Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Brave New Britain

"We have a good track record as foster parents, but because we are Christians with mainstream views on sexual ethics, we are apparently unsuitable as foster parents," said Eunice Johns, subject of this story — British court says Christian couple can't adopt due to beliefs.

Andrea Williams, director of the U.K.-based Christian Legal Centre, asks "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?"

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Blogger David Lindsay said...

The case of the Derby couple told that they may no longer foster children is not about homosexuality. Very little is. Rather, it is about the ruling that Christianity forms no part of the basis of the law.

Read that last sentence over again. Think about it, not least in historical terms: Gin Lane, opium dens, seven-day working weeks, horrific factory conditions, the slave trade. And ponder today's Britain within the wider globalised context. But that was what was ruled on Monday: Christianity forms no part of the basis of the law.

So, without our ever having been asked, we woke up yesterday living in an entirely different country.

1:52 AM  
OpenID danightman said...

If Christianity is deemed so harmful to foster children as to preclude Christians from caring for them, or from adopting, then will it be long before the mere raising of a child by a Christian couple be enough to merit a knock on the door at midnight, and the whisking away of said child?

Not long indeed, I suspect. Especially if you home-school your children. Families have had their children taken from them for precisely that reason in Sweden.

11:09 AM  

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