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  • College students tell story about abortion

    12/17/2014 9:08:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | May 29, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    One young woman, a college student at Texas Christian University, tells the following story: “Several years ago, a 19-year-old mother found herself pregnant in Houston, Texas from a one night stand. She had a thriving acting and modeling career and was planning to move to LA to persue more in the performing arts as soon as she had enough money. Her parents were ex-pats in Indonesia, and she was living alone in the big city with no one to turn to. She had enough money to get an abortion, and she had the legal right to get an abortion since...
  • An adopted boy who survived abuse has touched the nation with a hug.

    12/05/2014 7:25:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Christina Martin
    Devonte Hart is touching the hearts of hundreds of thousands across the country. An image taken at a Ferguson Rally shows Devonte hugging a police officer with tears streaming down his face. As soon as the picture was posted this 12 year old boy from Portland, Oregon became a symbol of hope in the midst of a nation divided by racial tensions. Devonte was at the rally with his mother, Jen Hart. As Devonte held a sign that said ‘Free Hugs’ a police officer came over to talk with him. After making general conversation Sgt. Bret Barnum asked Devonte why...
  • Pro-choice adoption worker wished some of her clients could have aborted their children instead

    11/30/2014 12:18:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Nov 30, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    During this National Adoption Month, a pro-abortion website called “RH Reality Check” released an article entitled Adoption Is Not a Universal Alternative to Abortion, No Matter What Anti-Choicers Say. The point seems to be to assuage pro-choice advocates who like abortion more than adoption– a feat during National Adoption Month (November), when adoption advocates flood the internet with positive stories. Adoption must be confusing to abortion advocates. It’s a choice that, instead of asking What do I want right now?, asks, What is best for the person who depends on me for his everything? Contrasted with the egocentric nature of...
  • West Virginia mom with 34 children explains why she isn't done adopting

    11/20/2014 3:26:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Jeane Briggs and her husband, Paul, have five biological children and 29 adopted ones. Taking in orphans, especially those with health problems or disabilities, is ‘what my husband and I feel called to do by our faith,’ the 58-year-old told The News. And there are plans to continue to expand the family.Think the holidays are chaotic at your house? Imagine celebrating with 34 children — all of whom are your own. Jeane Briggs, 58, and her husband Paul, 59, have five biological children and 29 adopted ones. The Briggs kids are between ages 35 and 4 . While they don't...
  • Heroic boxing coach adopts two brothers learning they were in squalid conditions

    11/06/2014 2:36:46 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 6 November 2014 | Lydia Warren
    He's a city cop by day - but by night, Detective Jack Mook is working on his toughest case yet. Mook, a Gulf War veteran who also teaches boxing to Pittsburgh-area kids, fostered two of his young students after learning they were living in abusive conditions with a foster family. And now after two years, Mook and the boys, 11-year-old Jessee and his 15-year-old brother Josh, have finally become a legal family - after Mook adopted them in September. It means the bachelor, 45, is now adapting to a new routine of homework and healthy meals.
  • Homosexual Marriage: A Watershed Issue for Evangelicals

    10/20/2014 2:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president, Family Research Council.
    There is a point where decision on contentious, difficult issues is unavoidable. With respect to homosexual conduct, the American Evangelical church has reached that point. There is no ignoring the determination of the gay and lesbian activists to insist upon complete social and legal normalization of homosexual conduct; from the adoption of children by same-sex couples to the judicial recognition of same-sex unions as marriages every bit as complete as those enjoyed by heterosexual couples. Thus, Christians cannot avoid the need to decide which side they are on. The Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to allow current judicial rulings...
  • The Secret Synod Does What We Expected: Evil

    10/14/2014 5:49:20 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 10/13/14 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As if we didn’t know it before, today we learned why the Secret Synod was conducted in secret, with the faithful not being permitted to see the texts of the participants’ addresses or even to know which bishop or cardinal was advancing which position. The Secret Synod was conducted in secret because evil advances in shadows. Many others, and not just traditionalists, have already expressed outrage over the disastrous “Relatio post disceptationem,” which appeared on the Vatican website today, October 13. This is the anniversary of Pope Leo’s vision of Satan’s attack on the Church (leading to his composition of...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their “hard-to-place" adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/28/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 28 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American ThinkerBy Enza Ferreri You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are - let me use this currently underused word - normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, The Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/27/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are -- let me use this currently underused word -- normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, the Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch and his team at the University of...
  • Bill would protect faith-based adoption agencies against discrimination

    08/05/2014 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/5/14 | Catholic News Service
    Two lawmakers July 30 introduced a measure they say is needed to protect faith-based agencies that provide adoption and foster care services from discrimination based on their religious beliefs. U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pennsylvania, introduced companion bills titled the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014. “This bill is about fairness and inclusion. It is about ensuring that everyone who wants to help provide foster or adoptive care to children is able to have a seat at the table,” Kelly said in a statement. “Faith-based charities and organizations do an amazing job of administering...
  • Children raised by same-sex couples healthier and happier, research suggests

    07/05/2014 6:46:16 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 76 replies
    Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than their peers from traditional family units, new Australian research suggests. In what they described as the largest study of its type in the world, University of Melbourne researchers surveyed 315 same-sex parents and 500 children about their physical health and social wellbeing. Lead researcher Doctor Simon Crouch said children raised by same-sex partners scored an average of 6 per cent higher than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion. "That's really a measure that looks at how well families get along, and it seems...
  • Orphan Davion Only who became famous is thrown out by adoptive parents

    07/04/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2014 | By Associated Press
    The orphaned Florida teen whose impassioned plea for a family to 'love him forever' prompted an outpouring of sympathy from around the country has been removed from his foster home following a physical altercation with another child and the father. After 16 years of floundering in foster care, after taking the pulpit at a St. Petersburg church last September asking someone - anyone - to adopt him, after his story was shared around the world and 10,000 people offered to help or take him home, Davion Only moved to Ohio in March to live with the parents who had promised...
  • 800 babies buried in septic tank at Irish home for unmarried mothers

    06/04/2014 9:51:45 PM PDT · by boatbums · 493 replies
    AFP/Dublin/Yahoo News ^ | 06/042014 | unknown
    Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, according to new research Wednesday which throws more light on the Irish Catholic Church's troubled past. Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961. Historian Catherine Corless, who made the discovery, says her study of death records for the St Mary's home in Tuam in County Galway suggests that a former septic tank near the...
  • Gallup Poll: Strong Majority Now Believe Gays Should Be Allowed to Adopt Kids

    06/02/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    A strong majority, 63 percent, of Americans now say that same-sex couples should have a legal right to adopt a child, according to a new Gallup poll. About one in three, 35 percent, are opposed. The result is the opposite of 1992, when Gallup first polled the question. Sixty-three percent said homosexual couples should not be legally permitted to adopt in that year. In 1998, that number declined to 57 percent. In 2003 and 2007, Americans were about equally divided on the question. The recent poll was the first time Gallup showed a clear majority supportive of giving same-sex couples...
  • Maya Angelou: The Decision That Changed My Life: Keeping My Baby

    05/28/2014 1:20:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Life News ^ | May 28, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Writer and poet Maya Angelou died this morning, according to a family statement. She was found by her caregiver and was reportedly been in poor health and had canceled recent scheduled appearances.Harold Augenbraum, from the National Book Foundation, said that Angelou’s “legacy is one that all writers and readers across the world can admire and aspire to.”But while most people are aware of her professional work, they don’t know Angelou’s personal background as well.Angelou had one son Guy, whose birth was described in her first autobiography, one grandson, and two great-grandchildren. She became pregnant as a teenager and could have...
  • Catholic family branded 'bigoted' .... not wanting their children to be adopted by gay couple

    05/24/2014 7:21:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mail online ^ | Steve Doughty,
    FULL TITLE: Catholic family branded 'bigoted' by social workers for not wanting their children to be adopted by gay couple A Catholic family were labelled bigots by social workers after they complained about the adoption of their children by a gay couple. The parents, of Slovak Roma origin, protested after they discovered that their two youngest boys, aged four and one, were not going to be adopted by the Roman Catholic family they had asked for. They claimed the gay adoption would humiliate the children and deprive them of their Roma heritage and Catholic faith, and said the decision amounted...
  • Exclusive: We'll never give her back! Biological family of 9-year-old girl ripped from foster parent

    05/16/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2014 | By Will Payne and Sara Malm
    "The biological family of a little girl taken from her foster parents and returned to her jailbird father have branded her adoptive mom and dad, ‘selfish’ for fighting to get her back and vowed never to give her up again. Sonya, aged nine, had been in the care of Kim and David Hodgin, from Dickson, Tennessee for more than seven years, but she was recently handed over to ex-con John McCaul in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hodgin family have released a heart-breaking phone conversation, revealing Sonya’s desperate pleas, begging to be reunited with them."
  • Mom and daughter reunited 77 years after (rape &) adoption (grandson astronaut)

    05/12/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 11, 2014 | Susannah Cahalan
    Raised by a Lutheran pastor and his wife, Ruth Lee never wanted to learn the identity of her birth parents. She had a happy childhood and never doubted the love showered upon her by her adoptive parents and three brothers. Blessed with five children herself — one more successful than the next, including NASA astronaut Mark Lee and West Point grad and Army Lt. Col. Brian Lee — her life was too full, too busy to think about her unknown past. But then, at age 77, she was plagued by a series of health issues. Her children begged her to...
  • Alabama Democrat Welches on Offer

    04/27/2014 9:32:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) resumed his accusations that 99 percent of White people are racists. Previously he had asserted that “even so-called pro-life whites would want their daughters to have abortions if they were impregnated by Black men.” His latest claim is that “white people are intolerant of Black children and would never adopt a Black child.” Holmes even went so far as to offer $100,000 “to anyone who could show him a whole bunch of whites that have adopted Blacks in Alabama.” When dozens of white parents who have adopted Black children showed up to disprove his...
  • Alabama Dem Offers $100K for Proof of White Families Adopting Black Kids; Families Show Up

    04/25/2014 6:48:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/25/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Mixed-race families from across Alabama rallied outside the state capitol recently to demand $100,000 in cash — or at least an apology — from a state representative. Earlier this month, Alvin Holmes, who has represented the Montgomery-area 78th District for 39 years, bet a substantial purse on his claim that Alabama whites were incapable of tolerating black children. “I will bring you $100,000 cash tomorrow if you show me a whole bunch of whites that adopted blacks in Alabama,” Holmes said. “I will go down there and mortgage my house and get it in cash in $20 bills and...
  • Whites who adopted black children rally to disprove Democrat’s racially charged abortion comments

    04/12/2014 9:27:16 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    MONTGOMERY, AL, April 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More than 100 people rallied at the Alabama State House in Montgomery yesterday afternoon to disprove a Democrat's controversial remarks that whites do not adopt black children and prefer to see interracial babies aborted. In March, state Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said during a debate over a fetal heartbeat bill that “99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion. They ain't gonna let her have the baby.” In the same March...
  • Abandoned 27 years ago, ‘Burger King Baby’ finds mother

    03/27/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    /thegazette.com ^ | 26 March 2014 | 3:26 pm | DANIEL KELLEY
    A woman abandoned as a newborn 27 years ago in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, fast-food restaurant bathroom has been reunited with her birth mother after a social media blitz, local media reported on Wednesday. Katheryn Deprill, left in the Burger King bathroom only hours after she was born, met her birth mother on Monday in a lawyer’s office, she told WFMZ television in an interview. Deprill said her birth mother, who she did not identify, recounted getting pregnant after being raped while on a trip abroad and giving birth in her childhood bedroom at the age of 17. Her parents did...
  • 3 children found starving, 1 chained to floor in California home (of lesbian couple)

    03/22/2014 3:35:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2014
    <p>SALINAS, Calif. –  Three starving children -- including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food -- were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said.</p> <p>All three -- two boys and a girl -- were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said Friday.</p>
  • 2 Women Arrested in Monterey County After 3 Children Found Starving, 1 Chained

    03/22/2014 1:42:13 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Deputies responding to a Salinas, Calif., home on March 14 to investigate child neglect allegations found three starved and abused children, one chained to the floor. During the investigation, deputies found very little food in the house, which they described as “cluttered and dirty.” The deputies found three children - an 8-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy - who they said exhibited signs of physical and emotional abuse. The suspects, Eraca Dawn Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deanda, 44, were arrested for numerous child abuse-related cases.
  • Russia Bans Belgium From Adopting Kids Because They May be Euthanized

    03/20/2014 1:15:28 AM PDT · by kathsua · 26 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 3/19/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    Cheryl Eckstein, the leader of the Compassionate Healthcare Network sent out an important news story from Russia concerning Belgium extending euthanasia to children. The Voice of Russia reported on March 9, 2014 stated that: Russian officials have come up with a proposal to ban child adoption by citizens of countries where child euthanasia is permissible. The report states: Russian MPs have proposed to put a ban on child adoption by citizens of countries where the euthanasia of underage children is allowed. A lawyer, Larisa Pavlova, the Chairwoman of the board of Directors of the Parents Committee (a public organization) shares...
  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    03/19/2014 5:30:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 8-6-2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them—I know, because I have been there. The last thing we should do is make them feel guilty if the strain gets to them and they feel strange.
  • Poll: Should NJ pass a bill allowing adopted people to obtain birth certificates?

    03/11/2014 6:25:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 02.13.2014
    Should New Jersey lawmakers pass a bill that would allow adopted people to obtain their original birth certificates, revealing their biological parents' identity? On Monday, a state Assembly panel approved the measure, which would allow an adopted adult or an adoptive parent on a child's behalf to request his or her birth certificate from the state Health Department. It's the latest bill to tackle the issue. Similar measures have failed for more than three decades. Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a version in 2011, saying he would support a compromise that allowed a confidential intermediary to search for natural parents....
  • Russia Signs New Gay Adoption Law (Same sex couple not allowed to adopt)

    02/13/2014 7:10:45 AM PST · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | Paul Sonne
    Full title: Russia Signs New Gay Adoption Law Same-Sex Couples From Countries Where Marriage Legal Not Allowed to Adopt Russia banned adoptions by single people from countries where same-sex marriage is legal on Thursday, bringing the new measure into law in the middle of a Winter Olympics already steeped in controversy over Russian antigay policies. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the decree, which was posted on the Russian government's official website on Thursday. The decree reiterates a ban on adoptions by same-sex couples who are in unions "recognized as marriages and registered in accordance with the...
  • What Adopting a Child from Africa Taught Me about America

    02/07/2014 7:14:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2014 | By Jonathan Wakefield
    About a year and a half ago, my wife and I flew to Ethiopia and returned to America with our newly adopted son, Amare -- the only black member of our now family of five. We expected his new brothers and extended family, our friends, church, and neighbors to embrace and love him, and they didn't disappoint us. We did not know what to expect, however, from the general American public. We were optimistic that it would go well, but in our educational sessions about adopting internationally, some focused on the prejudices we would encounter upon our return. We were...
  • 11% of conservatives and 10% of liberals with adopted or stepchildren live in mixed-race households

    01/31/2014 11:43:53 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Among the 11 percent is tea-party favorite Tim Huelskamp, although as Ace notes, on Twitter that’s only further evidence of Huelskamp’s racism. If you’re into persecuting minorities, there’s no deeper deep cover than adopting kids who are minorities. It just proves how far you’re willing to go for the cause. This is interesting work by Jim Lindgren but it won’t change a single mind. Republican racism is a “political fact” whether or not it’s an actual one. Coming soon to MSNBC: “Whopping 89 percent of conservatives with step- or adopted kids have no family members from other races.”
  • Planned Parenthood Did 1 Adoption Referral Per 149 Abortions

    01/14/2014 12:08:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2014 - 5:04 PM | Barbara Boland
    In its latest annual report, released in December, Planned Parenthood says it did 327,166 abortion procedures in the course of one year and 2,197 adoption referrals. That works out to approximately 149 abortions for each adoption referral. The data comes from an accounting of “patient care” Planned Parenthood says its “affiliate health centers” did in the year that ran from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012. …
  • It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: Florida Ruling on Gay Adoptions Denies the Obvious

    09/24/2010 5:14:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/24/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    We live in strange times. On the one hand there is the marketing of “natural” and “organic” food. Processed foods and products are bad, natural and organic ones are good. Free range chicken, grass fed cattle etc. Nothing “unnatural” should enter the body. Or so the logic and marketing goes.But when it comes to human sexuality and also the raising of kids, apparently, nature has to go. Many women take unhealthy and artificial pills to drastically alter their hormonal system and become chemically sterile. Or artificial barriers are used to unnaturally hinder the sexual act for its natural end. Perfectly...
  • Liberals Believe That White Conservatives Should Not Adopt Black Children

    01/06/2014 8:02:24 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 55 replies
    The recent media controversy over the MSNBC anchor who criticized Romney for adopting a black baby, reflects how liberals view white conservatives. Liberals believe that white conservatives should not be raising children at all, including their own biological children. When white conservatives adopt black children, they view it as a form of child abuse. White conservatives are seen by liberals as haters of blacks, and that they will teach their black babies to hate blacks. That attitude may seem funny to conservatives, but the liberals are serious. One blog commented on this issue: http://godfatherpolitics.com/12835/conservatives-permitted-adopt-black-babies/
  • MSNBC host offers tearful apology to Romneys (Save the tears racist idiot!)

    01/05/2014 5:22:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/4/2014 | Conor Finnegan
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry made a tearful apology to Mitt Romney’s family on her show Saturday, after she and a panel poked fun at a photo of the former Republican presidential candidate with his wife and 21 grandchildren by zeroing in on his adopted African-American grandson. "Whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way that was offensive, and showing the photo in that context, of that segment, was poor judgment. So without reservation or qualification, I apologize to the Romney family," said the anchor at the open of her show, "Melissa Harris-Perry." Harris-Perry became...
  • MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby(yep, our Melissa Harris Perry)

    12/31/2013 10:10:53 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 30 replies
    AOL .com ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | AOL
    An MSNBC host is apologizing to Mitt Romney's family after she and guests on her show joked about a Christmas picture that showed the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson. Melissa Harris-Perry said Tuesday her intention was to celebrate diversity, but the segment took an unexpected and offensive turn. The photo shows infant Kieran Romney with his grandparents and their 21 other grandchildren, all of them white. One guest on her Sunday show, actress Pia Glenn, sang 'one of these things just isn't the same.' Comedian Dean Obeidallah, said it 'sums up the diversity of the Republican party.' Harris-Perry...
  • MSNBC Panel Mocks Romney's Adopted Black Grandchild; Apologies Follow

    12/31/2013 9:49:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry lined up a panel of alleged comedians to mock the Christmas picture Mitt Romney posted on Twitter. In a segment with the on-screen question "What's So Funny About 2013?" Harris-Perry announced: “This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, an adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.” To which comedian and actress Pia Glenn sang the old Sesame Street ditty “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same … “And that little baby, front and...
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 6:40:19 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/31/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren was black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black.
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 8:43:50 AM PST · by MarkBsnr · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | DEC. 31, 2013 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren is black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black. During the segment, guest panelist Pia Glenn sang, "One of these things is not like the others! One of these things just isn't the same," a reference to Kieran. "And that little baby,...
  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes for attack on Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson

    12/31/2013 8:16:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for openly mocking Mitt Romney's black adopted grandson, after Sarah Palin led the chorus of conservatives who criticized the cable news host. The Romney family Christmas card was among the items featured in the "2013: The year in political ridiculousness" segment on the cable news show Sunday.
  • MSNBC Host Makes Fun of Mitt Romney’s Black Grandson

    12/31/2013 1:47:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 20, 2013 | LA Ross
    Host of eponymous “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” is under fire for making the race of Romney’s adopted grandson a punchline. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry concluded the “What’s So Funny About 2013?” segment of her Sunday show with a chorus of laughter at the black grandson pictured in former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s family Christmas photo. The chuckles were directed at baby Kieran – who was adopted by Romney’s son Ben and his wife Andelynne in September. Also read: The Year in Cable News: Bashir, Baldwin Exits Cap Year of Turmoil for MSNBC “One of these things is not like the others,...
  • Pope Francis 'shocked' by gay adoption. Will Time take back its Person of the Year award?

    12/29/2013 3:53:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) Blog ^ | December 29th, 2013 | Damian Thompson
    So just how gay-friendly is Pope Francis? Consider this. In his Christmas sermon, Bishop Charles Scicluna of Malta condemned adoption by same-sex couples. He insisted that God's own son was raised by a man and a woman, and not by two men or two women. How divisive! said the media. But now it turns out that Bishop Scicluna met Pope Francis on December 12. The bishop later told the Times of Malta: “We discussed many aspects… and when I raised the issue that’s worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to adopt] he encouraged me to speak...
  • 30 years for man who let others have sex with son (gay couple adoption)

    12/12/2013 8:59:38 AM PST · by digger48 · 31 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | December 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131210/LOCAL06/131219972
  • Liberal Sweden Allows Pedophile Rapist to Adopt Child

    12/01/2013 11:06:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/01/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Call it Adoption Equality. Or the logical endpoint of liberal advocacy on behalf of the oppressed. The man will now be able to adopt, after a review by the municipality’s social affairs committee (socialnämnd) found that his risk of relapse was considered low, with all but one of ten members of the committee voting yes to the man’s application to adopt. Maybe he was just guilty of possessing child pornography. But at least he didn’t actually molest any kids. Surely no society on the planet is so far gone that it would actually allow an active pedophile to adopt...
  • Ohio couple committed crime by returning adopted child, prosecutor says

    11/29/2013 4:25:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/13
    An Ohio couple committed a crime when they recently gave child welfare officials a 9-year-old boy they raised from infancy, according to a prosecutor, after they said he was displaying aggressive behavior and threatened the family with a knife. Forty-nine-year-old Cleveland Cox and 52-year-old Lisa Cox pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a Butler County court to charges of nonsupport of dependents. **SNIP** Adolfo Olivas, an attorney appointed by the court to protect the boy's interests, has said the emotionally hurt and confused child is now receiving help that the parents should have gotten for him.
  • An Alternative to Abortion. I have a question.

    11/03/2013 4:28:15 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 52 replies
    November 3, 2013 | Nikos1121
    Been reading Charles Krauthammer's new book, and right out of the gate he says something so simple yet so profound, that it really is the key to understanding our world past, present and future. Basically, for a society to thrive, whereby it's people live healthy fruitful lives, and where true prosperity exists in all the arts and sciences, you must first get the politics right. Think about that for a minute. How remarkably true this is, and it applies to all levels of gov't, and where there are rules and controls over our private lives at work and at home....
  • New Pro-Abortion Tactic: Demonize Adoption as Hurting Women and Children

    10/16/2013 10:57:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life news ^ | Kathy Ostrowski
    Andrea Grimes, writing at RH reality check, a pro-abortion blog, has issued a clarion call to forestall a Texas proposal that would require three hours of adoption counseling prior to any abortion. Her plan? Undermine pro-lifers’ “hold” on the issue by “exposing” adoption as a corrupt, woman-coercing, money-making cartel! But to come up with such a counter-factual, counter-intuitive slur, Grimes must set up several egregiously false claims: that adoption “is not an alternative to abortion, but rather an alternative to parenting”; and that adoption victimizes both the mother and child. The first premise is artificial—that “pregnant people” [her absurd term]...
  • Christian Foster Parents Unwelcome In Massachusetts

    10/02/2013 2:03:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    During recent comments to members of the Boston Bar Association, officials from the Department of Children and Families indicated that Massachusetts will no longer allow individuals with conservative social values to raise foster children. In a video of the address, recruitment officer Michelle Gordon described “new expectations” of foster parents, explaining that the DCF is in the process of “weeding out some of this passiveness and sort of destructive behaviors that are occurring.” Gay rights activist Erika Rickard, who serves on the Commission on LGBT Youth, claimed that two in every 10 foster children are gay. As a result, she...
  • Romney Family Adopts Baby: Immediately Slammed By Liberal Media (#23 grandchild)

    09/24/2013 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 9/24/13 | Michael Miller
    MItt Romney’s son Ben Romney and his wife Andelynne have joyously adopted a new baby boy. His name is Kieran James. There’s only one problem in the eyes of liberals: Kieran is black. The attack is on. Here’s an example: Romney Family Joins Hollywood Craze of Adopting Black Babies, Meet Kieran James Romney. It appears that the good folks at hinterlandgazette.com aren’t overjoyed: “[H]is family caught the Hollywood fever — adopting a black baby. I won’t hate. I believe it’s a great thing that this child is getting a shot at having a decent life. You have to admit, Kieran...
  • Superdads! Couple adopts 14 kids from foster care (Gay Couple)

    09/23/2013 6:01:37 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 46 replies
    Today NBC ^ | September 23, 2013 | Jasmin Aline Persch
    Steven and Roger Ham couldn’t have predicted they’d one day foot a $1,500 monthly grocery bill, drive a 15-passenger van, and do four loads of laundry a day — but that’s what life now looks like for the couple, as they raise more than one dozen kids from the foster care system. “It was never our intent to adopt 14 children,” Steven Ham told TODAY.com, of the parenting journey that started a decade ago. When the Hams first set out to adopt, they excitedly formed a mental picture of their future child: the one baby they'd bring into their home....