Commonwealth Policy Center
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Gov. Andy Beshear isn’t renewing the state contract with Sunrise Children’s Services, the oldest adoption and foster-care agency in Kentucky. Sunrise operates according to their Christian values and there’s the rub. The state has held Sunrise at arms length and unless Sunrise violates its religious convictions, Gov. Beshear will sever ties and refuse foster care and adoption referrals from the state. This is far from the tolerance that Gov. Beshear says he believes in. Todd Gray, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, is asking concerned citizens to contact the Governor’s office so that Sunrise “can continue their work of caring for Kentucky’s most vulnerable children and families.” If the governor doesn’t change his mind, ultimately Kentucky’s most vulnerable children will lose.