Thursday, 25 October 2007

Now followers of Christian teachings are being banned from fostering...


From Christian Concern for Our Nation: Committed Christian couple, Vince and Pauline Matherick, have been told they will not be reregistered as foster carers following their refusal to sign an Equality policy which forbids discrimination on the grounds of homosexuality. Mr Matherick, a 65 year old minster at South Chard Christian Church and his wife, Pauline, have been fostering since 2001 and have looked after 28 children. Earlier this year they were asked to agree to a new Equality policy which would require them to say that homosexual relationships were equal to heterosexual marriages if asked by a child about such relationships.

Mr Matherick explained that he and his wife had never discriminated against anybody, but that they would not teach children about the practice of homosexuality because the Bible condemns any kind of sexual practice outside of a marriage relationship.


[thanks to Catholic Action UK]

3 comments:

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

This Govt really doesn't want children to be cared for does it?
I've just had a run-in with Connexions (see my blog).
So much evil...

Philip said...

I couldn't believe this when I read it. But, should we expect any better from a government that proudly announced that there was no reason to reduce the legal gestational age for abortion from 24 weeks to 16 weeks (of course, there should be no abortion at any age). When did children become a fashion accessory or disposable commodity? I think it must have been when people turned away from God. Heaven, help us!

Psiomniac said...

I would rather this issue had been finessed, but alas it is the children in need of foster care that will lose out.
I can understand the morally consistent view of Pauline and her husband. I can also grasp the position of those who seek to prevent discrimination on the basis of contentious religious beliefs. I think it is a pity that a way round this could not be found.