Monday, November 15, 2010

Christians Banned from Foster Parenting over Homosexuality

Owen and Eunice Johns of Derby, England, deemed unacceptable parents for disapproving of homosexuality, await final judgment from Great Britain's High Court.

-- From "Christian couple who cannot accept homosexuality challenge their fostering ban" by Tim Ross, Social Affairs Editor, London Telegraph 10/30/10

Gay rights campaigners said the couple’s views were out of date and that councils should protect the rights of a child before the “prejudices” of parents.

Roman Catholic adoption agencies have closed because they cannot reconcile the requirements under the new laws with their belief that children should not be placed with gay couples.

Mr and Mrs Johns, who have fostered almost 20 children over several years, applied in 2007 to become foster carers, providing respite care for children between the ages of five and 10.

“One of the issues before the Court is whether Christian couples, who have traditional views on sexual ethics, are ‘fit and proper persons’ to foster - and, by implication, adopt.

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From "High Court considers barring Christian foster parents" © 2010 WorldNetDaily 11/13/10

. . . Great Britain passed the Sexual Orientation Regulations and the Equality Act . . .

Mrs. Johns told London's Daily Mail, "The council said, 'Do you know, you would have to tell them that it's OK to be homosexual?'"

"But I said I couldn't do that," Johns continued, "because my Christian beliefs won't let me. Morally, I couldn't do that. Spiritually I couldn't do that."

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