The Pious are up in arms today on news that Bethany Christian Services, a major adoption agency headquartered in Michigan, will begin serving LGBTQ couples seeking to adopt.
Albert Mohler is typical:
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They have been established explicitly by Christians on Christian grounds and Christian commitment driven by Christian law. But now we’re seeing a situation in which Christians are being told, “You have to forfeit your Christian doctrine, your Christian biblical commitment, even your Christian understanding of the gospel if you’re going to continue in this childcare enterprise.”
Mohler is being at least disingenuous here, if not outright dishonest. Look at their IRS-990 forms, here.
The majority of Bethany’s money comes from the public sector, from tax revenue contributed by, among others — What do you know? — gay and transgender people. In other words, gay and transgender people were obliged to subsidize discrimination against themselves.
Almost certainly, somebody noticed, complained, threatened a lawsuit — and Bethany had to either begin treating LGBTQs equitably or lose funding. Good. Mohler presents this as “moral revolution,” but what we’re really talking about here is the deserved, long-overdue death of a superstition.
As for the complaint that he is now subsidizing a public policy he doesn’t like, perhaps he and the like-minded can find solace in the fact that, unlike gays, he won’t be injured by that policy.