The largest protestant adoption company, Bethany Christian Services, announced it will be opening adoptions up for LGBT parents, according to an email announcement sent to their approximately 1,500 staff members.
Nathan Bult, senior vice president of the organization, explained their change of heart in a statement:
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.
We believe that Christians with diverse beliefs can unify around our mission of demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus. It’s an ambitious mission, and we can only accomplish it together.
According to the Daily Wire, “Al Mohler, who is president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, accused the historically evangelical adoption agency of caving to the “moral revolutionaries” transforming the culture.”
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