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Appeals court: Florida ban on gay adoption unconstitutional
miamiherald.com ^ | Sept. 22, 2010 | CAROL MARBIN MILLER

Posted on 09/22/2010 12:48:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Wednesday afternoon he will cease enforcing the state's 33-year-old gay adoption law, which was declared unconstitutional by a Miami appeals court Wednesday morning.

Crist lauded the court ruling as ``great'' and told reporters at a 2:30 news conference he would immediately stop enforcing the ban. Crist said he wanted to confer with the adoptive father at the center of the case before deciding whether to appeal. He said, however, that he believes the state Supreme Court wouldn't overturn the court rulings.

Crist once supported the ban. But the U.S. Senate candidate reversed himself after he left the Republican Party and began courting the liberal vote.

A Miami appeals court ruled Wednesday that Florida's ban on gays adopting is unconstitutional and affirmed the controversial adoption of two foster children by a gay North Miami couple.

The unanimous 3-0 decision deals a critical blow to Florida's 33-year-old law banning adoption by gay men and lesbians, and most likely sends the case to Florida's highest court for resolution.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abuse; ageofconsent; charliecrist; childabuse; constitution; fl; florida; floriduh; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; perversion; samesexadoption
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1 posted on 09/22/2010 12:48:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY; wagglebee

Since we were told that homosexuality was about the actions of consenting adults in private, when do these CHILDREN get to consent to being raised in alternative lifestyle homes?


2 posted on 09/22/2010 12:49:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crist is an idiot.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 12:53:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


4 posted on 09/22/2010 12:54:14 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: a fool in paradise

What with the movement to “educate” our children in our public schools on the subject of homosexuality, and the movement to allow homosexuals to adopt, it’s become quite clear how much the approval of homosexuality was only about consenting adults.

I agree with your thoughts.

Hell, even the consent of parents doesn’t matter these days.


5 posted on 09/22/2010 12:55:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Time for a Flashback...





6 posted on 09/22/2010 12:55:55 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Akin to ruling adoption by the mentally ill is unconstitutional. Or felons. Or child molesters. Or any other class of people to whom you do not want to entrust the welfare of a child. It’s an outrage and if this is the quality of the rulings we can expect from the judiciary, we’d be better off without a judiciary.


7 posted on 09/22/2010 12:56:38 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For me, this is the single biggest reason to oppose gay marriage. Does this mean that Catholic, and other religiously guided adoption agencies will be forced to place children in gay households, or face suit for “discrimination” by the State of Florida?

Another evil ruling by another court that places its preferences above that of the legislature and the people of Florida. There's a word for that: it's tyranny.

8 posted on 09/22/2010 12:56:54 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good old Charlie...Just keeps on giving and giving...

Mike

9 posted on 09/22/2010 12:57:07 PM PDT by MichaelP (Democrats are the party of Special Re-education)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All children should be raised in the home of homosexual couples. Such joy and happiness.
In fact everyone should be forced by the Gay Czar to become a homosexual. All else is illegal.


10 posted on 09/22/2010 12:57:43 PM PDT by Hans
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To: Free ThinkerNY

America places children into sexual slavery.

Is God going to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah?


11 posted on 09/22/2010 12:57:46 PM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam-ism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what our Atty. Gen. Bill McCollum has to say about this matter. Will he stand up to Crist or go full Lib just like him?


12 posted on 09/22/2010 12:58:02 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NAMBLA will be pleased.


13 posted on 09/22/2010 12:59:33 PM PDT by Grunthor (Name one country with a muslim majority that doesn't have brutal, repressive laws.)
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To: a fool in paradise
The decision is based on nothing.

The judges said that the law was unconstitutional because the motivation for it was invalid? That queers really are good parents, so the law is null?

When did such a thing make any law "unConstitutional"? Is there a line that says, "No law that has weak motivation shall be made"?

Even if it were true in this case, which it isn't, it doesn't matter. The Legislature is free to make laws that reflect the norms of the society. What other reason is there for a legislature?

The "judges" once again have become legislators, and nothing more.

I won't say what I think of "Dad".

14 posted on 09/22/2010 1:00:26 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Jim Robinson

These judges are guilty of overthrowing the lawful republican form of government in this country. And executives like Crist are just as guilty. Legislators too for not impeaching them all.


15 posted on 09/22/2010 1:01:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If the price of BS was based on supply & demand, they'd be paying you to take it. Oh wait, they are.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He is. Didn’t vote for him last time and won’t this time. No problem here though, McCollum can appeal to the FL Supreme Court.


16 posted on 09/22/2010 1:03:33 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Amending constitutions by judicial fiat, instead of by constitutionally valid processes.

Making laws without constitutional jurisdiction to do so.

And those in the other branches who have sworn to check them stand by nodding in approval.


17 posted on 09/22/2010 1:04:07 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If the price of BS was based on supply & demand, they'd be paying you to take it. Oh wait, they are.)
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To: mojito

Of course that’s what it means. They’ve already closed down Catholic adoption services in Boston and San Francisco; tragic, though it sure was good to see the tremendous outpouring of support from the other churches. :o/


18 posted on 09/22/2010 1:04:16 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Your sarcasm tag: don't leave home without it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Articles of impeachment against this judge and against Charlie Crist should be filed immediately.


19 posted on 09/22/2010 1:05:03 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If the price of BS was based on supply & demand, they'd be paying you to take it. Oh wait, they are.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Crist is an idiot.

He's a power hungry POS punk, just like Murkowski.

How's that?

FMCDH(BITS)

20 posted on 09/22/2010 1:12:49 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So exactly which part of the Constitution is it that forces states to put children in unhealthy situations?


21 posted on 09/22/2010 1:30:14 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truman: The buck stops here. Obama: Buck? What buck? Did I tell you how it's all Bush's fault?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
After the revelations of Ken Mehlman & such you stop wonder were we get such people on our courts.

The other Duke rape case or why homosexual adoptions are a bad idea

22 posted on 09/22/2010 1:36:31 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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Ask a liberal if they think it is OK for gay Catholic Priests to adopt several boys - and then watch their head explode…


23 posted on 09/22/2010 1:37:04 PM PDT by Heartlander (You are either the doer, or the dude)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
``Based on the evidence presented from experts from all over this country and abroad,'' Lederman wrote, ``it is clear that sexual orientation is not a predictor of a person's ability to parent.

Wow, see, I always thought that the INDIVIDUAL STATES were allowed to make their own laws, you know, like the TENTH AMENDMENT says?

I guess this black robed ruler thinks that evidence from "ABROAD" is more important.

In other words, folks, if this is such a damn bad law, then let the LEGISLATURE change it.

24 posted on 09/22/2010 1:39:35 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes, Jim, he is. And Crist will soon be an ex-governor and a former Senate candidate.

And he’ll go to be some talking head on MSNBC.


25 posted on 09/22/2010 1:41:21 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: mojito

That’s why Catholic Charities in MA stopped Adoption services. I have three cousins who came from CC. What part of the Constitution entitles any citizen the right to other people’s children? Women give up their babies to CC because they want their child to have a family that looks like Jesus, Mar and Joseph. If they wanted their child to have no father at home, she already had that. If she wanted her baby to just have a mother, well she had that too.


26 posted on 09/22/2010 1:47:14 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

“...which part of the Constitution is it that forces states to put children in unhealthy situations?...”

That would be the XXVIII Amendment which states that “No state shall infringe upon the Federal busy-body powers to oversee all Big Brother Programs and approved social trends...”


27 posted on 09/22/2010 1:48:43 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Will Ruth Bader Guinsberg turn to foreign law such as Australia’s Supreme Court ruling that children had a right to a mother and a father?


28 posted on 09/22/2010 1:50:56 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mojito; Mrs. Don-o; massgopguy
Another evil ruling by another court that places its preferences above that of the legislature and the people of Florida. There's a word for that: it's tyranny.

Yes, it is. The court considered the pro/con of homo adoption as if the three blackrobes were legislators. They substituted their opinion for that of the FL legislature. It is tyranny. To usurp the powers of another branch of government is grounds for impeachment. D@amn 'em all.

29 posted on 09/22/2010 1:58:50 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Tyrants should fear for their personal safety.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is just my 2 cents worth but I was left in the streets at the age of 3. Placed in an orphanage, then a foster home and adopted at the age of 8 by a married couple, man and a women. It was easy for me to identify who to call dad and who to call mom!!


30 posted on 09/22/2010 2:09:43 PM PDT by USAF70 (America is not 'governed' by the President or Congress. America is governed by the U.S.Constitution.)
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It looks like it is now open season on children in Florida. The courts are out of control. In view of AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PEDIATRICIANS stand on homosexual adoption, this is insanity.

Their statement :

In summary, tradition and science agree that biological ties and dual gender parenting are protective for children. The family environment in which children are reared plays a critical role in forming a secure gender identity, positive emotional well-being, and optimal academic achievement. Decades of social science research documents that children develop optimally when reared by their two biological parents in a low conflict marriage. The limited research advocating childrearing by homosexual parents has severe methodological limitations. There is significant risk of harm inherent in exposing a child to the homosexual lifestyle. Given the current body of evidence, the American College of Pediatricians believes it is inappropriate, potentially hazardous to children, and dangerously irresponsible to change the age-old prohibition on homosexual parenting, whether by adoption, foster care, or reproductive manipulation. This position is rooted in the best available science.

31 posted on 09/22/2010 3:08:52 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Court decisions like this one underline the importance of selecting sensible judges. Who appointed the judges who appointed themselves emperors with the power to turn morality on its head? Judges cannot turn wrong into right by their words and deeds. Judges can only make fools of themselves by attempting to place themselves above the people they claim to serve.


32 posted on 09/22/2010 3:19:48 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Crist lauded the court ruling as ``great'' and told reporters at a 2:30 news conference he would immediately stop enforcing the ban. Crist said he wanted to confer with the adoptive father at the center of the case before deciding whether to appeal.

Maybe first you check with the people of Florida you spineless RINO moonbat girlyman!!!!

33 posted on 09/22/2010 3:42:41 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

can you imagine how poed you would be the day you realized how messed up that is


34 posted on 09/22/2010 3:47:24 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: DBeers

Crist wants to get so low in the polls, single digits, and then tell MSNBC to look at his numbers and compare them to the networks single digit ratings. Hire me I am as bad and hated as you are.


35 posted on 09/22/2010 3:48:20 PM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
JUDGE: You two men want to adopt and raise a boy?

TWO MEN: Yes, your honor, we want to create a family.

JUDGE: Create a family?

TWO MEN: Yes, your honor, we desire it -it is our right.

JUDGE: Hmmmm... What about the rights of the child?

TWO MEN: As two men that want a family we feel we know best what a child requires and can provide it because we really want a family and without us a child will go unwanted without a family.

JUDGE: So you want a family? You need a child to make a family? YET you claim you provide the child a family?

TWO MEN: Well, we do love each other. Love will find a way...

JUDGE: Why should the State give two men a child when the two men claim to want a child YET do not want a child enough to procreate with a member of the opposite sex? Seems abnormal to me...

TWO MEN: Well your honor we are normal -psychologists have declared it true. We try very hard to procreate with each other -we have sex with each other quite often... AND we love each other...

JUDGE: OH -that makes sense... I guess you really do want children. Trying hard the impossible and destined to failure is worthy and should be rewarded. I now pronounce you a family... Next case...

36 posted on 09/22/2010 4:16:55 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: DBeers

What a cracked-up jackas# Charlie is.


37 posted on 09/22/2010 4:41:10 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

Yes -Crist confirms he is a morally relative and as such unprincipled humanist leaf blowing in the wind. He is no leader. He is a spineless malcontent!


38 posted on 09/22/2010 5:01:29 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crist is a complete fool, so a little kid get to be adopted by a couple of homosexuals , seeing two men in bed, seeing two men kiss , hold each other etc


39 posted on 09/22/2010 5:58:05 PM PDT by manc (He goes to church and now this biased media says look he's a Christian.Biased media =joke)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I grew up in foster homes and remember in the 80’s when a friend of mine was adopted back in the UK.

So anyway I got fostered and years later met up with an old friend.
I asked him if he ever saw Keith to which he replied he is dead.
I asked why what happened.
He told me that his adopted mother and father split up because the mother was was a drunk , on drugs etc . Anyway Keith was told to stay with his adopted mother even though the father left due to her messing around with a woman .

Two years later that woman moved in with him and his adopted mother.
One year later he killed himself at age 16.

He left a note saying that he did this because he always wanted a father, because he was ashamed of his mother and how she carried on.
He never wanted two mothers and blamed this just not on his mother but also social services for leaving him there.

These kids need to be protected. My wife is adopted I am fostered and it is a disgrace that this disgusting idiot could side with people who only go with each other to get off sexually.

These poor kids could be taken to homosexual places, these kids will see two women or men in bed in the mornings, kissing each other, touching each other, holding each other, IT IS FRIGGING NOT NORMAL NOR NATURAL.

Think of these kids and how they have no say in where they go .

For any queer trolls on here then you disgust me, you want children to pretend that you’re normal .
This is all based on you lot getting off sexually and because of this you want to play happy families.

Don’;t give me the crap of well we love each other either, I love my dog, my kids, some of my mates but I do not want to have sex with them.

trust me I will fight you all the way knowing full well what it is like t be fostered and my wife is adopted.


40 posted on 09/22/2010 6:09:37 PM PDT by manc (He goes to church and now this biased media says look he's a Christian.Biased media =joke)
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To: LibWhacker
...if this is the quality of the rulings we can expect from the judiciary, we’d be better off without a judiciary.

Either that, or just pick people off the street at random to be judges - make sure they can read and they're not felons and they're citizens. Or maybe out of the phone book, or voter rolls.

41 posted on 09/22/2010 6:37:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: donna

Funny you should say that. This is what Italy has to say about homosexuals adopting children:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2593734/posts?page=1

talian official claims link between homosexual adoption and human trafficking
cna ^ | September 21, 2010

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 2:32:55 PM by NYer

Rome, Italy, Sep 21, 2010 / 02:58 pm (CNA).- The Secretary of State for Family Policy in Italy, Carlo Giovanardi, stated in an interview this week that he believes there is a connection between adoption by same-sex couples and the increase in the human trafficking of minors.

In the interview with political analyst Klaus Davi, Giovanardi noted that “where the adoption by gay couples is allowed, such as in the U.S. and Brazil,” the countries have exploded with the “buying and selling of children.”

“It is something that at least this government will never accept and I want to denounce it from here.”

“To impose two parents of the same sex on a child is to subject that child to psychological violence,” Giovanardi continued. “A child has the right to grow up” in an environment where “a paternal and maternal figure complement each other and guarantee the child balanced development,” he added.


42 posted on 09/22/2010 6:38:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: manc

Manc, thank you for your impassioned personal testimony. Brings tears to my eyes, thinking of your friend Keith, and all the other children put in “homes” with degenerates, the mentally ill and sexual perverts (all rolled into one).

It’s a crime against humanity, Nature and Nature’s God.

Thank you for your fighting spirit. If people don’t get fired up about this, they’re part of the problem. People who say that social conservatism is irrelevant, or doesn’t matter, or is even wrong - they should talk to you!


43 posted on 09/22/2010 6:41:44 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

Not only do such judges make fools of themselves, they make themselves enemies of the people of the United States and the Constitution thereof.


44 posted on 09/22/2010 6:44:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Crist is an Evil with a capital E idiot.


45 posted on 09/22/2010 6:46:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: manc

excellent post -one from the heart!


46 posted on 09/22/2010 7:04:04 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: manc
It's a horrible story about your friend but one that needs to be told.

In my area, there are two lesbians that have a boy and a girl. I don't know how they got the boy but the girl belonged to one of them. They had a fight and the non-birth lesbian put both kids in the car and sped off. She didn't get far before she lost control and hit a telephone pole. The 6 year old girl died at the scene. The 3 year old boy recovered. The police wanted to nail her to the wall but....it didn't happen. I don't know why but can guess.

There have been studies done that show that homosexual relationships are very violent. And now they are going to put children in the middle of that. This is an absolute nightmare scenario for innocent children.

47 posted on 09/22/2010 7:22:05 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: manc

Exactly!


48 posted on 09/22/2010 9:01:50 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: little jeremiah

The UN will be getting after Italy.


49 posted on 09/22/2010 9:27:49 PM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam-ism)
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To: mojito

Mandated Homosexual Adoptions Forces Catholic Church to Quit Adoption Agencies in England

Cardinal says its adoption agencies ‘cannot remain Catholic and conform to the Sexual Orientation Regulations”

WESTMINSTER, May 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Under the leadership of Cormac Cardinal Murphy O’Connor, the Catholic Church in England has recently disaffiliated itself from three of the country’s largest adoption agencies. The Church stated that its adoption agencies ‘cannot remain Catholic and conform to the Sexual Orientation Regulations.”

In an effort to put an end to discrimination against same-sex couples, the British Government released an official statement in 2007 declaring that all adoption agencies must allow same-sex couples to adopt children with equal consideration, regardless of the sexual orientation of the adopting couple. At the time of the statement, Tony Blair and his cabinet gave a 21-month “delay” as a “sensible compromise” to allow Churches to adjust their respective protocols to become more ‘tolerant’ of same-sex couple adoption.

This past week, the Church in England cut ties with the Surrey-based Catholic Children’s Society; one of the country’s largest adoption agencies, with operations covering much of the south-eastern region of the country. As well, the dioceses of Northampton and the diocese of Nottingham have ended their involvement in all adoption agencies in their respective locales. There remain ten other adoption agencies in Britain and Wales whose decisions are due to be released in the coming weeks as the 21-month period comes to a close.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/may/08052606.html


50 posted on 09/23/2010 4:51:50 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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