Numerous people, including some leftists like Camille Paglia, have said that indulging children in transgenderism is a form of child abuse. Yet Democrats are so devoted to this issue that they have effectively banned Christian parents who disagree with the idea from adopting children in Illinois.
Life Site News reports:
Christians who reject transgenderism banned from adoption, working with children in Illinois
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has instituted sweeping changes to its policies and procedures in caring for children who experience gender dysphoria that essentially weed out all employees and volunteers who cannot in good conscience support and promote transgender ideology.
Illinois now “requires that all LGBTQ children and youth be placed in an affirming safe housing, receive LGBTQ competent medical and mental health services, and have equal opportunity and access to care.”
However, in order to assure consistent achievement of that goal, the new policy requires “any person who is involved with DCFS children/youth will complete mandatory training in LGBTQ competency.” This will be an integral part of DCFS core training and will be a requirement to attaining a child-welfare license.
The saddest thing about this is that it isn’t about the welfare of children at all. It’s a nakedly political move aimed at further marginalizing Christians.
Illinois can’t even pass a balanced budget but they make this a priority?