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Single mother suing state of Oregon alleging it denied adoption because of her Christian faith

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A single mother of five children is suing the state of Oregon alleging it refused to allow her to adopt because of her Christian faith, the Daily Caller reports.

Jessica Bates is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in the court case.

According to ADF’s new release, Bates, whose husband died in a car accident six years ago, had applied to adopt two siblings, under the age of ten and because of their older age were not prime candidates for adoption.

In its news release, ADF alleges that Bates was turned down “because individuals seeking to adopt must agree to ‘respect, accept, and support … the sexual orientation, gender identity, [and] gender expression’ of any child the department could place in an applicant’s home, and Bates could not agree to this because of her faith.”

“Oregon’s policy amounts to an ideological litmus test: people who hold secular or ‘progressive’ views on sexual orientation and gender identity are eligible to participate in child welfare programs, while people of faith with religiously informed views are disqualified because they don’t agree with the state’s orthodoxy,” said ADF Senior Counsel Jonathan Scruggs.

“The government can’t exclude certain communities of faith from foster care and adoption services because the state doesn’t like their particular religious beliefs,” Scruggs added.

READ: Oregon officials put politics above children’s welfare AND Single Mother Files Lawsuit After State Allegedly Denies Adoption Due To Her Christian Beliefs

If the state of Oregon does not believe Christians are suitable candidates for adoption, one wonders if it believes Christians should be allowed to have children of their own.

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