Skip to comments.Trump Administration Proposes Rule Protecting Faith-Based Adoption Agencies
Posted on 11/04/2019 8:11:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The Trump administration has always been an advocate for religious liberty, and on Friday they reaffirmed that commitment by proposing rolling back an Obama-era rule that denied federal funding to foster care and adoption groups that exclude LGBT parentswhich would be a huge win for faith-based organizations and the First Amendment.
The White House says the rule from the Department of Health and Human Services is needed to remove barriers that prevent some nonprofits from helping vulnerable people in their communities. It would apply to a broad range of organizations that receive federal support, such as those that get federal funding to help the homeless or prevent HIV. But the focus from supporters and detractors Friday was on foster care and adoption services.
Under the proposed rule, HHS would redo an Obama-era rule that included sexual orientation as a protected trait under anti-discrimination protections.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said that restricting the work of faith-based organizations, as the Obama rule threatened to do, was unfair and serves no one, especially the children in need of those services.
The Family Research Council, a conservative advocacy group, said charities would no longer have to choose between abandoning their faith or abandoning homeless children.
Thanks to President Trump, charities will be free to care for needy children and operate according to their religious beliefs and the reality that children do best in a home with a married mom and dad, said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins.
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Such a rule is needed. That would be absolutely grand.
Less opportunity to bankrupt somebody in court just for having their own opinion about a non-essential service.
And the fools wonder why Evangelicals vote for Trump.
The big picture is that we want every baby to be born and have a chance at life !
and adoption is critical absolutely critical to that aim
Any baby who has a chance given with loving people of any kind in my view is 100% better than being murdered
Having been out here in the San Francisco Bay area for fourth years now I would say that this is mostly a two women thing not a two-man thing
when it comes to adoption most gay males are just interested in dinging each other whereas women are much more interested in the relationship further more women in a relationship together can have the
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