Despite a shortage of foster care families in California, a new bill by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would ensure that unless all potential foster parents are willing to “affirm” LGBTQ gender and sexuality in foster youth, and any gender transitioning, they will be prohibited by the state from being foster parents.
SB 407 “Requires a resource family to have an ability and willingness to provide a family setting that promotes normal childhood experiences to include that of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or plus (LGBTQ+) and gender expansive youth,” the bill analysis says. The bill “requires a resource family, should difficulties around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity arise, that they agree to seek out any and all available resources offered by the county, foster family agency, and other offered resources to meet those needs.” i.e.: gender transition.
SB 407 ensures that “foster youth aren’t placed w/ families hostile to LGBTQ people,” Sen. Wiener tweeted. He claims “30% of foster youth are LGBTQ….”
At the hearing. Sen. Wiener introduced his bill saying, “We want to make sure we aren’t placing these children in homes where there is hostility towards them….”
Legislative Director for Equality California Craig Pulsipher confirmed the goal of the legislation. “We … know that sexual orientation and gender identity evolves over time and families caring for any foster youth in this state should be prepared for that reality” he testified.
Pulsipher acknowledged the law already requires foster parents to receive training on sexual orientation and gender identity, “but quite frankly it is not enough.” he said. “California can and must do more to strengthen the resource family approval process on the front end to better prevent discrimination of these vulnerable youth….”
SB 407, will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, April 25.
Here is video of Tuesday’s hearing.
Full story at California Globe
We are so far past the days of gays claiming, “We just want to be able to visit our loved ones in the hospital, we just want tax benefits other couples have… so give us civil unions… we just want fairness.” I knew then what would happen if society gave in, and I was right. Gays haven’t stopped trying to force their false, perverted, disastrous worldview on America.
At the hearing. Sen. Wiener introduced his bill saying, “We want to make sure we aren’t placing these children in homes where there is hostility towards them….” So I wish to ask, why would a foster family adopt a homosexual youth given there was a predisposition against LGBTQ+ by the family? One would suspect their interest might be directed toward the 70% who do not so identify. That said, a Christian couple might want to adopt a 30%er and through time and patience, absent hostility, win that youth to Jesus Christ. If that youth on his/her own then rejected the LGBTQ lifestyle the authorities would most likely remove the youth from the home and treat the family harshly, even though these parents gave that youth the greatest gift possible. This bill, alas, does indeed look like a weapon to ensure faithful Christians will never have the opportunity to adopt.
Sounds like Sen. Wiener wants to make sure we are placing children in homes where they can be groomed and exploited. His SB 145 was the ground work. Now he’s putting major elements into play. California is a sexual predator’s paradise.
Well said asdf. At some point, this paradise will be the ruin of many youth, all with the state’s approval. But how far can the destruction go before some people of influence take notice?
Asdf it sounds like you misunderstand what the law that the Governor signed does. All it does is require the same penalty for same sex offenses as it does for opposite sex offenses. One might argue that it could have stiffened the laws against opposite sex offenses to make them equal, and we might be right, but then we are in a situation where two young people only months apart, would require the older of the two be permanently placed on sex offenders lists and lawmakers decided that that was too harsh.
Also keep in mind that same sex couples are no more likely to groom and abuse their adoptees than opposite sex couples. That’s just facts. So if you want a situation where such offenses never happen, you have to eliminate adoption entirely. And lawmakers decided that too is too harsh.
Wiener is Satanic. Most kids are not LGBT– that is very unusual. LGBT kids often are not sure, until they are teenagers– but for some, it is just a passing thing, in which they are confused. LGBT kids do not need a diabolically disordered, demented, immoral gay man like Wiener, to push the “gay agenda” and “gay lifestyle” on them, and ruin them– or “groom” them for gay sex predators. Kids need to be adopted by a good, stable, normal, loving married couple (man-woman only) with normal, good morals. These parents must give these kids a good, normal, wholesome family life, and raise them with good, decent Judeo-Christian morals and family values– to include Chastity, respect for God, their neighbors, self-respect, and respect for society. And to grow up to be mature, morally-good, responsible citizens. Gay propaganda, gay pervert sex acts, the “gay lifestyle,” and gay “marriage” should all be illegal. The state of Oregon has the same problem, and there now are lawsuits by Christian parents who have been denied adoption of children, due to the wrongful, immoral adoption laws.
Here is a link to a news story about a lawsuit of a Christian mom in Oregon, who was denied adoption, due to her Christian faith.
In the country of Uganda, where Christianity is the main religion, their Parliament just passed an Anti-Homosexuality bill, with 389 lawmakers voting for it, and only 2 voting against it. This bill is more extensive than their previous anti-LGBT laws, and covers more things, and requires sterner penalties– with the Death Penalty possible for extreme cases of LGBTs committing rape, rape of the disabled, and child molestation. The new laws will just about abolish all possible LGBT sex acts, and LGBT sex-related propaganda, in their society. The president asked lawmakers to include one last thing, before he signs the bill into law– to make a provision for LGBTs to express their condition, to “come out,” and ask for, and receive, needed psychological and medical help. The President sternly reprimanded Western countries for promoting homosexual “marriage,” “lifestyles” and sins, and for rampant cases of gay child sex abuse. Traditional (one man, one woman only) Marriage, family, and children must be promoted and protected in a society.
Ugandan marriage laws allow up to 4 wives for Islamic marriages and if you marry according to custom, you can also have more than one wife. Church and civil marriages are one man, one woman exclusively.
The Ugandan President emphasized the importance of Christian Marriage, one man/one woman, for all church and civil marriages. His country is mainly Christian. I read recently that Uganda allows Muslim couples to marry by their Sharia laws, and a couple may decide on polygamy, but must follow their Sharia laws on this.