“The end game is to rid the public sector of religious organizations unless they capitulate to the LGBT agenda,” writes the National Review about a recent action taken by the ACLU against faith-based adoption agencies.
It was recently reported that the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court against the State of Michigan on behalf of two gay couples. The goal is to overturn a Michigan law that permits child placement agencies to offer adoption services in accordance with religious beliefs. This law violates the First Amendment and the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, they argue.
On these constitutional grounds, they say that the law should be reversed and that religious institutions should be forced to give children to anybody who wants them — including LGBTQ singles or couples. In other words, the ACLU wishes to effectively deprive many children of the possibility of growing up with two married man-and-women parents.
In particular, Michigan and like-minded states have implemented laws protecting foster and adoption services from being forced to violate their consciences and religious beliefs by placing children in single-parent, same-sex or transgender households.
“That’s the end game for the ACLU: Rid the public sector of religious organizations unless they capitulate to the LGBT agenda,” they continue. “But when you force faith-based organizations out, as one Boston-area adoption consultant and lobbyist lamented, ‘ultimately, the only losers are the kids.’ And religious liberty.”