Federal Court Punishes Philly Faith-Based Foster Care Agency Over Biblical Views on Marriage
Apr 23, 2019 | 0 |
OPINION (CBN) – A federal appeals court has upheld a new Philadelphia city policy that forbids Catholic Social Services from placing foster children with families due to the agency’s longstanding religious beliefs about marriage. As CBN News reported, Catholic Social Services has partnered with the city for over 50 years in placing foster children with families. Last year, the city threatened to close the agency because it
disagreed with the agency’s biblical belief that marriage is between one man and one woman — even though not one LGBTQ couple had applied with the agency. Represented by Becket, a non-profit public-interest law firm, Sharonell Fulton, a single mother who has fostered more than 40 children in 26 years, joined other foster parents licensed through Catholic Social Services to file a lawsuit against the city.