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God, we pray that You would protect our religious freedoms. Allow Jessica and women like her to adopt, Father!

Oregon is refusing to let Jessica adopt just because of her faith. 

From The Federalist. Christians have a long history of caring for children in need. The Christian apologist St. Basil the Great opened what is regarded as one of the first orphanages in the fourth century. …

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Now, Christians are being shut out of child welfare programs altogether — simply because of their beliefs about the body and our human identities.

That’s what happened to Jessica Bates, and that’s why my firm, Alliance Defending Freedom, is standing with her to challenge an unconstitutional Oregon policy in court. …

When Jessica applied to Oregon’s Department of Human Services, the state put her through an ideological litmus test — one that ferrets out people of faith who disagree with the state’s views on the metaphysical differences between men and women.

Violating Christians’ Rights

Specifically, state regulations require prospective caregivers to demonstrate that they will “accept” and “support” a child’s sexual orientation and so-called gender identity and expression. This means caregivers must agree to use preferred pronouns, take their children to events such as LGBT pride parades, and even take young children to receive hormone shots as part of what the left calls “gender transition.” …

Policy Hurts Children

Jessica … asked if she could be considered for children who did not struggle with gender dysphoria, but still the state said no.

Moreover, the state excludes people of faith not just from adoption but from all of its child welfare programs. … Oregon seeks to enforce its ideology on everyone, no matter how speculative its concerns are.

Not only is Oregon’s policy illegal, but it’s also unjust and hurtful. Nearly 8,000 children touched Oregon’s foster-care system last year, and for hundreds of these children, reunification was not an option. The state needs caregivers like Jessica. …

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(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: Canva)

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Bobhuseby
April 22, 2023

Here is yet another example of the spiritual battle raging all around us. Every BLUE state represents a victory for Satan and is a stronghold for spreading his agenda . REMEMBER.. the gay agenda and Christianity can not mix, the two are totally incompatible !!!
This is what we battle daily in our intercession.
This is why th Holy Spirit is with groups like IFA.
Father we remind these mountains of evils evidence that the Blood of our lamb Jesus Christ gives us victory and the demise of these legislations are certain.
Jessica, may heavens armies camp round about you throughout this struggle!!!

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ann miller
April 21, 2023

I have heard this woman speak on Glenn Beck. This is absurd and pure evil that they would rather leave a child unloved and in the system vs being placed in a loving Christian home.

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Hj
April 21, 2023

The writer of this article used the term metaphysical to describe the gender of the child as a definition. This is erroneous. Metaphysical means something else entirely. Gender is God given.
Lord we pray that you would be with Jessica in her battle to adopt a baby and be with ADF in their fight to use laws already in existence-,and have definitions not be twisted-, but that your Godly definitions would carry the day- being observed-,and the truth would be told Lord, hear our prayers.. Lord for Jessica and let your holy spirit Power flow through Oregon as I know from watching The Reawakening America Tour that their is a huge segment of the population of Oregon that are conservative Christians.
Lord please manifest yourself through their prayers Lord- and the legal defense of Alliance Defending Freedom…that Jessica will be victorious against the evil of Satan’s schemes ..and Jessica will adopt her baby.
In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen

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    Timothy Allen Monroe
    April 21, 2023

    Abba-Father God: I am joining in this prayer and am in agreement with H. J. that Jessica’s Christian Freedom’s be protected.
    Amen.

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    Darlene Estlow
    April 21, 2023

    I am praying in complete agreement with you. Bless Alliance Defending Freedom as they go to court. May they have favor.

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