BJ'S BLOG 12/12/12 "Parent Licenses Are Needed Now"
Yesterday I read a bizarre and sickening story that really angered me.
A Pennsylvania couple has been convicted of sexually abusing their young son. The 14-year-old son testified that he began having frequent sexual encounters with his mother while his dad watched and offered him tips on what to do since his eight birthday. This happened a year after his dad started showing him pornography.
The boy was led a sheltered life and was home-schooled so he didn’t know having sex with his mother was wrong until years after it started happening.
The jury did convict the 45-year-old mother of rape of a child, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and incest. They also convicted the 53-year-old father of conspiracy to commit rape of a child, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and distributing explicit sexual material to minors.
This is unbelievable! How does anyone get it in their head that this is an ok thing to do? We talk about parenting licenses on the show a lot and people give me grief for it but what about the protection of the child? There is nothing more paramount in my mind then making sure that a child is being raised in a loving and safe environment!
Anyone can have a kid and even though it is a human being and people say it has all the rights in the world, it really doesn’t. If people don’t believe me, look at situations like this one and you’ll be as frustrated with how little rights children actually have.
I’m predicting in the future, possible one to two hundred years from now, there will be a vetting process for people to be able to raise the children they give birth to. If they are not good enough, they will become the non custodial parent and get to visit but not raise their own kids until the vetting process says they can.
Steve made a great point; it is sad to see that it takes more of a process to adopt a dog than it is to actually have your own baby. People are looking out for the best interest of these pets but who really is looking out for these kids?