Californian Politician signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents
This is kind of funny. I wonder how Christian “Focus on the Family” type of groups will deal with culture re-defining family to no longer mean “man and women married with children.”
This will probably devastate my fellow social conservatives and conservative Christians. Unlike them, though, I do not make an idol out of family.
Jesus taught that the church is based on His message, not by married couples reproducing babies.
So there is no real reason for Christians to panic about these types of news stories where a politician allows society to re-define parenting and marriage, but you can bet most Christians will panic, because they have turned the 1950s June Cleaver family into an idol. They view attacks on the 1950s structure of family as an attack on Jesus Himself, something Jesus never did.
I am aware that some homosexual activists and communists believe breaking down the traditional family unit is a way to rot a culture, and hence a nation, from the inside, which is one of their goals in taking over society, but again, does the Bible say a culture is to be
1. won and defended by propping up the nuclear family
2a. Christians helping other Christians and
2b. telling Non Christians about Jesus?
I believe the Bible teaches points 2a and 2b, not point 1.
As a matter of fact, if one invests more time in 2a and 2b, that could lead to more of point 1 as a natural result.
Kind of like how helping Christian singles to meet and date other Christian singles would likely lead to more marriage (it certainly would not hurt), yet churches stupidly keep ignoring the Christian singles but keep bitching about the low rate of Christian marriages, and spend all their time bitching about divorce rates and homo marriage… none of which actually helps create more Christian marriages.
- The bill — similar to one the governor vetoed last year — had been opposed as an attack on traditional family; proponents argued that the changing family structure needs to be addressed.
By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
October 4, 2013, 9:27 p.m.
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said he authored the measure to address the changes in family structure in California, including situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent.
The law will allow the courts to recognize three or more legal parents so that custody and financial responsibility can be shared by all those involved in raising a child, Leno said.
“Courts need the ability to recognize these changes so children are supported by the adults that play a central role in loving and caring for them,” Leno said. “It is critical that judges have the ability to recognize the roles of all parents so that no child has to endure separation from one of the adults he or she has always known as a parent.”
The bill was partially a reaction to a 2011 court decision involving a lesbian couple that briefly ended their relationship, according to Leno’s office. One of the women was impregnated by a man before the women resumed their relationship. A fight broke out, putting one of the women in the hospital and the other in jail, but the daughter was sent to foster care because her biological father did not have parental rights.
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