Once more, innocent children have become casualties in the ongoing cultural revolution.
The state of Oregon recently prohibited Jessica Bates, a mother of five, from becoming certified as a foster care parent.
Oregon’s Department of Human Services requires foster parents to “respect, accept and support the race, spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disabilities, national origin, cultural identities, immigration status and socioeconomic status of a child or young adult in the care or custody of the Department.”
As a Christian, Jessica told state officials that she respects everyone, but that she believes “God gives us our gender/sex and it’s not something we get to choose.” In other words, she cannot in good conscience support any effort to try and change one’s biological sex.
As a result, the Beaver State has banned her from opening the Bates home to a child in foster care.
Keep in mind there are over 8,000 children in foster care in Oregon and over 200 waiting for a home.
Jessica Bates is part of the solution – and the state of Oregon is now part of the problem.
Children in foster care are innocent victims of something that went horribly wrong – whether at the hands of an abusive parent, a drug addiction, or some other difficult circumstance. It’s outrageous that loving, committed and qualified parents are being disqualified from serving these children – all because they believe the very thing that Christians have considered foundational and fundamental for thousands of years.
What’s going on in Oregon is nothing short of religious bigotry and discrimination. It’s also downright foolish and selfish.
In the history of the world, Christians have regularly stepped in to help when so many others were running the other way. Whether providing healthcare in hospitals, education in schools, or a safe and loving home, moms and dads who love Jesus have served admirably – and want to continue doing so when it comes to the Oregon foster care system.
It’s time to put the needs of children ahead of woke and reckless social experimentation. Please join me in praying for Jessica Bates and other prospective Christian foster parents – and for the hundreds of children who are currently being sacrificed on the altar of radical gender politics.