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Christian beliefs DO lose out to gay rights: Judges' ruling against devout foster couple
The Daily Mail ^

Posted on 12/04/2012 4:51:47 PM PST by annalex

A Christian couple facing a foster parenting ban because of their views on homosexuality were told by a court yesterday that gay rights ‘should take precedence’ over their religious beliefs.

Owen and Eunice Johns heard that their values could conflict with the local authority’s duty to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare’ of those in foster care. The grandparents have already fostered 15 children and were praised by social workers as ‘kind and hospitable people’ who ‘respond sensitively’ to youngsters.

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The Pentecostal Christians, who have been carers since 1992, had applied to Derby City Council in 2007 to restart fostering after a break. But social workers raised concerns that their attitudes to homosexuality would conflict with the new Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; homosexualandstate; lavendermafia; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren


Beliefs: The couple, pictured outside the High Court yesterday, said they were not homophobic but did not recognise civil partnerships between gay couples

1 posted on 12/04/2012 4:51:53 PM PST by annalex
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To: wagglebee; narses; NYer; Salvation

Ping to your lists, please.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 4:53:08 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

A lot of foster kids will pay the price for this ruling.

Astonishing !


3 posted on 12/04/2012 4:55:05 PM PST by Mears
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To: annalex

Unbelievable. Prayers up for these people.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 4:56:30 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: annalex
During the case, the Equality and Human Rights Commission argued that children risk being ‘infected’ by Christian moral views. Yesterday the retired couple’s request for a ruling that faith should not be a bar to becoming a carer was denied at the High Court in London. Their case was heard by one of the most senior members of the family court, Lord Justice Munby, who was sitting alongside Mr Justice Beeston. It was ruled that there was no discrimination against them as Christians but that their views on sexual morality may be ‘inimical’ – or harmful – to children. In that situation, they ruled: ‘The equality provisions concerning sexual orientation should take precedence.’



High Court Judges Lord Justice Munby (left) and Mr Justice Beatson ruled that laws protecting people from discrimination because of their sexual orientation 'should take precedence' over the right not to be discriminated against on religious grounds.

5 posted on 12/04/2012 4:56:53 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

Good for them for standing up.

I’m sure they’re being attacked verbally, at a minimum.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 4:58:24 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: annalex

God have mercy on Britain.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 4:58:33 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

Yeah, they look like they should be on some sort of terrorist watch list or something. Sheesh!


8 posted on 12/04/2012 4:59:34 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: annalex

liberal idiot judges. Or poofters. Or both.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 5:00:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Bigg Red

Done. If only there was a way we could support them.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 5:15:35 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: annalex

Dear queen Liz - as monarch and ruler of Great Britain and head of the Church of England just thought you would like to know that there’s something not quite lining up in your courtyard.
Yours,
Descendent of an ex-subject


11 posted on 12/04/2012 5:16:06 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: annalex

“America has looked EVIL in the face and embraced it”.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 5:19:01 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Oops! This is Britain.
13 posted on 12/04/2012 5:21:30 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: annalex

The Judge Eternal would say differently according to the Bible.

Rights don’t trump Christian values, period!


14 posted on 12/04/2012 5:26:52 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: annalex

The children will be sent to gay nude reorientation camp


15 posted on 12/04/2012 5:46:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: annalex

Those judges will burn in hell for denying God and His will. I truly despise the gay lobby. F’n bastards the lot of them.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 5:54:31 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: annalex
Beatson ruled that laws protecting people from discrimination because of their sexual orientation 'should take precedence' over the right not to be discriminated against on religious grounds.

Unless of course, you are Muslim.

17 posted on 12/04/2012 5:56:01 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Mears

Foster Parents make a lot of money doing this. You can literally be foster parents and never have to work which quite a few do. It is a shame that they will lose their financial health over this stupid ruling.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 6:31:29 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: annalex

They look like such nice people. What a rotten shame this was done to them and to the foster kids! I don’t know what this world is coming to.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 7:16:35 PM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: annalex

Is it just me but doesn’t the dude with that white wig that looks like a rat nest. Doesn’t he look a little like Barney Frank?


20 posted on 12/04/2012 7:36:14 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: little jeremiah

Meant to ask you to bump this to your list.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 5:39:29 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: itsahoot

Never forget, promotion of “gay rights” is simply the way the left shakes their fists in the face of God (the true God, not “Allah”).


22 posted on 12/05/2012 5:43:33 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: annalex

Why is a story from MARCH 2011 being posted now?.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 11:31:08 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Thanks, I did not notice that it is old news. It was referred to in a forum I follow as new.

So Britain is going to hell in a hand basket faster than I realized.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 5:38:18 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

LOL
Fair enough.

I agree it was a rubbish decision.

As its an old story, maybe you or admin should close the thread?.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 4:49:35 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

It is not classified as breaking or extended news and the section allows for “activism”. Resisting the gay agenda and being informed of their methods is very much a relevant topic for all of us.

If you wish, contact the administrator; I wouldn’t be able to “close the thread” even if I wanted to.

Are there any later developments in the case that we need to know about?


26 posted on 12/06/2012 5:20:37 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

I’ll check, but I dont think so.


27 posted on 12/06/2012 8:34:40 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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