For Immediate Release: November 4, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: The Trump Department of Health and Human Services is set to announce new federal rules rolling back Obama-era discriminations against faith-based groups that handle adoption and foster care. HHS in 2016 added “sexual orientation” language to their rules, essentially forcing faith-based groups to either abide by this new anti-discrimination language or compromise their religious beliefs.
“This is another big step in the path toward protecting religious liberty,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “This new rule would not only promote religious freedom, but drastically improve the welfare of children in America by allowing wonderful faith-based organizations operational freedom again.
“The federal government has no business forcing child welfare providers to choose between helping children and following their Christian faith. This rule reversal is right in line with the Trump administration’s stellar record of defending Christian values in the public square.”