A Christian children’s home is suing the Biden administration because it does not want to place children in LGBT + families.
The Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville, Tennessee, is a home that cares for children and helps them find adoptive families and foster placements.
It is affiliated with United Methodist Church, who considers that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching”, and that “sexual relations are only affirmed within the alliance of monogamous and heterosexual marriage”.
The protections mean that any service that receives funding from the government’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Last month, HHS announcement that it abolished any derogation authorizing discrimination under the guise of religious freedom.
But the Holston United Methodist Home for Children is determined to discriminate against gay families while receiving federal funding.
According to News week, the children’s home has filed a trial in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee on Thursday, December 2, arguing that the protections against discrimination violate its First Amendment, the right to religious freedom.
The house is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Appointed by the Southern Poverty Law Center anti-LGBT + hate group.
Senior ADF attorney Matt Bowman insisted that “the Biden administration is moving quickly to exclude faith-based agencies from programs that provide loving homes to children in need,” which he said “Harms children” and constitutes “an illegal attack on religious freedom”.
But US Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, who is named in the lawsuit, said he was “committed” to ensuring that religious waivers are not allowed in relation to protections against the law. discrimination.
Announcing the cancellation of the waivers, Becerra said in a statement, âHHS reaffirms its important commitment to core American values: People in Taxpayer Funded Programs.
“The waivers are inconsistent with the ministry’s critical goal of combating discrimination based on religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”