Citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to pay a Catholic adoption agency $550,000 in attorney's fees after it tried to force the faith-based organization to place children in same-sex homes.
For millennia, those who follow Jesus have been a voice for the pre-born. Since the passing of Roe v. Wade in 1973, they have not only raised concerns and advocated for new laws, but they have also built pregnancy centers and family support systems. In our efforts to fight for vulnerable children, we must continue to follow the broader call of Scripture — namely, to care for all children, pre-born and already-born.
The fundamental assumptions of a Christian worldview are straightforward. Applying the fundamental truth of a Christian worldview, particularly in this cultural moment, is not so straightforward. For example, this past week we heard from a single woman wrestling with whether or not to go through with an international adoption.
This week, Bethany Christian Services, the largest Christian adoption agency in the United States, announced that it would begin providing its services to LGBTQ parents nationwide. Their decision is in response to requirements from various states that agencies serve such couples to maintain their governmental contracts.