Townhall today features a gloating report on how evangelical and rural voters provided the muscle to push through Arkansas’ anti-gay, anti-family, anti-child constitutional amendment to prevent unmarried couples from becoming foster or adoptive parents.
Rural and evangelical voters propelled Arkansas to adopt one of the nation’s few bans against unmarried couples becoming foster or adoptive parents.
Championed by religious conservatives and fueled by a pulpit campaign, the ban passed with the endorsement of 56.9 percent of the voters. Major support came from rural counties in southwest Arkansas, where about two-thirds of voters supported the measure.
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The ban, which takes effect Jan. 1, will reduce the pool of available homes for children who need parents and guardians, the governor said.
They must be so proud.
I used to live in Arkansas, so I was a little confused by the photograph they used to illustrate the article. It didn’t look like any part of the state I remembered, but I guess that’s because it’s actually a Congolese rebel army.
Is this a signal of the next steps for the Religious Right? Preventing children from finding loving homes by any means necessary?