NYT, LGBT allies livid federal dollars no longer off limits

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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Chris Woodward, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

HHS emblem (Health & Human Services)Homosexual activists and their media allies are having a collective fit over new adoption and foster care rules announced by the Trump administration.

Citing an exclusive story from CBN News, OneNewsNow reported in a Nov. 1 story the Dept. of Health and Human Services is rolling back an Obama-era rule that cut off federal funds to faith-based agencies if they refused to drop their own standards that place vulnerable children in a safe, stable home with a mother and father.

Such a normal, traditional view of family was considered discriminatory by the Obama-led DHS and its LGBT allies, so the former administration took action in the final months of Obama's second term. 

Reacting to the announcement, The New York Times claims in its Nov. 2 headline that adoption groups could “turn away LGBT families” under the new rule, although the faith-based groups already turn away same-sex couples – hence the Obama administration’s attempt to punish them by taking away federal dollars.

The New York Times story then quotes a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, a powerful pro-homosexual lobbying group, who called the proposal “horrific” and said it would “permit discrimination” by allowing religious groups to receive federal funding.

"Nothing could be farther from the truth," Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, said on his "Washington Watch" radio program. "This is not about excluding anybody, it's actually about including everybody."

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), interviewed on the radio program, said he agreed.  

"I think that we're getting used to this idea that the truth eludes this group," the lawmaker observed. "Anytime they talk, you really have to look at this and say, That's absolutely a false statement. But they say these things, and I think they say them long enough and loud enough that they believe that people would just start to take it as truth or they would not have said it.”

After publishing more than 10 paragraphs blasting the proposal, the Times story includes one Christian conservative at the end: a statement from Tony Perkins.

“Thanks to President Trump,” Perkins states, “charities will be free to care for needy children and operate according to their religious beliefs and the reality that children do best in a home with a married mom and dad.”

The new rule was also applauded by groups such as the American Family Association, which told its supporters in an “Action Alert” that President Trump deserves to be commended “for fulfilling another campaign promise to protect religious liberty.” 

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