Urge the Texas Senate to support religious liberty for adoption agencies!
This bill has passed!
Earlier this week, the Texas House passed House Bill 3859, which would protect the religious liberty of adoption agencies. Some on the left are trying to force Christian adoption agencies to place children with gay and lesbian couples even if the adoption agency believes such a placement would be harmful to the child. Under this law, however, Christian adoption agencies would be protected from this kind of pressure.
This would be a huge step for religious liberty and the welfare of orphaned children! The Texas Senate will now consider House Bill 3859. Please sign this petition now and ask the Senate to pass this critically important piece of legislation. This bill will simply allow Christian adoption agencies to do what they do best – love and serve children.
House Bill 3859 would protect all publically and privately funded adoption agencies in Texas – nearly a fourth of which are religiously affiliated. Under this important bill, Christian agencies would have a legal defense against lawsuits motivated by the LGBT agenda.
The reality is that if Texas wants to care for orphans, we need to partner with Christian agencies. This is why protecting and supporting Christian adoption agencies is chief priority of First Lady Cecilia Abbott and Child Protective Services.
At the end of the day, this bill is about allowing adoption agencies to protect and care for children. Science has proven what the Bible has always taught – families are made of moms and dads, and kids need both in order to thrive. In fact, research has demonstrated that growing up without a father and mother can permanently damage the brain and cause children to be angrier and turn to self-destructive behaviors.
Why would anyone want to force an adoption agency to place a child in a situation they know will be harmful to that child?
What’s more, if we don’t allow religious adoption agencies to follow their religion in our state, they may close up shop as many Catholic orphanages have been forced to do around the country! Having fewer orphanages and adoption agencies to care for kids would be better for no one. Encourage the Senate to pass this bill to protect the good souls in our state that have devoted their lives to rescuing children.
Please sign this petition to the Texas Senate now asking them to pass House Bill 3859 and make religious liberty for adoption agencies a reality in Texas.