Alex Blaze

Christians can't adopt

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 31, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

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"It may not be long before local authorities decide that Christians cannot look after some of the most vulnerable children in our society, simply because they disapprove of homosexuality."

--A spokesman for the the Christian Legal Centre, in appealing a case of a UK Christian couple denied foster parenting because they're homophobic

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Richard W. Fitch | November 1, 2010 1:51 AM

Here is another case where Fundamentalists are convinced that their interpretation of their book out trumps the law of the land. What I have read of the UK equality codes gives me confidence that a truly Christian foster home can be found where 21st century intelligence is the guide and not pre-scientific bigotry.

I think it's entirely appropriate to consider any sort of radical fundamentalists -- not just religious ones, anti-religious fanaticism can be just as bad -- to be categorically unfit parents.

Bill Mccarron | November 1, 2010 8:43 AM

I think we put too much credence in a total philosophy and its adherents. Individuals can change, but the leaders can't and maintain the positions of leadership and power by changing.

I have a dusty bottle of champaigne in reserve; for when that 'day' arrives :)