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Is being a parent outside of traditional marriage child abuse?

Tea in the Harbor 2012/03/25 17:49:07
Yes it's abuse, if you aren't identicle to me you have no rights!
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That's what a new law introduced by a Wisconsin State Senator says, that anything outside of the traditional Christian family model is child abuse. All the science and related studies of course say he's wrong, and he offers no evidence of being right, but he still thinks we all need to accept his proposal as factual. Nobody needs to be questioning him.

Even the Senator knows his idea is too whacked out to be acceptable to the public, using the term "politically incorrect" rather than the more accurate term of morally reprehensible, but that didn't stop him from giving it a try.

Since the vast majority of single parents are women, the proposal fits nicely into the GOP's nationwide push to target them for special regulation in dozens of ways, this time as a source of child abuse, even though no evidence of it exists in decades of study.

If we were to accept the Senator's argument, it would make a good basis for an eventual argument that outlawing single, gay, or unmarried parenting in order to reduce child abuse should be considered. That would leave the traditional Christian family as the only form acceptable for procreation, and maybe the hope is that since the rest could no longer have children their ideals would die off in a generation or two.


Wisconsin Lawmaker Introduces Law To Classify Single Parenthood As Child Abuse

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Photo via Grothman's website.
Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) has introduced a bill demonizing single parents by classifying them as child abusers.

Senate Bill 507 specifically requires "the Child Abuse and Neglect
Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing
factor to child abuse and neglect."



A third of Wisconsin parents are single parents,
but this law affects even more than that. The way the law refers to
"nonmarital parenthood" also makes this applicable to non-married
couples, including same-sex couples. S.B. 507 reads:



Section 1. 48.982 (2) (g) 2. of the statutes is amended to
read: 48.982 (2) (g) 2. Promote statewide educational and public
awareness campaigns and materials for the purpose of developing public
awareness of the problems of child abuse and neglect. In promoting
those campaigns and materials, the board shall emphasize nonmarital
parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.


Section 2. 48.982 (2) (g) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
48.982 (2) (g) 4. Disseminate information about the problems of and
methods of preventing child abuse and neglect to the public and to
organizations concerned with those problems. In disseminating that
information, the board shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a
contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.

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  • Eddie_DOMA_is_dead 2012/07/08 15:45:44
  • xcheshirecat 2012/07/08 15:04:50
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    xcheshirecat
    +1
    I hope this guy doesn't have kids, THAT would be abuse
  • Queen B 2012/07/08 14:21:28
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    Queen B
    +1
    Where do they find these dinosaurs?
  • Kuldaboli (oYo) 2012/04/24 10:00:59
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    Kuldaboli (oYo)
    +1
    "Traditional christian family model"? Hmm. Interesting phrasing.
    So, the way I understand it - after reading through the information provided - according to what senator Grothman is suggesting, then every parent who doesn't live according to this "traditional christian family model" is a child abuser.

    This is a very slippery slope; and here's why. This will not stop with single, gay, or unwed parents. Remember, he's a conservative politician, and they don't know when - or even how - to stop. If he insists on keeping the phrase "traditional christian family model" in there - and he will; remember, he's a conservative politician; it's what they do - then any couple not married in a "christian" ceremony will automatically be classified a child abuser too. Why? Because they're not living according to the "traditional christian family model" (the key word being "christian"). We're talking about people married in an islamic ceremony, or a pagan ceremony, people married before the justice of the peace, even America's best buddies, the jewish people. If this law passes, then essentially any couple legally married in any other tradition than christian, would be instantly classified as abusers of their own child.

    I honestly don't think Senator Grothman has thought this all the way through.
  • Brosia 2012/04/24 04:59:44
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    Brosia
    +2
    I am appalled at what has been happening recently in so many states across my country. When did being born a women mean that we are lesser beings that men, zygotes, or animals? Did something happen that I was unaware of? Like a wormhole and we are not in 2012 anymore, but in 1910?
  • M'lud 2012/03/26 14:37:55
    Yes it's abuse, if you aren't identicle to me you have no rights!
    M'lud
    +4
    Only I should be allowed to procreate!
    Also, I want a law that outlaws passenger cars. Did you know that the traffic fatality rate of passenger cars is double that of all other vehicles?
    Also, I want a law that outlaws pilots on airplanes. Did you know that air fatalities caused by pilot error are 7 times higher than those caused by non pilots?
    WHO IS WITH ME?
  • ally 2012/03/26 14:13:47 (edited)
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    ally
    +7
    Agreeing with any of these nutjobs is child abuse.
  • Lady Wh... ally 2012/03/27 09:13:19
    Lady Whitewolf
    +4
    agreed
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/03/26 09:46:46
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    Lady Whitewolf
    +9
    Hell no....
  • aneed2know 2012/03/26 06:02:51 (edited)
    I'm not going to commit because I'm ashamed of what I think.
    aneed2know
    +7
    This is the only one i can agree with, but then again i think anyone who teaches their children Christianity is guilty of child abuse.
  • Elementer aneed2know 2012/03/26 09:51:18 (edited)
    Elementer
    +1
    You're joking, right? So I guess Dr. King's parents were guilty of child abuse? And King HIMSELF guilty of it as well.

    Makes sense.
  • aneed2know Elementer 2012/03/26 10:05:26
    aneed2know
    +6
    Its how i feel, oh and for the record you dont need religion to show morality, or charity, those came before religion its just religion tagged along side it and now people like you seem to think that religion gave us morals.

    Oh and bringing King in this work, because even King stood for just laws and this is not a just law, or a just ideal.
  • Elementer aneed2know 2012/03/26 17:11:57 (edited)
  • Níl mé leat 2012/03/26 05:33:29
    I'm not going to commit because I'm ashamed of what I think.
    Níl mé leat
    +1
    Actually I am going to commint and I am not ashamed of what I think, I just picked this because I don't agree with the other options.
    Think that law is crap and I don't think it is just the GOP's war on women.
  • savagesarge 2012/03/26 04:43:37
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    savagesarge
    +6
    what the hell?
  • lee 2012/03/26 03:44:07
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    lee
    +8
    but, the GOP is fast becoming irrelevant.

    they have marginalized themselves right out of the political area.... what's left for them?

    duno...
  • Live Free Or Die 2012/03/26 03:30:14
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    Live Free Or Die
  • DemonChild 2012/03/26 02:26:52
    I'm not going to commit because I'm ashamed of what I think.
    DemonChild
    Not child abuse, but you should always have the maternal and paternal figures in the family.
  • lee DemonChild 2012/03/26 03:45:34
    lee
    +5
    why's that?
  • Bibliop... lee 2012/03/26 03:49:56
    Bibliophilic
    +5
    Information straight from the narrowest of minds?
  • Bastion DemonChild 2012/03/26 12:51:56
    Bastion
    +4
    What if that's not possible?
  • aneed2know DemonChild 2012/04/09 05:47:52
  • DemonChild aneed2know 2012/04/14 15:42:38
    DemonChild
    WEll it's going to be harder on the child if their mother is always out working, plus 70% of criminals are from single parent families/born out of Wedlock. I mean plus, it's just going to be more of a burden and there's nothing that is going to make it easier than maybe have the other spouse.
  • aneed2know DemonChild 2012/04/17 04:39:45
    aneed2know
    +1
    okay but you still did not tell me how this is child abuse, lets just say that your right, maybe your right. explain to me how it is child abuse/
  • DemonChild aneed2know 2012/04/18 14:21:28
    DemonChild
    No, I never said it was child abuse
  • aneed2know DemonChild 2012/04/19 04:06:22
    aneed2know
    +1
    the post does and the Bill this idiot wants does.
  • Rebel [SHP] 2012/03/26 02:24:26 (edited)
    I'm not going to commit because I'm ashamed of what I think.
    Rebel [SHP]
    +1
    Bigoted and ignorant poll with one sided answers. I see no need to comment seriously. I'm very ashamed of what I thought - I clicked this poll thinking this poll was going to be a serious debate. Apparently not. Thanks for the points!!
  • Bastion Rebel [... 2012/03/26 12:52:27
    Bastion
    +3
    What's YOUR answer, then?
  • Rebel [... Bastion 2012/03/26 15:41:40
    Rebel [SHP]
    +1
    Oh? If he wanted my answer he would have put in an option for it. I'm not interested in his game anymore. Deuces.
  • Bastion Rebel [... 2012/03/26 17:11:45
    Bastion
    +2
    You were thinking that there could be a "serious debate" about whether anything but traditional marriage is child abuse? Really?

    I guess we are better off without your opinion, anyway.
  • Rebel [... Bastion 2012/03/26 22:16:32
    Rebel [SHP]
    neat spiderman

    Look. No offense. I have a really low tolerance for stupid. This isn't even your poll. Go bother someone else. In fact.....you'll bother someone else.....because I'm done listening to you whine for someone else's poll. How stupid.
  • Tea in ... Rebel [... 2012/03/26 22:37:44
    Tea in the Harbor
    +1
    It's my poll, but your comment was too ignorant to bother with.

    It still is.
  • aneed2know Tea in ... 2012/04/09 05:50:29
    aneed2know
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    his question, one sided answers
  • aneed2know Bastion 2012/04/09 05:50:02
    aneed2know
    Hey Bastion i know this is a tad bit late, but i thought you should look at one of his questions and see the choices he gives there.

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    All one sided answers
  • Bastion aneed2know 2012/04/09 12:52:34
    Bastion
    +2
    I went to that poll - ya, he's a real head case - he blocked me, though, so I can only say here what an arrogant, willfully ignorant shlum he is.
  • A Lionheart 2012/03/26 01:27:29
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    A Lionheart
    +7
    Another wacko right winger.
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/03/26 00:46:58
    Yes it's abuse, if you aren't identicle to me you have no rights!
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    +1
    Hell no
  • mich52 2012/03/26 00:19:51
  • ChocolateThunder 2012/03/25 23:40:33
    The GOP war on women amounts to sunset falling on freedom
    ChocolateThunder
    +6
    I find this absolutely repulsive.

    What about women in abusive relationships with children?
    Huh, huh. This state disgusts me sometimes.

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