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US: South Carolina foster care group can reject gays, Jews. What does it mean for Philly? (Commentary)
Philadelphia Inquirer – January 24, 2019
In its decision, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it was approving the request from Gov. Henry McMaster “to protect religious freedom and preserve high-quality foster care placement options for children.” The decision could prompt additional states to ask for exemptions for religious groups, and elevates interest in the outcome of a case in Philadelphia that ignited national conversations related to religious rights of social service agencies.
Also: The Trump Administration Will Let Adoption Agencies Turn Away Jews and Same-Sex Couples. Thank SCOTUS (Commentary): https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/01/trump-adoption-same-sex-couples-jews-miracle-mill.html
Also: BJC opposes ‘government-funded religious discrimination’ in foster care: https://baptistnews.com/article/bjc-opposes-government-funded-religious-discrimination-in-foster-care/#.XEsMcGyWyUk
Also: Foster care agencies in South Carolina may reject people who do not share their religious beliefs, says HHS: https://tech2.org/foster-care-agencies-in-south-carolina-may-reject-people-who-do-not-share-their-religious-beliefs-says-hhs/
Also: Foster-care waiver draws mixed reactions: https://www.baptiststandard.com/news/nation/foster-care-waiver-draws-mixed-reactions/