So, a court has told a biological mother that a another woman – who is neither the biological mother nor the adopted mother of the child has rights to have access to the child as a parent? And y’all (various commenters) don’t see the insanity in that? Have I mis-understood the situation? Do you have information that I don’t have?
All of you have children. What if someone who was a part of your life when your child was born won custody/parental rights in court and you could no longer protect your child from that person? How can you not see that this is nuts?
I don’t get it. I really don’t.
It is clear to me what this is all about. It is a direct attack on “what is marriage?” and “what are parents?” The truth is, we all know what marriage is and we all know what parents are. It is clear in natural law and clear in human tradition and very, very clear in Biblical teaching. There is an agenda from our Ancient Enemy himself to destroy the institution that is responsible for producing the future of the world by birthing and raising children. Some humans have gotten on board.
Sorry to be so black-and-white about it. No, acutally, I’m not sorry. Unless I have wrong information (which is always a possibility, sometimes more info about what is going on can clear things up) this is a pretty clear case.
P.S. When I have children (which I don’t) I want to be able to raise them according to God’s ways without interference from the State. The Bible commands parents to teach their children and raise them. It does not issue the same command to the State.
P.P.S. In this case it does not matter what the child wants. A mother has a right and a responsibility to protect her child from such insanity.
P.P.P.S. What is all this about how the other woman feels? As one human being to another, I care how she feels and I want her to be blessed by God. But that has nothing to do with the fact that a court is granting her RIGHTS here that she does not actually have in reality! We as humans do not have any right to re-define marriage or parenting according to our own standards. God set this stuff up in the Garden of Eden and we are sowing our own destruction if we ignore Him.
Neutral. That is what we want our government to be on “religion.” We don’t want our government to favor one religion over another.
But what about values? Do you think that when the Founding Fathers made sure that the federal government would “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” they anticipated some of the strange things that the future would bring? Do you think that they meant for Christian Morality and Christian Values to be forbidden as guidance in the making of laws?
Do you think they anticipated this: A court in Vermont has granted “parental rights” to a lesbian woman who was the “lover” of the biological mother at the time of birth? Now a court in Virginia must decide if that ruling will be enforced in Virginia in spite of Virginia’s Marriage Affirmation Act.
“This is such a critical case because it affects the rest of the nation,” she [Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America (CWA)] said. “If the Virginia Supreme Court rules that a lesbian can have parental control over a child that has no biological connection or any legal connection then this would wipe away the authority of DOMA, of the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage, and the state law that defines marriage.
“It could also challenge the work that pro-family activists have done for over a dozen years to protect marriage.” [Read More]
If Isaiah the Prophet were alive today, I think he would cry out “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”
I am shocked and dismayed to hear that such things are even being considered. There is a lot of blindness out there. When you reject God, you reject reason and begin to lose your ability to think clearly.
We need revival in America, and I believe we can have one. I am shocked and dismayed, but my choice is to stand and fight. For all of you Christians out there – Do NOT be intimidated by such twisted ideas. It is not inevitable that we slide as a nation into insanity. We can intervene through our prayers and our actions and our votes.
Be Shocked, and be Dismayed. Then ACT. 🙂