Christian Adoption Agency Supports LGBT Parents

Bethany Christian Services, the largest Christian adoption agency in America, has announced that it will now place children with same-sex parents. Four years ago, Bethany’s home state of Michigan demanded that the agency place children with LGBT parents for foster care and adoption. This was the result of a series of lawsuits filed in 2017 by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to force “faith-based agencies” to serve LGBT families. Bethany decided to submit to the government rather than to God’s Word. Now the agency has expanded the decision to all 35 states in which it operates. President Chris Pulasky told employees that “Bethany remains steadfast in its Christian faith” (“Bethany Christian,” Christianity Today, Mar. 1, 2021). But that is impossible. In Romans 1:26-28, the Christian faith labels homosexuality an abomination before God, and in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, labels it a sin that must be repented of for salvation. When given a choice as to whether to obey man’s law or God’s, Christ’s apostles “answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than man” (Acts 5:29). That is true faithfulness to “the Christian faith.”

(Friday Church News Notes, March 12, 2021,,, 866-295-4143)