Sunrise Children’s Services recently was awarded a contract after a 22-month battle with the state. Gov. Beshear and his Administration tried to force Sunrise to violate their religious beliefs about which homes are best suited for children.
However, the recent Supreme Court ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia left Gov. Beshear little choice but to renew the contract with the longest-serving child placement agency in the commonwealth.
CPC Executive Director Richard Nelson said children who depend on the help of Sunrise are the biggest winners in this decision.
“We applaud the persistence of Sunrise to fight for their religious freedom in order to care for Kentucky’s most vulnerable children,” Nelson said. “Perhaps the Beshear Administration realizes that religious liberties of Christian organizations like Sunrise are non-negotiable.”