The Biden administration has proposed a new rule for foster care agencies that would effectively disqualify Christians as carers. It would require that the agencies only place LGBT children with families that affirm their gender identity and sexuality.
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families unveiled the plan last week. It states that: “agencies must ensure that a safe and appropriate placement is available for and provided to any child in foster care who identifies as LGBTQI+ and requests such a placement.”
The Christian Post reports it goes on to say that: “A provider who attempted to undermine, suppress, or change the sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression of a child, including through the use of so-called ‘conversion therapy’ would not be a safe and appropriate placement. A provider is expected to utilise the child’s identified pronouns, chosen name, and allow the child to dress in an age-appropriate manner that the child believes reflects their self-identified gender identity and expression”
The American Principles Project argued that the proposal was part of a host of attacks on the traditional family unit with its president Terry Schilling labelling President Joe Biden “a clear and present danger to American families.”
“He has repeatedly attacked parental rights, even sending federal authorities after parents protesting at school board meetings. His administration has abetted efforts by schools to hide information from parents about their children. And now, he is threatening to remove children from loving foster families simply because their parents reject the harmful lies of gender ideology,” Mr. Schilling asserted.
“Children within the foster care system deserve true care instead of the false promise that living as the opposite sex and denying their own body will make them happy. This rule will likely discourage many good parents from seeking to help these children and instead possibly attract individuals who would prey upon them. This is a travesty that should outrage every decent American,” he continued.
“As poll after poll has shown, voters do not support the radical, anti-family agenda that Biden and his administration are attempting to impose on this country. They should expect to answer for it politically next year,” Mr Schilling concluded.