Quote "However, the MAJORITY of these cases involve one or the other of the biological parents who are living in SEPARATE households!!!"
Again, preconceptions you have about these families or things you make up in your head do not constitute facts. You're simply revealing your prejudicial thinking in this case.
2010 Statistics on Child Maltreatment Nationally and by state from Health and human services.
2011 statistics on poverty in NC (note poverty rates are biased toward children)
Also, I would put this question to those Christians who think that Christian scripture should define secular law: What kind of precedent do you think you're setting? What sort of response would you have should Buddists, Muslims, Hindus or others want to impose their beliefs on you?
You would have a #$%^ heart attack, that's what would happen.
The US constitution is very clear on this point.
Here's some reading so you can brush on on those FACTS
"Fact: children do best when raised by their married mother and father."
A. You made that $h1t up. Things that emanate from your behind do not constitute facts.
B. Speaking of facts, I'd like to ask what sort of legislation is being pushed to help the more than 22.5% of children living in poverty in NC. Or the more than 117,000 children referred to child protective services each year in NC for various forms of abuse and neglect at the hands of their BIOLOGICAL PARENTS.
So when you cast your "yes" vote to codify your bigotry in the state constitution tomorrow, think of those kids and the fact that you've only distracted from the real issues that NC families face each day.
Republican voters are getting plaid.
Out of state interests author hot button legislation to get get voters worked up about non-issues and drive them to the polls.
Too bad we can't invest this kind of energy on the real issues North Carolinians are facing day-to-day.
Speaking of getting plaid, who gets to put on the cool flight-suit and wear the "Mission Accomplished" banner should this piece of bigotry pass?
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