Tag Archives: adoption

  Not One Of These People Is A Duggar Either

Arkansas Family Values Rep Who Regifted Children To A Rapist Still Sure He’s The Victim

Still has that Derp in the headlights look
In with all the excitement around gross child-bad-touchers Josh Duggar (admittedly) and Dennis Hastert (allegedly), we also got an update late last week on terrible human being and Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris (R-Ewww), the super-Christiany guy who adopted two little girls, then “rehomed” them with a friend and employee who would later go on to rape one of the girls. After the initial flurry of reporting and OMG/WTF stories about Harris, the Arkansas Times has kept on the story, and published a substantial follow-up on Harris Friday. And what do we learn? Justin Harris is still a big Jesusbag in the Arkansas House, he voted himself a pay raise, and as of right now, it sure looks like he’s not going to face any consequences for discarding a couple of adopted children. Maybe he’ll manage to lose in 2016. He’s still quite certain that he’s done nothing wrong; when he returned to Twitter after a few months — with his messages only available to approved followers, of course — he posted a couple of lines from Psalms 37:12-13 to make it clear that He Will Survive: Read more on Arkansas Family Values Rep Who Regifted Children To A Rapist Still Sure He’s The Victim…
  nice time!

‘Dad’ Gay Marries ‘Son’ In Pennsylvania, But Not In A Gross Kid-Touching Way

Not an exact rendering of the couple.
Oh no, the slippery slope the religious right has been warning us about for decades is real! Boys marrying boys, cowboys marrying horses, cowgirls marrying toasters, and now, in Pennsylvania, a father has gone and married his own son. BUT WAIT, stop running away! This is actually a Nice Time, and heartwarming, and is NOT AT ALL about kid-touching. Read more on ‘Dad’ Gay Marries ‘Son’ In Pennsylvania, But Not In A Gross Kid-Touching Way…
  nice time!

Sorry Nutbags, Even AZ’s Hard-Right Gov Thinks Keeping Foster Kids From Gay Homes Is Dick Move

We're fine with gay adoptions, but not with naming innocent children 'Arwen'
Is there a tinfoil hat shortage in Arizona? Republican Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Wednesday rescinding a Department of Child Safety policy prohibiting legally married same-sex couples from adopting children or becoming foster parents, bringing actual state policy into line with a pledge Ducey had made last week to encourage more adoptions, regardless of whether adoptive parents were gay or straight. Read more on Sorry Nutbags, Even AZ’s Hard-Right Gov Thinks Keeping Foster Kids From Gay Homes Is Dick Move…
  Somebody Finally Thought Of The Children

Arkansas Governor Signs Bill Ensuring Slimy Rep. Justin Harris Will Never Regift Another Child

Still has that Derp in the headlights look
Thank the good lord above, the great state of Arkansas has finally outlawed the practice of “rehoming” adopted children — that is, just handing off your adopted kids to someone else to raise and hoping for the best, a practice that didn’t turn out so well for state Rep. Justin Harris when one of the two girls he rehomed with a family friend was raped in 2014. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the bill into law Monday, making Arkansas one of only three states to ban rehoming — the other two are Louisiana and Wisconsin; Florida and Illinois are also considering legislation to restrict or outlaw rehoming. Read more on Arkansas Governor Signs Bill Ensuring Slimy Rep. Justin Harris Will Never Regift Another Child…
  There's No Place Like Rehome

Justin Harris Diddles Kids’ Welfare Committee, Must ‘Rehome’ It To Better Vice-Chairman

He Stopped Making Sense long ago
Get out your hip boots and emesis basins, because it’s time for more news about horrifying human/pond scum hybrid Justin Harris, the Arkansas state representative who “rehomed” two adopted daughters with Eric Francis, a guy who raped one of them shortly before her sixth birthday. But despair not! Today’s Justin Harris news only involves him abusing power, not children, so it’s all good! Read more on Justin Harris Diddles Kids’ Welfare Committee, Must ‘Rehome’ It To Better Vice-Chairman…
  grab that cash with both hands and make a stash

Child-Regifting Job Creator Justin Harris Got $4 Million In Tax Funds For Jesus Pre-School

These big David Byrne suits dont' just grow on trees, you know.
Hey, we bet you’d like to read a story about sleazy child-regifting monster Justin Harris that isn’t about his sleazy child regifting for a change, wouldn’t you? Lord knows we have plenty of those already, and the whole sordid mess isn’t nearly finished playing itself out. Instead, let’s learn a bit more about Justin Harris, the small-government entrepreneur who says that government never created a single job — no, really, he said that — and who liked to brag in campaign ads about all the jobs he created at his “Growing God’s Kingdom” preschool in West Fork, Arkansas. Turns out he and his wife, Marsha, had a little help creating those jobs! Read more on Child-Regifting Job Creator Justin Harris Got $4 Million In Tax Funds For Jesus Pre-School…
  Parental Rites

Ark. Rep. Justin Harris Had Daughters’ Demons ‘Exorcised’ Before ‘Rehoming’ Them With A Rapist

The power of Derp compels him
The sad, ugly saga of Justin Harris and the “rehoming” of his two adopted daughters just morphed into a B-movie horror flick. According to several people who knew the Harrises, the super-Christian Arkansas state rep. and his wife, Marsha, believed the young girls were possessed by demons and hired “specialists” to drive Satan from the children’s tiny bodies. They also kept their six-year-old adoptive daughter locked and isolated in her toyless room with just a video camera to watch her so she couldn’t “communicate telepathically” with her four-year-old sister. Read more on Ark. Rep. Justin Harris Had Daughters’ Demons ‘Exorcised’ Before ‘Rehoming’ Them With A Rapist…
  Arkansas Unraveler

Girls’ Foster Parents Not Impressed With Kid-Dumping AR Rep Justin Harris’s Sob Story

A member of the truth-challenged community
The bizarre story of Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris and his decision to “rehome” his two adopted daughters with a family friend and employee, Eric Francis, who later raped one of the girls, continued to unfold in High Weird Mode over the weekend. Following his press conference Friday, Harris gave a 35-minute interview to Drew Petrimoulx of TV station KARK in which he continued to place most of the blame for the troubled adoption on the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) and, continued to insist that the children were so seriously emotionally disturbed that they put his entire family in danger. Read more on Girls’ Foster Parents Not Impressed With Kid-Dumping AR Rep Justin Harris’s Sob Story…
  The Christian Lawmaker And The Devil Children

Kid-Dumper AR Rep Justin Harris So SO Sorry … That DHS Screwed Him And His Family (Video)

Marsha and Justin Harris
  After the older of his two adopted daughters — at the mature age of six — was raped by the man to whom he had “rehomed” her, Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris (R – “God’s Kingdom”) gave a press conference today to attempt to justify it. (He did not attempt to justify the rape, by family friend Eric Francis, to whom he had turned over his two adopted daughters in late 2013; he merely attempted to justify the rest of it.) Harris started by “clarifying” that “the victims here are the children,” since the country and the Internet did not take well to his sad claim yesterday that it was he and his wife who had “suffered a severe injustice.” While the girls were “the real victims,” he back-pedaled, he and his wife had been “failed” by the Department of Human Services, which is really to blame. Read more on Kid-Dumper AR Rep Justin Harris So SO Sorry … That DHS Screwed Him And His Family (Video)…
  Won't Someone Please Think Of The Neglectful Parents?

Justin Harris Had To Abandon 6-Year-Old Daughter Before She Ax-Murdered Whole Family

Ugly doesn't begin to describe these. The sweaters are pretty bad, too
Here’s your morning update on Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris, who naturally had excellent reasons for giving up on his two adopted daughters and “rehoming” them with another family in 2013. Harris issued a statement late Thursday to explain that he and his wife, Marsha, are the real victims here. Oh, yes, in addition to that unfortunate business with his 6-year-old daughter getting raped by Eric Francis, the man they “rehomed” the girls with. My, yes, that was sad. Read more on Justin Harris Had To Abandon 6-Year-Old Daughter Before She Ax-Murdered Whole Family…
  Ordinary Everyday Small-Government Advocate & Tax Leech

Let’s Meet Justin Harris, The Arkansas House’s Godly Child-Abandoner

These big David Byrne suits dont' just grow on trees, you know.
Yesterday we introduced you to the honorable Justin Harris, a proud Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, who kinda-sorta hid from the public the fact that he’d adopted two little girls out of foster care, tired of them after a year in his home, and given them to another family to raise. The other family wasn’t so great, seeing as how the new adoptive father, Eric Francis, raped the older of the girls, all of six years old. Francis had also briefly taught at the Christian daycare owned by Harris and his wife, “Growing God’s Kingdom Preschool,” and when the news of the sexual assault broke last year, that was the only connection Harris admitted publicly; the Arkansas Times broke the full story this week. It’s a horrible story, and the more we find out about Rep. Harris, the more charming he seems. Read more on Let’s Meet Justin Harris, The Arkansas House’s Godly Child-Abandoner…
  That's Not What 'Suffer The Children' Means

Arkansas State Rep Probably Had Good Reason For Giving Adopted Daughter To Guy Who Raped Her

Still has that Derp in the headlights look
Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris seems like a pretty godly kind of guy. Last week, the Republican from West Fork, Arkansas, was very sad when the House Education Committee voted down a bill he’d introduced to ban schools from punishing children for religious expression, like to protect kids from atheist teachers who put them in detention for saying “bless you” after a sneeze. Coincidentally, Harris and his wife, Marsha, happen to run a preschool called the “Growing God’s Kingdom Preschool,” where they teach kids how to be good and godly. Read more on Arkansas State Rep Probably Had Good Reason For Giving Adopted Daughter To Guy Who Raped Her…
  Sooo not fabulous

Indiana Republicans Will Not Eat Your Gayness, Sir, No They Will Not!

Jesus would totally bake you a cake
Now that it is 2015, it is time to swear in all of those state representatives we elected back in November. Remember that election? When we elected so many Republicans? And now Republicans hold both houses of the legislature and the governorship in 23 states and will be able to pass any laws they want? While Democrats hold that same majority in only seven states? Read more on Indiana Republicans Will Not Eat Your Gayness, Sir, No They Will Not!…
  nice time!

Washington DC Welcomes Lesbian Anchor Babies With Open Arms

The gaypocalypse is upon us. We have seen the signs, from judges competing to see who can write the most elegant fuck you to the religious right when legalizing gay marriage to Common Core turning all our children gay. And Washington, DC (the city and people that live here, not the asshole Congresscritters you flyover states send here) is getting in on the action. How? Lesbian anchor babies: The District is one of a handful of jurisdictions that permit second-parent adoptions with no residency rules or other restrictions…. The 2013 law is leading an increasing number of lesbian couples from nearby states to deliver their babies in the District, according to family lawyers arranging second-parent adoptions. Read more on Washington DC Welcomes Lesbian Anchor Babies With Open Arms…
  a hard gain's gonna fall

Kentucky, Idaho Beseiged By Judges Ramming Equality Down Their Throats

Two more red states have been victimized by judges who took away their precious right to make sure citizens are only as equal as Jesus wants them to be. In Kentucky, a federal judge ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages from outside the state, and in Idaho, the state Supreme Court said that adoptions cannot be rejected on the basis of the adoptive parent’s sexual orientation. Rightwing cultural warriors shouldn’t worry too much about any of this, since it’s probably just a fad and will just go away eventually. (Let’s just keep telling them that until they age out of the voting population, OK?) Read more on Kentucky, Idaho Beseiged By Judges Ramming Equality Down Their Throats…
  and now for something completely similar

Phyllis Schlafly & ‘Obama’s Army Of Blacks’ Guy: Liberals Giving Your Kids To Teh Gheys As Sex Toys

You might think that by now, we were no longer capable of being surprised by Phyllis Schlafly and the merry band of rightwing loonies in her orbit. And for the most part, you’d be right — we’re no longer shocked by much of anything these twits say, because like Taco Bell, they’re in the business of putting together the same few components in infinitely varied combinations. Even so, we did at least raise an eyebrow* at the latest Fiery Doritos Mega-Beeflike Shitburrito Supreme from the Derp Brigade: On Tuesday, Schlafly chatted with minor-league radio bigot Stan Solomon, who fully expects that any moment now, the gummint is going to start declaring conservatives to be unfit parents, and will “take your children, whether they’re in the womb, or already born.” Schlafly agreed that so-called child protective service agencies should be called “the Gestapo,” and claimed that the bureaucrats all get a bonus every time they put children up for adoption on “some flimsy pretext.” Solomon concurred, adding that there are lots and lots of cases where gay adoptive parents have done sex to their adopted kids, and made child porn, “and the media won’t even talk about it.” Read more on Phyllis Schlafly & ‘Obama’s Army Of Blacks’ Guy: Liberals Giving Your Kids To Teh Gheys As Sex Toys…
  if you love something let it go especially if you're a slut

Southern Baptist Leader Has Had It With These Single Moms Keeping Their Babies

Former (see note at end of post) Southern Baptist leader Richard Land has some insight into the scourge of single motherhood: Obviously, abortion is never a valid choice, but according to Land, keeping the baby is also a terrible idea. Instead of keeping their babies, these knocked-up sluts should stop being so selfish and give their babies up for adoption, because, you know, King Solomon. There are a lot of Christian couples out there who would just love to bring up a baby with the moral values of Richard Land, after all — talk about an incentive! Read more on Southern Baptist Leader Has Had It With These Single Moms Keeping Their Babies…
  eureka

Fox News Commentator: Stop Teen Sluttery by Giving Babies Away

Why is Obama forcing your daughter to take the morning after pill? This is an excellent question, and luckily Fox News commentator Nina Easton has given us several compelling theories which we can break down into two broad themes. These are: 1. Obama thinks his daughters are sluts. 2. Obama thinks other people’s daughters are sluts. (We have not heard anyone bring up the obvious option 3, which is “Michelle Obama is a slut,” but surely she will get around to it.) So, what are we going to do about this epidemic of slutty daughters having abortions with the morning-after pill (which, of course, does not cause abortions?) Duh, this is easy, we will just CELEBRATE TEEN PREGNANCY, to inoculate everyone’s daughters from the “cult of abortion,” problem solved. If only anyone had thought of this earlier! Read more on Fox News Commentator: Stop Teen Sluttery by Giving Babies Away…
  the horror

Louisiana Foster Kids Saved From Horror of Loving Homes

BATON ROUGE, LA – A local House Committee in Baton Rouge saved the last little pocket of American innocence on Tuesday. A proposal that would have allowed gay couples and straight unmarried couples and other ungodless folk (Wiccans?) to adopt children together in Louisiana has been defeated, with the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee voting 9-2 against HB 1081. Foster kids have it really good and the thought of subjecting them to a loving household without a marriage certificate is unthinkable. To make matters worse, passage of this bill would have forced some children to live in a house where parents have the same genitals! Who is the sicko responsible for trying to hurt these kids? It is Rep. Jared Brossett, known child hater and endorser of same-genital co-existence (Democrat). Read more on Louisiana Foster Kids Saved From Horror of Loving Homes…
  slate pitches

Catholic League’s Bill Donohue Explainers: Catholics Are Against Adoption Now

God bless Bill Donohue, always striding forth and grandly opening his warbly old yap and letting the most insanely bigotty shit spill forth. Remember that time he was on Scarborough Country, going on and on about Hollywood and “the Jews” and then got a helpful assist from copanelist Jennifer Giroux who said, “I’m sorry but we cannot go back and make it that the Hawaiians killed Christ.” Yeah, we do! So this time — you may have heard? — all the Mommy Blogs are warblogging with all the other Mommy Blogs, and Bill Donohue, head of the fringe rightwing group the Catholic League, twatted this: “Lesbian Dem Hilary Rosen tells Ann Romney she never worked a day in her life. Unlike Rosen, who had to adopt kids, Ann raised 5 of her own.” FUCK YOU, ADOPTIVE PARENTS! Bill Donohue has some thoughts on your abnormal life and ways! Read more on Catholic League’s Bill Donohue Explainers: Catholics Are Against Adoption Now…
  the miracle of life

Barack Obama Sr. Wanted to Drop His Kid Off at the Salvation Army

It is common knowledge in this country that the path to a legitimate American presidency begins with baptizing a white baby in a fountain of oil and money and includes a few years of reckless drug experimentation and, potentially, a religious epiphany, before the Bombing and Ruining Everything phase kicks in. This is why Americans are so frustrated with Barack Obama and his confusing family history, with all its Kenyans and fake birth certificates and near-adoptions. Yes, apparently Barack Obama was sort of, almost, maybe put up for adoption, and only narrowly escaped the fate of becoming a Bachmann foster child. Read more on Barack Obama Sr. Wanted to Drop His Kid Off at the Salvation Army…