A big advance was made towards religious freedom in Michigan yesterday when Governor Snyder signed a law protecting religious adoption agencies from being forced to grant adoptions to homosexual couples. The Supreme Court is expected to rule this June on homosexual marriage. Currently State Law outlaws same-sex marriage within Michigan, but this bill ensures that Michigan is ahead of whatever the Supreme Court does by protecting Religious Organizations.
The two organizations most dramatically effected are the Michigan Catholic Conference and Bethany Adoption Agency. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage non-religious adoption agencies will still grant adoptions to homosexual couples. Only religious groups that believe that the homosexual lifestyle is a sin will be exempt from having to grant adoptions to a homosexual couple.
Several "child advocacy groups" joined the Human Rights campaign in their opposition to the bill. These groups fail to realize that homosexual parents cannot provide children with what they need most - both a mother and a father. They fail to realize that Christians would view it as sinful to place a child, God's most precious gift, in the hands of those who in God's economy cannot be married. They also fail to account for the pain that children growing up in a homosexual household feel.
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
To see the bill history and read the language of HB4188-4190 please click here.