Skip to comments.Christian beliefs DO lose out to gay rights: Judges' ruling against devout foster couple
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 authoritys 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.
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.
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Ping to your lists, please.
A lot of foster kids will pay the price for this ruling.
Unbelievable. Prayers up for these people.
During the case, the Equality and Human Rights Commission argued that children risk being infected by Christian moral views. Yesterday the retired couples 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.
Good for them for standing up.
I’m sure they’re being attacked verbally, at a minimum.
God have mercy on Britain.
Yeah, they look like they should be on some sort of terrorist watch list or something. Sheesh!
liberal idiot judges. Or poofters. Or both.
Done. If only there was a way we could support them.
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.
Descendent of an ex-subject
“America has looked EVIL in the face and embraced it”.
The Judge Eternal would say differently according to the Bible.
Rights don’t trump Christian values, period!
The children will be sent to gay nude reorientation camp
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.
Unless of course, you are Muslim.
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.
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.
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?
Meant to ask you to bump this to your list.
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”).
Why is a story from MARCH 2011 being posted now?.
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.
I agree it was a rubbish decision.
As its an old story, maybe you or admin should close the thread?.
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?
I’ll check, but I dont think so.
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