These are times when well-qualified, mature, responsible, discreet, and loving gay and single parents are available to adopt orphaned Arkansas youths.

These are also, sadly, times when heterosexual Christian couples across America generally refuse to adopt youths from troubled backgrounds.

In these times, Focus on the Family today cheered Arkansas for condemning youths to live in orphanages or a broken foster-care system (at taxpayer expense, and subject to abuse and neglect by bureaucrats) — all so that capable single and gay couples may be denied the opportunity and privilege of raising these youths responsibly and removing them from the government dole.

Focus’ hatred of gay couples and unmarried adults greatly exceeds its concern for child welfare and its supposed commitment to small government.