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Lord, thank you for the power of prayer! We come to you Jesus, knowing that you can do all things! We pray that this is only the beginning, and that courts would stand by religious freedom.

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the city of Philadelphia violated the Constitution by limiting its relationship with a Catholic foster care agency over the group’s refusal to certify same-sex couples as foster parents.

The justices came down unanimously against Philadelphia and for Catholic Social Services.

“The refusal of Philadelphia to contract with CSS for the provision of foster care services unless it agrees to certify same-sex couples as foster parents cannot survive strict scrutiny, and violates the First Amendment,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote. . . .

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Catholic Social Services is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The agency has said that its Catholic beliefs prevent it from certifying same-sex couples as foster parents.

Philadelphia learned in 2018 from a newspaper reporter that the agency would not work with same-sex couples. The city has said it requires that the two dozen-plus foster care agencies it works with not to discriminate as part of their contracts. The city asked the Catholic agency to change its policy, but the group declined. As a result, Philadelphia stopped referring additional children to the agency.

Catholic Social Services sued, but lower courts sided with Philadelphia.

Lord, thank you for this answered prayer! What are your thoughts on this breaking news story? Write your thoughts and prayers in the comments below and stay tuned for more on the importance of this ruling.

(Excerpt from Associated Press. Article written by Jessica Gresko. Photo by Canva)

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Marcus
June 17, 2021

Lord thank you for Court ruling to prevent exclusion of those committed to principles honoring your will continue serving, protecting and directing children to know you in all your attributes. Please Lord, please act to reveal truth of government policy that hurts the vulnerable, children. Forgive me for inactivity and ignorance of the many attacks on our children to direct them away from you. Yet this ruling encourages me and I know many are ready to honor you, serve you showing others acceptable religion to care for orphans and widows.

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Doris Ehlenfeldt
June 17, 2021

Father, in Your word we are told to bring prayers and petitions with thanksgiving before the throne of grace.
Thank You for all who stood firm in the faith, strong and courageous – fearing God rather than men to fight this battle on behalf of children. Thank You for justice being served and John Roberts standing for what is right. We especially thank You for answered prayer for the children who will be fostered by healthy families according to Biblical principles.
In Jesus name – we give all the glory, amen

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Doris Ehlenfeldt
June 17, 2021

Father, in Your word we are told to bring prayers and petitions with thanksgiving before the throne of grace.
Thank You for all who stood firm in the faith, strong and courageous – fearing God rather than men to fight this battle on behalf of children. Thank You for justice being served and John Roberts standing for what is right. We especially thank You for answered prayer for the children who will be adopted into healthy forever families.
In Jesus name – we give all the glory, amen

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D Epstein
June 17, 2021

Thank you Jesus! 🙌🏼🕊🙏🏼

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