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Debates Forum

  1. Subscriberno1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    In the Gazette
    22 Jun '04
    31 Dec '18 15:07
    Should a foster care agency that insists on only serving what it calls "Christian foster families" receive taxpayer dollars from the Feds? South Carolina right wing politicians are pushing the Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services for a waiver from Federal regulations that require non-discrimination policies from those private agencies that receive such funding. Naturally, the group has pulled out the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as an excuse for said invidious discrimination:

    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering whether to grant a South Carolina request that would effectively allow faith-based foster care agencies in the state the ability to deny Jewish parents from fostering children in its network. The argument, from the state and from the agency, is that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act should not force a Protestant group to work with Jewish people if it violates a tenet of their faith.

    The case being made by South Carolina is an extension of the debate around RFRA, which is more commonly associated with discrimination against LGBTQ people, but by no means applies exclusively to that group.

    If granted, the exemption would allow Miracle Hill Ministries, a Protestant social service agency working in the state’s northwest region, to continue receiving federal dollars while “recruiting Christian foster families,” which it has been doing since 1988, according to its website. That discrimination would apply not just to Jewish parents, but also to parents who are Muslim, Catholic, Unitarian, atheist, agnostic or other some other non-Protestant Christian denomination.
  2. Standard membershavixmir
    Guppy poo
    Sewers of Holland
    31 Jan '04
    31 Dec '18 15:25
    The answer is obviously: if this one goes for this specific Christian group: no.

    If this will work for any old group of indoctrinated nutters: yeah. Sure.

    I can’t wait for Spaghetti monster and Jedi agencies!
  3. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
    28 Dec '04
    31 Dec '18 15:29
    Sounds like a eugenics platform, make whites more white. My guess is Trump will allow it since it is ultra right wing, right up Trump's base.
    That might work till 2020.......