The Annunciation (transferred) and Wisconsin Senate Bill 507

Luke 1: 26-38: In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, ‘Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.’ But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’The angel said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.’ Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.

 

Wisconsin Senate Bill 507:

February 23, 2012 – Introduced by Senator Grothman, cosponsored by Representative Pridemore. Referred to Committee on Public Health, Human Services, and Revenue.

SB507,1,4 An Act to amend 48.982 (2) (g) 2., 48.982 (2) (g) 4. and 48.982 (2) (gm) of the statutes; relating to: requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board (CANPB) conducts various activities relating to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  Those activities include all of the following:
1.  Awarding grants for child abuse and neglect prevention programs that promote public awareness of the need for child abuse and neglect prevention and that provide community-based education and services for parents, children, and families.
2.  Awarding grants to family resource centers that provide parenting education and referrals to other social services programs.
3.  Administering statewide projects for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
4.  In cooperation with the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Public Instruction, promoting statewide educational and public awareness campaigns and materials for the purpose of developing public awareness of the problems of child abuse and neglect and disseminating information about the problems of, and methods of preventing, child abuse and neglect to the public and to organizations concerned with those problems.
5.  Providing, for use in its statewide projects and for use by organizations that receive grants from the CANPB, educational and public awareness materials and programming that emphasize the role of fathers in the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect.
This bill requires the CANPB, in conducting those activities, to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
SB507, s. 1 Section 1.  48.982 (2) (g) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB507,2,6 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.
SB507, s. 2 Section 2.  48.982 (2) (g) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB507,2,11 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.
SB507, s. 3 Section 3.  48.982 (2) (gm) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB507,2,17 48.982 (2) (gm)  Provide, for use by the board in its statewide projects under sub. (5) and for use by organizations that receive grants under subs. (4) and (6), educational and public awareness materials and programming that emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect and the role of fathers in the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect.

SB507,2,18 (End) https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/related/proposals/sb507

 

What action do the promoters of this Bill deem appropriate in the light of the angel’s flagrant proclamation of a particular nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to the salvation of the world?

 

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