Sun sets on Sunrise's partnership with state

Friday, May 14, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

adoption (hands and family cutout)An organization that handles adoptions in Kentucky could be in trouble this summer for not operating the way the governor wants it to.

Sunrise Children's Services, affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, has taken care of children for more than 150 years, placing them for adoption and foster care with the blessing of the state government.

Kent Ostrander of The Family Foundation of Kentucky tells One News Now Sunrise has had a contract with the government since 1970, but that does not seem likely to continue.

"Now our current governor, who happens to be a Democrat, is wanting to not renew that contract because they are operating according to their Christian beliefs," Ostrander reports. "They do not adopt children to homosexual couples and transgender couples."

Sunrise is determined to place children in homes that fulfill the biblical definition of marriage, which is between one man and one woman. But if Governor Andy Beshear prevails, the state will cut ties with Sunrise June 30.

Ostrander, Kent (Family Foundation of KY)"The bottom line, as we all know, is this is a form of religious discrimination," Ostrander submits. "In other words, if you don't live up to the way the government wants you to do it, then you're cast to the side and you can't have a government contract."

He adds that Gov. Beshear and his father, former Gov. Steve Beshear (D), have both touted their Christian faith, but their brand of Christianity is not what Ostrander would describe as biblically based.

Sunrise serves about 1,000 children a year through adoption, foster care, residential treatment programs and other services, according to its website. The majority of its funds come from public money to care for children placed with it by the state.

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