by Monica Burke, The Daily Signal
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that it will grant a waiver to Miracle Hill Ministries, a Christian ministry that provides foster care support to families.
The waiver will allow Miracle Hill to continue to serve families according to its own convictions without the threat of being shut down. This is good news for the children of South Carolina and the nation at large.
Miracle Hill Ministries is a Christian charity based in South Carolina that offers a variety of services, including foster care support.
When a Jewish couple discovered that Miracle Hill partners only with prospective foster parents who share its Christian convictions, they alleged religious discrimination.
Certain Obama-era regulations made it impermissible for religious agencies to choose only prospective foster parents who share the same religious beliefs. Under pressure from those regulations, the state investigated Miracle Hill and ultimately threatened not to renew its license.
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