Nov 4, 2019 by

11.4.19 – Fox News

“Trump reverses Obama-era policy against faith-based adoption agencies”

By Caleb Parke | Fox News

Excerpts from this article:

Rolling back a last-minute regulation put in place under former President Obama, the President Trump administration is being praised by Christian conservatives for defending religious freedom with a newly proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would allow faith-based foster care and adoption services to receive federal funding even if they turn away couples because of their religious beliefs.

The new rule, proposed Thursday, reverses regulations under the Obama administration that required religious organizations to get a waiver in order to apply for an HHS grant, unless they include sexual orientation as a protected trait under anti-discrimination protections.

…In an op-ed for WSJ Monday, Russell Moore said the Trump administration “took a major step toward addressing the problem” of religious organizations that hold a biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman being punished in “proxy culture wars” that don’t focus on the “welfare of children.”

Moore points to the city of Philadelphia barring Catholic Social Services from placing children in homes in March 2018 because of the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, and Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel citing the rule when attempting to cancel a state-approved foster care and adoption services contract with St. Vincent Catholic Charities.

…Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said the “need for this action is unfortunately evident as various state and local governments have trampled upon religious freedom protections and the First Amendment, forcing the shutdown of faith-based adoption providers that decline to leave their faith at the door.”

The Catholic Association told Fox News the rollback helps “free” religious organizations to help “needy kids” without having to violate their belief that children do best in a home with a married mom and dad…

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  1. Veronica James

    Great news! Thanks for the article. I thank God for President Trump doing the right things, like this, things that need to be done. Thank God for a strong President who makes good decisions whether they are politically correct or not. I admire him for all the good he has done despite the constant criticism, Trump bashing and unprecedented bias of the Mainstream Media.

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