|Action||Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/1/2011|
First, I hope your decision is an informed one. I taught a parenting class at the college level and found that the parenting textbook's chapters on homosexual parenting only included studies that supported the contention that homosexual parenting did not harm children. The author of the textbook is a well known homosexual, therefore as an instructor the onus was on me to not limit the students to one side of this argument. There is an overwhelming amount of research -- multiple, replicated studies that demonstrate children are harmed by homosexual parenting. The well-known and respected authors of these studies also pointed out that the studies that support homosexual parenting were replete with flaws and bias.
Secondly, it is inherently wrong to force private, and especially faith-based organizations to go against their beliefs. Would you force a Muslim organization to accept homoexual parenting? Muslims would revolt.
I know you are under a lot of pressure to do what is politically expedient, howsever compelling those to do what is in direct contradiction to their faith is inherently wrong.
Thank you for your consideration.