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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 01:45 PM

Major Christian adoption agency will stop rejecting LGBTQ parents

Source: LGBTQ Nation


Conservatives are "disappointed" that Bethany Christian Services is taking an "all hands on deck" approach to placing children in homes.

By Alex Bollinger Tuesday, March 2, 2021

One of the biggest adoption agencies in the U.S., Bethany Christian Services, has agreed to start working with LGBTQ parents to help place children in homes, after a previous policy statement that said they don’t work with potential parents who are same-sex couples.

“We will now offer services with the love and compassion of Jesus to the many types of families who exist in our world today,” said Chris Palusky, president of the organization, in an email to about 1500 staff members. “We’re taking an ‘all hands on deck’ approach where all are welcome.”

The Protestant adoption agency has long refused to work with same-sex couples, although their policy was only officially stated in 2007 when Bethany adopted a position statement that said, “God’s design for the family is a covenant and lifelong marriage of one man and one woman.” But in January, the organization adopted a new policy statement that says: “Christians of mutual good faith can reasonably disagree on various doctrinal issues, about which Bethany does not maintain an organizational position.” It also eliminated the 2007 statement.

The organization is huge, with offices in 32 states. It facilitated over 1100 adoption and 3400 foster placements in 2019.

Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/03/major-christian-adoption-agency-will-stop-rejecting-lgbtq-parents/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:10 PM

1. They were losing contracts over their bigotry.

Thank you to the cities that wouldn't contract with them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:48 PM

2. Regardless, Bethany Christian Services remains a loathsome organization.

They are the kings of coerced adoptions.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 08:57 PM

4. Sorry but could you explain to me what an coerced adoption is?

Thinking it is women who are "coerced" into giving birth instead of having an abortion.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 09:13 PM

5. A coerced adoption is when a woman is manipulated or bullied into believing that she has no right

to keep her own child.

Coercion is telling a woman that if she has already agreed to an adoption agreement she cannot back out after the baby is born because she will be breaking the prospective adoptive parents' hearts. Coercion is convincing a woman that she is not good enough for her baby and that if she truly loves it she will give it up. Coercion is calling a pregnant woman a birth mother before the baby is born and the papers are signed. Coercion is when a church, or religious group, tells a woman that only by giving her baby to a deserving couple can she be truly redeemed from her so-called sin.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 09:31 PM

6. That is disgusting and should be illegal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 05:03 PM

3. To oppose adoption by gays, the super Christians say that children deserve a mother and a father..

To oppose adoption by gays, the super Christians say that children deserve a mother and a father..

Give them the opportunity to practice what they preach.

If they would adopt the children who need families, there would be no children left for the gays to adopt.

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