The Biden administration is proposing yet another rule that directly targets the Christian faith.
The rule, the euphemistically-named “Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements,” will require foster parents to “utilize 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.”
Those who do not “affirm” the LGBTQ rules because of their Christian faith will be deemed “unsafe” by the Biden administration and ultimately rejected as foster parent candidates.
In response to the proposed rule, attorneys general from 19 states have written a letter, urging the Biden administration to reverse course because it would effectively disqualify Christian families from serving as foster parents, putting an additional strain on an already over-burdened foster care system nationwide.
As of 2022, there were approximately 391,000 children in foster care.
“The foster care system depends on individuals and organizations of faith,” the letter states. In Arkansas, for example, one faith-based group was credited with recruiting almost half of the foster homes in the state, and in New Mexico, every private placement agency is Christian.
“States need faith-based organizations in their foster care system. The proposed rule will drive individuals and organizations of faith away, which will increase the strain on the system by reducing the number of available foster homes,” the attorneys general wrote.
If Biden’s proposed rule goes into effect, thousands of Christian couples wishing to serve as foster parents will become ineligible because of their religious faith.
Contact your state’s attorney general. If your AG signed the letter, we have prepared a “Thank You” letter for you to send, with an encouragement to continue to protect the rights of Christians who wish to serve as foster parents.
If your AG did not sign the letter, we have prepared a letter for you to send, urging them to oppose this rule and protect the rights of Christians in your state who wish to serve as foster parents.