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Foster child to be taken away because Christian couple refuse to teach him about homosexuality
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Posted on 10/23/2007 9:32:53 PM PDT by Def Conservative

Foster child to be taken away because Christian couple refuse to teach him about homosexuality By JAMES MILLS

They are devoted foster parents with an unblemished record of caring for almost 30 vulnerable children.

But Vincent and Pauline Matherick will this week have their latest foster son taken away because they have refused to sign new sexual equality regulations.

To do so, they claim, would force them to promote homosexuality and go against their Christian faith.

The 11-year-old boy, who has been in their care for two years, will be placed in a council hostel this week and the Mathericks will no longer be given children to look after.

The devastated couple, who have three grown up children of their own, became foster parents in 2001 and have since cared for 28 children at their home in Chard, Somerset.

Earlier this year, Somerset County Council's social services department asked them to sign a contract to implement Labour's new Sexual Orientation Regulations, part of the Equality Act 2006, which make discrimination on the grounds of sexuality illegal.

Officials told the couple that under the regulations they would be required to discuss same-sex relationships with children as young as 11 and tell them that gay partnerships were just as acceptable as heterosexual marriages.

They could also be required to take teenagers to gay association meetings.

When the Mathericks objected, they were told they would be taken off the register of foster parents.

The Mathericks have decided to resign rather than face the humiliation of being expelled.

Mr Matherick, a 65-year-old retired travel agent and a primary school governor, said: "I simply could not agree to do it because it is against my central beliefs.

"We have never discriminated against anybody but I cannot preach the benefits of homosexuality when I believe it is against the word of God."

Mrs Matherick, 61, said they had asked if they could continue looking after their foster son until he is found a permanent home, but officials refused and he will be placed in a council hostel on Friday.

She said: "He was very upset to begin with. We are all very close, but he's a mature young man and he's dealing with it."

The couple, who have six grandchildren and one greatgrandchild, are both ministers at the nonconformist South Chard Christian Church.

When they first started fostering they took in young single mothers and their babies.

More recently they have been caring for children of primary school age.

Mr Matherick added: "It's terrible that we've been forced into this corner. It just should not happen.

"There are not enough foster carers around anyway without these rules.

"They were saying that we had to be prepared to talk about sexuality with 11-year-olds, which I don't think is appropriate anyway, but not only that, to be prepared to explain how gay people date.

"They said we would even have to take a teenager to gay association meetings.

"How can I do that when it's totally against what I believe?"

Religious campaigners say the couple are the latest victims of an equality drive which puts gay rights above religious beliefs.

Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have complained that the rules force them to overturn long-held beliefs.

The Mathericks are planning to fight their case in the courts with the backing of the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship.

The same organisation is backing Christian magistrate Andrew McClintock who resigned from the family courts in a row over gay adoption.

He says he was forced to resign because he was not allowed to opt out of cases where he might have to send a child to live with gay parents.

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The Mathericks' case comes at a time when there is a chronic shortage of foster parents, who work on a voluntary basis.

An extra 8,000 are needed to plug the gaps in the service.

Researchers have found that continually moving children from home to home can have a devastating impact on their education and general welfare.

But a report last year revealed that the shortage of carers meant that some children in care are being forced to move up to three times a year.

David Taylor, Somerset County Council's corporate director for children and young people, said: "No decision has been made about the deregistration of Mr and Mrs Matherick.

"The council is committed to promoting the interests of children and young people and welcomes foster carers from all backgrounds and faiths."

Find this story at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=489285&in_page_id=1770 ©2007 Associated Ne


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: adoption; children; christophobia; culture; europeanchristians; gaystapo; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; indoctrination; moralabsolutes; parentalrights; perverts; pinkmafia; sexualizingchildren; tolerantleft
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To: fella

Would this be a part of Hitlery Healthcare if implimented?

= = =

Perhaps some editing of the question will reveal the answer . . .

Would this be a part of

her unroyal lowness, her hideous heinous—lesbo Shrillery Antoinette de Fosterizer, de Dillbo enabler [in more ways than one], de Marx de Machiavelli, de Stalin, de Lenin, de Pol Pot de Arafart, de Manchurian Mama, de cold steely heart, de Camp David lesbian orgies, de RTTM [Ruthless To The Max] . . . ‘s SHRILLERY “CARE?”


101 posted on 10/24/2007 9:18:24 AM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Sun

The Daily Outrage from the UK.

I’m starting to understand the concept of “martyr” from a Christian perspective.


102 posted on 10/24/2007 9:20:09 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture )
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To: Quix
The puppet masters are pulling the strings of both. Probably have deftly prevented it or ordered it not to happen . . . or merely from a satanic demonic control perspective . . . prevent it . . . given his leadership of both groups.

They do both have the same goal; the destruction of Western society.

103 posted on 10/24/2007 9:21:23 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: diverteach
Jesus did say we’d be persecuted for his name’s sake in the end times. It’s only going to get worse before things get better.

True. My own personal "end times" will come when I run out of ammunition.

104 posted on 10/24/2007 9:25:27 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture )
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To: NurdlyPeon

They do both have the same goal; the destruction of Western society.

= = =

Yup.

The puppet masters are themselves super deluded and deceived. They think satan wants to help them create a new world order, a new age . . . a la THE WATCHERS/fallen angels etc. . . . the hoax has been millenia in the preperataions.

They don’t realize that satan’s primary goal is to trash into hell as many of God’s favorite creation—individual humans—as possible . . . the puppet masters will be exceedingly disappointed to discover their eternal abode.


105 posted on 10/24/2007 9:28:41 AM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Def Conservative

I think there is a similar rule pertaining to foster children here in California - surprised?


106 posted on 10/24/2007 9:31:18 AM PDT by rockthecasbah (He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.)
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To: stevio
The forum Moderator didn’t....

Someone must have complained - and my post has been removed...

Once again - PC compliance with societal suicide has raised its ugly head in FreeRepublic...

Another example of a civilization being destroyed by becoming overly "civilized"...
When barbarians, perverts, diseased and criminals are not addressed, they multiply and overwhelm society....

107 posted on 10/24/2007 9:33:45 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: NurdlyPeon
Ordinary, everyday, work-a-day Muslims such as I have in my neighborhood are legions closer to God than are the Front Line Soldiers of Satan’s Agenda, the anti-Christian atheist gay activists, IMO.
108 posted on 10/24/2007 9:34:59 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture ™)
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To: steve86

Perhaps.

The Jihadi’s are not.


109 posted on 10/24/2007 9:37:45 AM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: river rat

I replied to your post 46. I just checked and it’s still there.


110 posted on 10/24/2007 9:53:20 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: stevio

You’re right...

I was backtracking through a couple of posts on that article to see what your friend at NIH agreed with —— all the way to my post #31, which was removed....


111 posted on 10/24/2007 10:23:20 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Def Conservative

The left is disgusting.


112 posted on 10/24/2007 10:28:29 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Def Conservative

“The Mathericks are planning to fight their case in the courts with the backing of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship.”

Good for them in fighting this egregious usurpation of rights of conscience.

“What about tolerance of beliefs?”

The Gay Agenda has moved on from tolerance, to enforced acceptance. Who knows what’s next.


113 posted on 10/24/2007 10:35:27 AM PDT by WOSG (I just wish freepers would bash Democrats as much as they bash Republicans)
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To: Def Conservative
First they said it would be unfair not to give foster kids to homosexuals, too. Now, you can't be a foster parent unless you force-feed your foster children homo-propaganda.

Sick and getting sicker, as a NY talkshow host used to say.
114 posted on 10/24/2007 10:42:06 AM PDT by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.)
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To: Route66
Forcing foster parents to sign this agreement is simply their way of making sure that Christians will not be raising these kids and will be forever excluded from the system. God help these children in the homes that are left to them.

When such unjust laws are passed, it behooves Christians to start operating outside the law.
115 posted on 10/24/2007 10:44:22 AM PDT by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.)
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To: Antoninus

That’s the conclusion good German’s came to during WWII.

The couple could have just signed the paper. So what. Teach the child Christianity anyway.


116 posted on 10/24/2007 10:49:31 AM PDT by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Def Conservative
Where's the Anglican Church on this? MIA? If there was ever a time to stand up for God...!

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16

117 posted on 10/24/2007 11:00:29 AM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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To: pray4liberty

I think the Anglican church

is breeding homosexuals . . .

a little tricky but quite doable with neutered fathers and role models from hell.


118 posted on 10/24/2007 11:05:07 AM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: Quix

Amen. As an FYI, my niece should be leaving Iraq within days from now. My son will follow shortly after within the next two weeks


119 posted on 10/24/2007 11:09:32 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: WKB

What in the heck is this world coming to?


120 posted on 10/24/2007 11:17:55 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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