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Trump promises to help religious adoption agencies that won’t work with gay parents

pWASHINGTON – At Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump introduced a family he called “inspiring to us all” – the Bucks from Michigan, who have adopted five children./ppTrump pivoted from warmly praising the Bucks’ “beautiful” children, including 10-year-old Max and 9-year-old Liz who attended the breakfast, to a darker note: “Unfortunately, the Michigan adoption agency that brought the Buck family together is now defending itself in court for living by the values of its Catholic faith.”/pp“My administration,” he promised to the room full of religious leaders, most of them conservative Christians, “is working to ensure that faith-based adoption agencies are able to help vulnerable children find their forever families while following their deeply held beliefs.”/ppHow is Trump doing that? Why are these adoption agencies being challenged? Trump didn’t explain before moving on to discuss international religious persecution, the U.S. border and the survival of a premature baby named Grayson. But it is a long-running question for policymakers: whether adoption and foster-care agencies run by religious groups, but funded by the federal government, should be allowed to pick the homes in which they place children based on the religion and sexuality of the parents./ppSome adoption and foster-care agencies, citing their …read more

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