The Christian conservative group the Family Research Council (FRC) is praying against gay and lesbian couples being allowed to adopt.

Last week, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she would sponsor a bill to bar discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people who want to adopt or become foster parents.

Gillibrand said she would sponsor the Every Child Deserves a Family Act in the Senate. The proposed legislation is sponsored by California Rep. Pete Stark in the House.

“Building upon Congress' passage of a pro-homosexual federal hate crimes law, the overturn of the law against homosexuality in the military, and the legalization of homosexual marriage in her home state, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has introduced the Every Child Deserves A Family Act. The Act would end all federal funding for adoption agencies that refuse to place children in LGBT families.' It will punish public and private agencies that act on their view that traditionally married couples are the best candidates to adopt. It will trounce on adoption agencies in the 31 states that have passed marriage amendments. It will put some Christian groups that take federal funds out of business altogether. Moreover, it will subject foster and adoptive children to the homosexual indoctrination and behavior of LGBT 'parents.'”

“May God intervene and stir Americans to resist and stop this effort to advance the radical homosexual agenda and literally to possess our nation's children. May God open our eyes!” the group's prayer team wrote in a blog post.

(Related: Barack Obama backs gay adoption in proclamation.)