Surprise Mega Move: Bethany Christian Services Allowing LGBT Couples to Foster, Adopt Kids – Do You Agree?

Craig HueyFaith, Family, Homosexuality & Transgenderism12 Comments

Bethany Christian Services, the largest Protestant adoption and foster agency in the United States, announced it will now be offering its services to LGBT couples.

This move avoids lawsuits and government demands for Obamacare.

Bethany will begin placing children in LGBT families nationwide immediately.

They still say faith in Jesus is at the “core of their mission,” but they are “not claiming a position on the various doctrinal issues about which Christians may disagree.”

“We acknowledge that discussions about doctrine are important, but our sole job is to determine if a family can provide a safe, stable environment for children. Unlike many other child and family welfare organizations, Bethany is committed to partnering with churches to find as many families for vulnerable children as possible, and we seek to place children with families that share our mission.”

“For us to carry out our mission, we are building a broad coalition of Christians – finding families and resources for children in the greatest need. The people we serve deserve to know they are worthy of being safe, loved and connected. The need is great, so we are taking an ‘all hands on deck’ approach.”

This is a major shift for Bethany. Their stated purpose is demonstrating the “love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services.”

Bethany facilitated 3,406 foster placements and 1,123 adoptions in 2019 and has offices in 32 states. The group says it abides by Matthew 25:40: “I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, you did it to me.”

Most Christians were disappointed and disturbed.

Southern Baptist leader Al Mohler said:

“The moral revolutionaries are now demanding that every single individual in this society, every single institution, every single school, every single religious denomination, every single adoption and foster care agency must pivot…In this case, that means capitulation, it means absolute surrender to the demands of the LGBTQ community, and now we’re just talking about generalizing the political left in the United States,” he said.

“We are now seeing a head-on collision between organizations like Bethany Christian Services that had been very committed to a Christian understanding of marriage and the family and human sexuality and gender…and the government.”

“Christians have to understand: If you’re redefining marriage, if you’re redefining parent and family, you are redefining civilization,” he said.

Jim Daly, head of Focus on the Family, tweeted:

“No government should tell any ministry how to run their ministry, let alone violate deeply held biblical principles.”

Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, said: “Children need a dad and a mom in a healthy, biblical home. God’s word is clear.”

This move will harm already existing efforts to enable faith-based orphan care ministries to serve the vulnerable without capitulating on core Christian convictions and giving into the LGBT agenda.

Bethany previously referred LGBT prospective foster and adoptive parents to other agencies, after a legal battle in Michigan.

This is another example of Christians not standing firm and compromising so as to avoid government lawsuits and coercion.  

What do you think? Did they do right? Let me know at craig@electionforum.org.

12 Comments on “Surprise Mega Move: Bethany Christian Services Allowing LGBT Couples to Foster, Adopt Kids – Do You Agree?”

  1. They’re more concerned with the world than with God. They should change their name. Satan wins again, very sad

  2. shouldn’t they be looking for christian family’s to adopt children, I’d say this should remove Christian from their name.

  3. This is a clear case of letting the world around them squeeze them into its mold. They mistakenly think they are showing love but what they are doing is being s stumbling block to the weak. What does the Scripture say the stumbling block should do or would be better off doing?

  4. It is obvious that they rather not to fight government. We, Christians should be influencing the world not the other way around.

  5. Why should kids live such a confusing life, they should be brought up with 1 mother and 1 Father that can teach them the right values in life and give them the love of a Heavenly Father and truth

  6. I disagree. The LGBT is not Biblical and has no sense raising children to join their LGBT cult. It sickens me to think of the mass confusion in a child’s head. Two moms or two dads. And further sickens me to think the schools are teaching children it’s ok to change your gender and or name. God knows each and every child before there born God created each one. God made no mistakes. If the schools feel it’s there job to teach creation They need to be holding a Bible and tell the truth. Not some cult crap.

  7. I believe that the great Apostasy that The Scriptures tell us is to come in the last days is upon us. Come LORD JESUS

  8. This is very sad to hear. My husband and I adopted our daughter through Bethany Christian Services 36 years ago. We went to them because they were a Christian Ministry and thought they stood on the principles of the bible and they did at that time.
    Thinking of the young pregnant mothers that go to them with the must difficult decision
    of their life and desiring the best parenting situation for their child, that they may not be able to be at this time, and now to have the Christian agency place their baby in a home that is not living Gods plan for marriage and family, is very disappointing and deceiving.
    I pray they reconsider their decision on this and seek God word in this for answers.

  9. We disagree 100%. totally an abomination to our FATHER…
    No judgment just HIS WORDS.. BUT LIVE THE SINNER HATE THE SIN
    SUPPORTING THE SIN IS SENDING THEM TO HELL… Loving them is showing and read what God say about that sin… and helping them through acts of kindness is a neutral
    One on one,build a friend ship that is TRUE, being there for them. Love conquers all things

  10. They just greased the already slippery slope our government created. Might as well go all they way and allow known pedophiles to adopt children while they’re at it. Hate the sin, love the sinner doesn’t mean you must condone their sin.

  11. Very sad. They concern more about physical needs of these children and not knowing how it could impact them eternally! God will judge them for their actions and ignorance!!! Dont cave in to the gay community period! They don’t define America and its culture!

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