anti-life, anti-family, homosexualist
forces have said that pregnancy is a disease.
Now it is Christianity that is a disease?
What diseased minds they have!
to foster: Christianity an ‘infection?’
Chuck Colson | Mon Apr 04 12:14
EST | Opinion
4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- For 15 years, Owen and Eunice Johns
served as foster parents to British children.
Social workers praised them as “kind
and hospitable people” who “respond
sensitively to” children.
London’s High Court has just ruled
that the Johnses are unfit to foster.
reason: The Johnses are devout Christians,
and their views about homosexuality may
harm the children in their care. This
opinion echoes that Britain’s Equality
and Human Rights Commission, which, according
to the Daily Mail, claimed foster children
risked becoming “infected”
by the Johnses’ Christian beliefs.
case came about when the Johnses re-applied
to the Derby City Council to foster children
after taking a break. But instead of welcoming
them back with open arms, social workers
expressed concern that the couple’s
beliefs were in violation of the new Equality
Act Regulations, which protect the rights
Johnses could not believe that being Christians
automatically excluded them from caring
for children, and they asked for a clarification
of the law. Shockingly, the high court
determined that Christian beliefs about
homosexuality do indeed make citizens
unfit to foster children.
about what this means. Britain has a huge
Muslim population. Muslims, like Christians,
believe that homosexual conduct is immoral.
So do orthodox Jews. What the court is
saying is that Christians, Muslims, and
Jews are unfit to care for children simply
because of their religious beliefs.
effect, Britain now has a religion test
for citizens. How long will it be before
Christian citizens who want to coach youth
soccer leagues or become scout leaders
are told their views make them unwelcome?
How long before religious believers are
told they will not be hired as school
teachers, or allowed to adopt children?
may think our First Amendment will protect
us from this kind of thing happening here.
Think again. In the appeal of Proposition
8, in which California citizens voted
to keep marriage between one man and one
woman, Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that
Christian beliefs “harm gays and
in 1996, the Supreme Court overruled Colorado’s
Amendment Two, in which citizens revised
their Constitution to prohibit cities
from giving special rights from being
given to homosexuals. Justice Anthony
Kennedy claimed the law was based in “animus”
things are happening in a country founded
on the principle that citizens should
be allowed to hold whatever beliefs they
want, regardless of what their fellow
citizens think of them. But in recent
years Christians have been targeted again
and again by activist groups and judges
who support their agendas.
is why we must support the efforts of
Christian liberties groups like the Alliance
Defense Fund and the Becket Fund and others,
which defend the rights of all religious
believers. I also urge you to sign the
Manhattan Declaration to defend traditional
marriage, human life, and religious freedom.
we do nothing, if the church sits on the
sidelines, it won’t be long before
we find out that our religious rights
aren’t worth the paper the First
Amendment was printed on.
article reprinted with permission from
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