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Judge rules child would do better in heterosexual household

Postby Bill Whatcott » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:34 pm

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The two sexual deviants who the media will sanitize and try to convince us they are nothing
but "loving" parents.


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A young Canadian boy named Renn who was let down by social services and put into a homosexual activist
household. The so-called foster mother/ homosexual activist Fran Forseberg has made her son a poster child
for transgenderism, claiming he was really born a girl


The Mark Regenerus study found children did more poorly in homosexual homes than in normal family homes. Common sense tells you high levels of promiscuity, substance abuse, multiple partners, gender confusion and everything else that is typical of the homosexual lifestyle is not in a child's best interests. Here is the Regenerus study for those who are interested: http://www.frc.org/.../new-study-on-hom ... -parents...

BTW Kudos for Judge Johansen! I would take him over the dishonest, neo-Marxists who routinely pervert justice in Canada's Supreme Court any day.
Bill Whatcott


Utah judge removes lesbian couple’s foster child, saying she’ll be better off with heterosexuals
Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post
November 12, 2015
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/utah- ... erosexuals

Last year, Utah couple Beckie Peirce and April Hoagland decided to get married. Last summer, in a decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation, the Supreme Court confirmed that this was OK. Then, Peirce and Hoagland wanted to take in a foster child. So, since the Supreme Court had signed off on gay marriage, Utah child services officials licensed the couple earlier this year. And, in August, Peirce and Hoagland welcomed a 1-year-old girl into their home, where she joined the couple’s two biological children. Plans for adoption, approved by the infant’s biological mother, were in place – soon, this would be a family of five.

But Wednesday, a Utah judge decided to end this plan, ordering the girl removed from her foster home because the child would be better off with heterosexual parents, he said.

Hoagland said the decision was “heartbreaking.”

“I was kind of caught off guard because I didn’t think anything like that would happen anymore,” Hoagland told KUTV. “It’s not fair, and it’s not right, and it hurts me really badly because I haven’t done anything wrong.”

A copy of the court order by Judge Scott Johansen, a juvenile judge in Utah’s Seventh District, was not immediately available, though the Salt Lake Tribune confirmed its contents. Hoagland told KUTV Johansen said “through his research he had found out that kids in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes.” She added that, when the judge was asked to show the research, he wouldn’t.

“I believe it’s a religious belief,” Peirce said.

Though there were no reports of his religious affiliation at press time, Johansen went to law school at Brigham Young University, operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormon church. The church voted to exclude the children of same-sex couples until they are adults just last week, a decision now facing wide protest from within the church.

I was kind of caught off guard because I didn’t think anything like that would happen anymore
“Church handbooks are policy and procedural guides for lay leaders who must administer the church in many varied circumstances throughout the world,” church spokesman Eric Hawkins said of the change. “The church has long been on record as opposing same-sex marriages. While it respects the law of the land, and acknowledges the right of others to think and act differently, it does not perform or accept same-sex marriage within its membership.”

Utah is 60 percent Mormon, according to a Gallup poll conducted last year.

Though they had yet to see Johansen’s order as the couple talked to the media, Utah child services was in a bit of a pickle. On one hand, they won’t be able to ignore the order. On the other hand, it may not be a legal one.

“On the one hand, I’m not going to expect my caseworkers to violate a court order,” Brent Platt, director of the Utah’s Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), said, “but on the other hand I’m not going to expect my caseworkers to violate the law.”

Indeed, Johansen seemed to be the only obstacle to a resolution everyone else wants.

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utcourts.gov Judge Scott Johansen, a juvenile court judge in Utah’s Seventh District.
“We have a lot of support,” Peirce told the Tribune. “DCFS wants us to have the child, the Guardian Ad Litem [a court-appointed representative for the child] wants us to have the child, the mother wants us to have the child, so the only thing standing in the way is the judge.”

This is not the first time one of Johansen’s decisions – and personal behavior – have ended up in headlines. In 1995, at the courthouse in Price, Utah, where he served, he slapped the 16-year-old son of a friend who thought the teenager was stealing.

“I knew immediately it was the wrong thing to do,” Johansen said at the time. “This was just a friend of mine who brought his kid over . . . It was different than if I was acting with the authority of the state, but it was still not the right thing to do.” After the incident, Price was reprimanded by a judicial conduct commission for “demeaning the judicial office.”

In another unusual case, from 2012, Johansen pondered the fate of a teenager facing assault charges for cutting off most of a toddler’s hair. It was eye for an eye that day: Johansen ordered the teenager’s mother to cut off her daughter’s ponytail in exchange for a lighter sentence. Here’s how the Deseret News reported the exchange:

“I’m going to give you this option: I will cut that by 150 hours if you want to cut her hair right now,” Johansen said.

“Me, cut her hair?” [Valerie] Bruno asked.

“Right now,” the judge said. “I’ll go get a pair of scissors and we’ll whack that ponytail off.”

[Mindy] Moss, the victim’s mother, was in the courtroom and fully supported the penalty. She even spoke up when she didn’t believe Bruno had cut enough of Lopan’s ponytail off.

“Satisfied? Is it short enough?” Johansen asked Moss.

“No,” she replied. “My daughter’s hair that had never been cut, that was down to [the middle of her back], was cut up to here.”

“Take it off clear up to the rubberband,” the judge told Bruno, who protested that the scissors he’d given her weren’t up to the task.

Three years ago, the Tribune, in an editorial, took Johansen to task for his harsh sentences after he sent a boy on probation to jail for stealing a pack of gum. The reason? The boy had violated his probation by getting a poor report card.

Removing a child from a loving home simply because the parents are LGBT is outrageous, shocking, and unjust “Seventh District Juvenile Court Judge Scott Johansen has a reliable recipe for turning an underperforming student into a juvenile delinquent, or worse,” the Tribune wrote in 2012. “And, unfortunately, Johansen follows his own recipe far too often when sentencing young offenders.” It added: “That was the beginning of a pattern of incarceration for the boy.”

Johansen’s exploits even led to the short-lived blog “Judge Scott Johansen is a tyrant” after he challenged home-schoolers in Utah to enroll their kids in class, or possibly lose them to the foster system.

“Scott Johansen is out of line,” a post from 2007 that called him “out of control” read. “He hates homeschooling so much that when a school lost a mother’s paper stating she will be homeschooling her kids the judge ordered the mother to enroll her kids in school within 24 hours or go to jail and lose her kids.”

After Johansen ordered the infant removed from couple Peirce and Hoagland, the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group, condemned the decision, which goes into effect in seven days.

“Removing a child from a loving home simply because the parents are LGBT is outrageous, shocking, and unjust,” Chad Griffin, the group’s president, said in a statement. “It also flies in the face of overwhelming evidence that children being raised by same-sex parents are just as healthy and well-adjusted as those with different-sex parents. At a time when so many children in foster care need loving homes, it is sickening to think that a child would be taken from caring parents who planned to adopt.”

“We’ve been told to care for this child as a mother would,” Hoagland said. “And I am her mother. That’s who she knows and she’s just going to be taken away.”
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