Please tell three Kansas senators to kill a bill that would allow religious discrimination in adoption and foster care.
Sen. Rick Wilborn, Sen. Julia Lynn and Sen. David Haley are considering a bill that would allow child welfare organizations to receive state funds while discriminating based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” Please use our automated system to send a message to these senators urging them to reject this shameful piece of legislation sanctioning religiously fueled prejudice against Kansas children.
Potential discriminatory acts approved by HB 2481 include denial of foster care or adoption opportunities to LGBTQ families, single mothers, atheists or any other group marginalized by the religious organization. This bill would allow a religious child welfare organization to use discriminatory assistance or counseling practices — to the detriment of abused LGBTQ children.
The health and care of a child should be the only factor that a child welfare agency and its employees take into consideration — not advancing the bigoted agendas of state contractors promoting dogma at the expense of children in need.