Dear Marriage Supporter,
Last Week, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act [S. 2706, H.R. 5285] which aims to protect the right of child welfare providers—including private and faith-based adoption and foster care agencies—to continue providing valuable services to families and children.
This important law would prevent the federal government and states receiving certain federal child welfare funds from discriminating against agencies simply because those agencies decline to provide services that conflict with their religious or moral convictions.
Believing that kids need both a mom and a dad should not disqualify a service provider from doing their invaluable work. They shouldn't be penalized by the revocation of aid for holding to the common sense principle that children do best when raised by both a loving mother and father.
As Representative Kelly asked rhetorically in an interview with The Daily Signal about this bill,
And yes, this kind of discrimination is already happening. In Illinois, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia, faith-based agencies have been forced to end their adoption and foster-care programs because they refused to abandon their commitment to placing children in homes with a married mother and a father.
That's why you need to urge your own elected officials to support this bill today. Tell Congress to uphold and defend the rights of religious child welfare service providers and not to allow their liberties to be curtailed as they are forced from the public square.
Shutting these agencies down for the sake of a radical political agenda is a travesty, and only hurts the children whom these providers have served so well and for so long. At the end of the day, this is about those children and protecting their rights.
I hope you will join me in taking this important action right now. And when you've done so, please forward this message to your friends and family members using the buttons below, urging them to take action, too.
Brian S. Brown