘em to Jesus!! God help us….

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 9:28pm
  28. When will the lies ever stop? We do not lie. All children need caring, nurturing love & support & every & anybody capable of giving this type of devotion to raising our future generation should be able to adopt these children out of “the system” & into a family. “CWA”, if you were really “concerned about the future of America”, you would not be so quick to spill this foul hate speech out of your mouths. Is it because you wan’t your negative, bigot, anti-love, anti-peace, anti-equality views to continue to brain wash our future generation? Dr. Janice Crouse, are you the type of mom that would put your children in a “God hate’s Fags” t-shirt? It sure sounds like you are. Love will conquer all one day & there will be no more hate. Are you scared? Please don’t be. Join us in our fight for World Peace & Equality. God Bless everybody.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:26pm
  29. I’d sure be wanting out of her clutches if I were adopted by HER.

    Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:24pm
  30. THEY are the ones who raise kids to become bigoted assholes and they accuse US of experimenting our agenda upon them? Pot, meet kettle.

    Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 3:48am
  31. Yeah I deserved a family too. I fantasize that I was stolen from hospital and my kind loving intelligent non-dysfunctional birth parents are still searching for me to this day. Dad? Mom? Is that you?

    Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6:47am
  32. Straight parents have the highest rate of divorce, and a large percent of uneducated. So, does that mean we win by default?

    Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 7:37am