Sharonell Fulton has fostered 40 children over the last 25 years.
By all accounts, she is a hero for the love and care she has selflessly provided for children who desperately need it.
But because she is a Christian, radical atheists in Philadelphia are on a mission to make sure she never fosters another child ever again.
And it’s not just in Philadelphia…
Extreme radical atheists have been on a rampage in recent years to shut down and destroy Christian foster care and adoption throughout America.
But two new lawsuits on their way to the Supreme Court could stop this anti-God campaign against Christian foster care in its tracks.
According to a recent public relations campaign launched by the City of Philadelphia to get more foster parents to step forward, there are 250 children in the foster care system right now who desperately need homes.
At the same time, Catholic Social Services, the agency working with Sharonell Fulton, has at least 35 empty homes with loving Christian parents ready and able to accept these children.
If each of those empty homes took in 3-4 children, the number of kids in desperate need could be cut in half!
But because Catholic Social Services is a Christian agency that places children in loving Christian homes, the City of Philadelphia is refusing to allow a single child to be placed in any of those 35 available homes.
Sadly, what’s happening to Christian foster care in Michigan is even worse.
Chad and Melissa Buck have adopted 5 special needs children out of foster care through their local Christian agency, St. Vincent Catholic Charities.
Dealing with autism to diabetes to attachment and anger issues, the Bucks love these children despite the disabilities and difficulties they face.
“We were given a really great opportunity to help them break the cycle. They don’t have to struggle with some of the things their families have struggled with, addiction, abuse, homelessness,” explained Melissa.
Martin, a young man who was placed in a loving Christian home by St. Vincent, is thankful for the Christian agency.
“I was not cared for, I was hungry, no one really cared about what was going on,” Martin explained. Now his life is totally different. “It feels very normal, very … like I’ve always lived here,” Martin said of his new home.
But the radical atheists at the ACLU don’t think these heartwarming stories of sacrificial love should have ever happened.
In fact, they filed a lawsuit to stop St. Vincent from placing any more of the thousands of Michigan foster kids in desperate need of homes.
St. Vincent has placed foster kids in Christian homes for over 65 years, but that could all end if the ACLU gets its way.
But thanks be to God, both of these cases are receiving the full legal backing of Becket, one of the nation’s largest and most effective religious liberty law firms.
Right now, the Philadelphia case is pending before the Third Circuit Court, and the Michigan case is pending before the Eastern District Court of Michigan.
But Becket plans to take these cases all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary, and with a new conservative majority on the court, the chance of a nationwide precedent-setting ruling in favor of Christian foster care has never been greater.
At Christian Life Daily, we’ll keep you up-to-date and informed on these cases and others in which Christian foster care is being threatened by radical atheists.
Please pray for Christian foster care and for these desperate children to find good loving Christian homes in which they can heal from the trauma they have experienced.
And please pray for wisdom for the judges who will be ruling on these lawsuits.