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Michigan May Dump “Best Interests of the Child” Protections

Sep 30, 2013

Proposed “religious exemption” legislation in Michigan would make it legal for faith-based adoption agencies to put their religious beliefs and standards ahead of the best interests of children.

A set of three bills moving through the legislature, backed by the Michigan Catholic Conference, would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children in qualified homes if the placement went against the agency’s “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

WHAT does THAT mean?!

The religious beliefs of the adoption agency would be “protected” from cuts in government funding. Blatant discrimination could be practiced, legally. Parents seeking to adopt could face discrimination based on religion, nationality, race or for being gay.

These laws would put the best interests of 1,400 foster children in Michigan in need of a loving home BEHIND the “right” of religious agencies to “morally” discriminate against others who believe differently from them.

Another level of hell on earth will be created if one religion’s standards become more important than the welfare of children!