The Biden Administration is trying to push the Equality Act through the Senate. And now they have attempted to unilaterally redefine sex in Title IX – putting girl’s opportunities at risk. The City of Philadelphia attempted to punish Catholic Services for living out their beliefs, disregarding the needs of children in their community.
But today in a shocking 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court sided with Catholic adoption agency’s right to care for children consistently with their faith.
In a year when many churches and ministries have caved to the LGBTQ+ agenda, the Court reaffirmed religious ministries right to be just that – religious ministries. The Court saw little to no benefit in excluding religious ministries in helping kids.
In Kansas, we have already fought, and won, the battle to ensure that adoption agencies will be protected through the 2018 Adoption Protection Act. But Governor Kelly has consistently waged war against these protections. She has tried to issue new guidance for foster families, tried to impose a sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) nondiscrimination law through boards she controls, and supported cities in passing ordinances that violate the First Amendment.
Our state has a child placement problem. The foster care crisis in our state has forced children to sleep in offices at points – clearly showing we need to allow more children to be placed in homes rather than excluding families, as Governor Kelly would like.
Caring for the widow and the orphan is one of the most specific commands that Scripture gives. The ability of Christian families and ministries to live out our beliefs by carrying for children that need families is paramount. We recognize as the Supreme Court did today, that these ministries that give families these opportunities are a “point of light” in our state. But we have to utilize their services.
We are thankful that the Supreme Court gave us a legal boost in living out this calling. But we need your help to keep fighting for families and ministries. Will you join us today in fighting for families and children?
Some things you can do:
- Talk to families in your church about considering adoption or foster care.
- Talk to your pastor or Sunday School leader about including the Biblical call to care for orphans in sermons and other teachings.
- Consider a donation to our engagement efforts to support pro-family advocates at all levels of the Statehouse who will fight for our freedom to live out our beliefs.
For Kansas kids,
Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy