Katie Gaultney
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Let’s clean up this town!

Jobs | Homeless residents pick up trash—and life skills—in Texas city
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 6/14/18, 03:29 pm

The sun is rising over south Fort Worth. The tinny “clink” of soda cans hitting the pavement, jettisoned from trash in a dumpster, and the thundering sound of trash bins rolling across asphalt make it hard to hear Nicole, the litter crew supervisor for Clean Slate. Nicole is quiet, serious, and reserved—no nonsense.

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Under the radar

Gay adoption | The Gladney Center for Adoption has—very quietly—accepted the application of a same-sex couple, betraying the trust of many Christian supporters
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 1/16/18, 09:41 pm

FORT WORTH, Texas—One of America’s leading adoption institutions is violating the trust of its Christian supporters by hopping on the LGBT bandwagon. Officers of the Gladney Center for Adoption have told its board of directors and staff that they are now accepting homosexual parents as clients but have held off making a public announcement.

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Fostering freedom in Texas

Features | Protecting faith-based adoption and foster care
by Katie Gaultney & Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 6/14/17, 10:07 pm

Faith-based child welfare agencies have mounted legal efforts to gain religious protections, as LGBT advocates cry discrimination. Meanwhile, thousands of children needing homes are left in the crosshairs. A new Texas bill—similar to laws passed in Virginia, Michigan, the Dakotas, and, just recently, Alabama—may ensure that faith-based agencies remain open to serve and recruit more foster and adoptive families. Will other states follow?

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