Update: This a correction to the misleading title that VVN gave this post. Maybe the title of the post should be revised to "UK court implies..." rather than "says". The Christian Institute out of the UK who is very concerned for the rights of Christians has this important message about the case in a post titled Christian Institute responds to foster carer court case: "The impression has been given that the High Court has ruled that Christians who believe that homosexuality is morally wrong cannot foster children. This is not true. No such ruling has been made. Christians are deeply concerned about the dramatic comments by the High Court judges in this case"
Update: Found this video report from CBNNews.com.
Apparently what God says about homosexuality in the Scriptures made these parents unfit for foster care in the UK. If you think the homosexual activist pushing their views on Christians is not a concern and the same sex marriage debate means nothing than think again.
Now I am sure there are many homosexuals that disagree with how many homosexual activists have been using the equality laws to treat Christians unequally but this type of activism is clearly dangerous to conscience rights and people of differing beliefs on sexuality and only favors one side.
For homosexuals that are struggling with homosexuality and what the Scriptures teach on the subject I would suggest checking out label Ex-Gay Testimonies. You will not find hate here at all. There is no call to bash homosexuals here but rather an option and reasons why what I believe to be God's option is the option to take. Also check out Unbelievable: Joel Osteen actually angers a group in our society. for more.
Here is portion of article describing the recent ruling click here for full article. Click here for actual judgment in the case.
The tax payer funded EHRC played an important role in this judgment. They intervened in the Johns case, and they suggested to the Court that a child should not, in their own words, be ‘infected’ with Christian moral beliefs. Suggesting that Christian moral beliefs on sexual ethics could ‘infect’ children is an extraordinary position for a statutory body to take. It is also deeply insulting both to the Johns, who have a proven track record of successfully raising children, and to Christians in general.
THE HIGH COURT IMPLICITLY UPHELD THIS SUBMISSION BY THE EHRC.
The judgment was greeted with disbelief and sadness today by Eunice and Owen Johns. In a statement, the couple said:
“We wanted to offer a loving home to a child in need. But because of this ruling we are unsure how we can continue the application process. We have been excluded because we have moral opinions based on our faith, and a vulnerable child has now probably missed the chance of finding a safe and caring home. We do not believe that our ordinary Christian moral views are infectious, contrary to what the Equality and Human Rights Commission believes. Being a Christian is not a crime and should not stop us from raising children. Today, it looks as though a child has missed out on a home.”
Christian Legal Centre Reaction
Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO of Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre said:
“The Johns are a mild mannered, ordinary Christian couple, yet they may never be able to foster children again. They were willing to love a child regardless of sexual orientation, but not willing to tell a young child that practising homosexuality was a positive thing. Now, a child has likely missed out on finding a home, at a time when there is a desperate shortage of willing parents.
“Eunice and Owen Johns have been humiliated and sidelined and told by a Government body (the EHRC) that their mainstream Christian views might “infect” children. They have also effectively been told by British Judges that their views may harm children.
“The Judges have claimed that there was no discrimination against the Johns as Christians because they were being excluded from fostering due to their sexual ethics and not their Christian beliefs. This claim that their moral beliefs on sex have nothing to do with their Christian faith is a clear falsehood made in order to justify their ruling. How can the Judges get away with this?
“What has happened to the Johns is part of a wider trend seen in recent years. The law has been increasingly interpreted by Judges in a way which favours homosexual rights over freedom of conscience. Significant areas of public life are now becoming out of bounds to Christians who do not want to compromise their beliefs. If Christian morals are harmful to children and unacceptable to the State, then how many years do we have before natural children start being taken away from Christians?
“At the Christian Legal Centre our clients have included, amongst many others, a nurse suspended for offering prayer; a Council worker suspended for talking about God to a client, a teacher suspended for offering prayer; a nurse forced off frontline nursing because she wouldn’t take off her cross. We have dealt with Civil Registrars who have been demoted because they did not want to officiate at civil partnerships, and a Christian counsellor who lost his job for not wanting to give sex therapy to homosexuals. In the last few years, several Catholic adoption agencies have been forced to close because they refused to place children with homosexual couples.
“There is a great imbalance in the law at the moment, resulting in ordinary people suffering. The situation must be addressed by Parliament as the Judiciary have failed to stand for civil liberties but have capitulated to the agenda of the homosexual rights lobby. We cannot have a society where you are excluded just because you don’t agree with the sexual ethics of the homosexual lobby. Britain is now leading Europe in intolerance against religious belief.”
Please join us at Christian Concern as we seek to take a stand against injustice and to defend the right to practice the Christian faith freely in public."
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