So far the Georgia General Assembly passed an adoption overhaul bill without religious freedom protection for faith based adoption and foster care agencies. This past week a new bill was heard in a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary that added religious freedom protection for faith based adoption and foster care agencies.
The bill, known as SB 375 “Keeping Faith in Adoption and Foster Care Act”, now goes to the full Judiciary Committee for consideration. Please be in prayer for the its passage; Sen. William Ligon is the author.
The Georgia Baptist Mission Board supports SB 375 because it ensures that the State of Georgia will continue to respect the special missions of faith-based child-placing agencies. Georgia has always recognized the importance of faith-based agencies and their mission statements. The State has a constitutional duty to be proactive in protecting First Amendment freedom for religious persons and their institutions.
Read the full article here: https://christianindex.org/sb-375-keeping-faith-adoption-foster-care-act/