New Illinois child & family policy discriminates against Christians who are not pro-LGBT

Three days ago, I published a post on a new law, Bill 89, that was recently passed by the Legislative Assembly of Canada’s Ontario Province, which enables the government to legally seize children from parents who refuse to accede to their children’s fantasy of being “transgender” and/or provide them with body-mutilating “gender-reassignment” surgery that does no such thing. (Bill 89 is now law, specifically Chapter 14 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2017.)

For “transgenderism” being a psychological disorder and the fiction of “gender-reassignment” surgery, see:

About Canada’s totalitarian Bill 89, FOTM‘s Dave commented that “We’re next.”

Well, it turns out that the USA is already there.

On May 5, 2017, the State of Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) instituted sweeping changes to its policies and procedures in caring for children with gender dysphoria which essentially weed out Christian and other employees and volunteers who cannot in good conscience support and promote transgender ideology.

In signing the department’s enhanced procedures to be followed when providing services to LGBTQ chiildren and youth, Illinois DCFS Director George Sheldon said:

“The youth in our care have the legal right to be free from verbal, emotional and physical harassment in their placements, schools and communities; and the adults involved in their care have a legal and ethical obligation to ensure that they are safe and protected. LGBTQ youth have the right to be treated equally, to express their gender identity and to have the choice to be open or private about their sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity. They need to feel free to be who they are.”

Doug Mainwaring reports for LifeSiteNews on June 1, 2017 that the revised procedures command that:

In no instance should LGBTQ children/youth be placed with a non-affirming caregiver who is opposed to sexual orientations that differ from the caregiver’s own. Nor should LGBTQ children and youth be placed with caregivers who are unwilling/unable to support children and youth whose gender identity or gender expression differs from traditional expectation.

Furthermore, the caregiver must accede to the “transgender” child/youth’s preferred pronoun, no matter how nonsensical, as in calling oneself “they”:

The child/youth’s chosen name and preferred gender pronoun (including gender-neutral pronouns such as ‘they’ or ‘ze/hir’) must be respected.

Mainwaring points out that 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” — which is a requirement to attaining a child-welfare license.

The Illinois DCFS new policy was created under the guidance of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU), Pride Action Tank and other pro-homosexual and transgender organizations.

Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council observes that while the new policy “portrays itself as being based in science, it is 100 percent ideological.”

Indeed, In a landmark report published last year, Lawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D., scholar-in-residence in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University and a professor of statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University, and Paul R. McHugh, M.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, found that “transgender” identity is extremely fluid: Only a minority of children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood. There is no evidence that all such children should be encouraged to become transgender, much less subjected to hormone treatments or surgery.

Sprigg states that the new policy is “Discriminatory against anyone with traditional moral values, in particular, Christians.” Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute agrees. She writes:

“Denying people of … faith the opportunity to foster or adopt children constitutes the antithesis of a commitment to diversity and puts the lie to DCFS’s claim to care about the needs of children. The number of available foster and adoptive families will decrease.

[The revised procedures will have] a chilling effect on DCFS staff, volunteers, foster parents, and others whose ‘speech and behavior’ will be monitored and evaluated according to ideological criteria by the state of Illinois.

Forget the democratic process. Forget free speech, freedom of religion, and the conscience rights of American citizens. Forget the welfare of vulnerable children. The state of Illinois heels to the commands of LGBTQ activists; it has embraced a new creed based on the LGBTQ vision of the human person. The only winners are progressive activists and lawyers eager to fill their litigation dockets. The losers? Illinois’ most vulnerable children.”

~Eowyn

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10 responses to “New Illinois child & family policy discriminates against Christians who are not pro-LGBT

  1. Kevin J Lankford

    As it says in our Bible; children will turn on their parents. Now there is no question just who will instigate this evil.

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  2. This is getting very frightening. The evil is out of control. Why don’t more people stand up and try to fight this. I know that is the case in Canada- many are trying to fight a bill that has already been enacted, but what about here?

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    • Because people, er sheeple in this country have deluded themselves into thinking nothing is going to happen to them.

      They could not be more wrong.

      This is the sort of thing that ultimately led to the Holocaust.

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  3. So gender confused mentally ill children need to be placed with messed up caregivers who will “affirm” this nonsense. This sounds like a 100% guarantee that the child will be molested.

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  4. To no surprise, Chicago, the Mustafa Obamas central operating headquarters under the solely direction of Rahm Emanuel, is where traditions have just about been obliterated. Children by all means have to be taught morals; in the absence of parents guardianship will be taken by the left and the children won’t have the right to choose but be subjected to the only direction the left wants them to go, drug abuse, homosexuality, and dependent of the only thing they’ve learned, SUBMISSION.

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  5. Illinois can bloviate all they want. They are acting illegally. Rewriting the law to take over children under false pretenses will end up at the Supreme Court,
    Children can understand so little that is going on and certainly not understand their hormonal feelings. Many feelings are being misconstrued.
    Hormones have controlled our feeling since the beginning, confusing all and needs time to work out through their system. Many will self correct.
    How many young kids do you know even know what transgender is?
    Much of this is being pushed by ignorant parents. They are the ones that need to be removed from the family.

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  6. Maybe they should be called ILL-inois for mental illness. But someday, more states might do this too.
    As I’ve probably mentioned before I live somewhat near Illinois – a bit over the border in Missouri. On occasion have thought about even moving to IL but it’s things like this that keep me away. (Besides their economic problems and overall liberal leaning, which is most likely because of Chicago influence)

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  7. I’m not surprised to see this happening. I AM surprised to see it happen HERE rather than in NY or Ca. first. I expect Ca. will soon adopt not only THIS tripe,but will up the ante somehow-I shudder to think of HOW……

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  8. traildustfotm

    Without a figurehead like Obama to hide behind, the truly corrupt members of society have now come out into view. America may be fatally ill. But we must fight this filth in every effective way possible. The first is to get ourselves right with a holy God.

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