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Tennessee Couple Says Adoption Agency Turned Them Away for Being Jewish

Posted 01-23-2022 at 06:17 PM by jbgusa
Updated 01-23-2022 at 08:37 PM by jbgusa

Should state agency discriminate Against a Jewish couple from adoption Based Upon Religion?

Tennessee Couple Says Adoption Agency Turned Them Away for Being Jewish

Can this be suitable for either Judaism or Great Debates? (not wanting another suspension)

According to the linked, recently filed civil Complaint (public domain so not copyrighted), the State of Tennessee has been rebuffed by a state-funded adoption agency from taking a course that is a predicate to adoption because they are Jewish.

1. “Finding permanent, nurturing homes for children/youth in state custody creates stability and normalcy while reducing the trauma of ‘not belonging.’” Elizabeth and Gabriel Rutan-Ram, a Knox County married couple, sought to provide children with exactly this stability, normalcy, and belonging by becoming foster and adoptive parents.....
2. The Rutan-Rams sought these services (the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services’ requirements that they complete a foster-parent-training program) from Holston United Methodist Home for Children, a child-placing agency that receives state funds from the Department to provide placement, training, and other services on the Department’s behalf to prospective and current foster parents..... Holston initially told the Rutan-Rams that it would provide them with the training and home-study services they needed. But the day that the Rutan-Rams were scheduled to begin Holston’s foster-parent-training class, Holston told the Rutan-Rams that it would not serve them because they are Jewish. Holston explained that it “only provide[s] adoption services to prospective adoptive families that share our [Christian] belief system.” *************
I thought that state-sponsored anti-Semitism went out with the discovery of the Shoach by General Eisenhower in 1945. Is this America?
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