Miracle Hill Ministries

Trump’s new HHS rule will harm far more people than you realize

By Maggie Siddiqi — November 14, 2019

(RNS) — This proposed rule allows this discrimination at a much larger scale. It invites discrimination against people of all faiths and no faith, against women and against LGBTQ people.

New rule would allow foster care, adoption agencies to exclude on religious grounds

By Yonat Shimron — November 1, 2019

(RNS) — Lifting the provision sets up a culture clash, pitting those who champion exemptions for faith-based charities against civil liberties groups who claim religious groups receiving government funding should not exclude anyone.

SC Protestant-only ministry changes course, opens its doors to Catholics

By Yonat Shimron — July 31, 2019

(RNS) — Earlier this month, Miracle Hill Ministries announced it would allow Catholics to serve as parents to foster children in its government-funded foster care agency. 

In fight over Protestant-only foster agency, lawsuit asks: Who is a Christian?

By Yonat Shimron — February 25, 2019

(RNS) — ‘It’s a pretty common belief here in the South that Catholics are not Christian,’ said Aimee Maddonna, who sued the federal and state government for allowing Miracle Hill Ministries to discriminate against non-Protestants.

S.C. foster care agency tests public’s will to exclude on the basis of faith

By Yonat Shimron — January 30, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. (RNS) — When Sue Barrise wanted to foster a child, Miracle Hill asked her what church she belonged to. When she answered, the response was as direct as it was abrupt: ‘Sorry, we can’t help you.’

Government allows S.C. foster care group to keep Protestants-only policy

By Yonat Shimron — January 23, 2019

(RNS) — The exemption will allow Miracle Hill, a Greenville-based Christian ministry, to continue to accept only Protestant churchgoing parents to its federally funded foster care program.

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