The Virginia House, obviously wanting to get into the Woke race, has decided to push through a bill that would force all adoption agencies to put children in same-sex, transgender, or two-spirited polyamorous furry homes.
The law as it is currently written protects the religious conscience of agencies. A Christian adoption ministry, for example, can choose to only place children in homes that model Christian teaching on behavior, relationships, sexuality, and parenting.
The new bill, however, effectively forces such programs to drink the modern gender-theory Kool-Aid or else get the heck outta Dodge.
The Virginia house voted 53-43 to repeal religious protections, no doubt clapping themselves on the back for hurrying along our civilization's journey down the drain.
There are numerous similar legal fights going on around the nation, including a case between the Catholic Church and the City of Philadelphia that's headed to the Supreme Court.
While Trump moved to solidify religious protections around adoption at the end of his term, let me posit a question around how fast it will take Biden to reverse said policy once the issue reaches the national stage:
Such an edict would force many of the 8,000 faith-based adoption agencies to close across the country if they wish to obey God. They play an enormous role in caring for neglected, abandoned, and abused children. Note that many government-based agencies allow for LGBT couples to adopt children already, meaning there is already an avenue for them to pursue should they so desire.
Translation: This isn't about the kids.
There's also the fundamental relationship between Church and State in play here. Is the State adhering to biblical commands – say Exodus 22:22, Deuteronomy 14:28-29, Psalm 82:3, Psalm 146:9, Proverbs 23:10, Jeremiah 7:5-7, Isaiah 58:6-7, and/or James 1:27 – to care for the widow and orphan? Do you believe the State will be more compassionate, more accountable, and more just in these matters than faithful agencies that are bound to help the fatherless under the watchful eye of God Almighty?
How do you think dismantling such ministries will further affect the crises of abortion, abandonment, and abuse in America?
The answer, my friends, is not good.