Good grief, Texas

Texas’s politicians are all trying to prep for a gig in the Freedom Caucus in the US House. How else can this be explained?

Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims

This is not a joke.

Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Five other states have passed similar laws protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households on religious grounds — but Texas’ rule would extend to state-funded agencies.

You know, I’m sure every one of the state legislators who is inclined to vote for this thing (it’s not law yet) would swear on a stack of Bibles that he or she is pro-life. To them I say “How is it pro-life to deny loving families the opportunity to adopt children currently in state-sponsored foster care or even in orphanages?”

There are times I think we should have just let the South stay gone in 1861.