Will Christian Adoption Be Banned?

Posted By on March 4, 2011

This is a sobering story from the UK that has been making the rounds:

Mrs. Johns, 62, and Mr. Johns, 65, live in the United Kingdom. They’ve raised four children and have been foster parents to a total of 15. By every measure they’ve done a terrific job. From the beginning of their fostering adventure, they’ve seen their noble calling rooted in Christian conviction. They have epitomized and embraced the words of James: “to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27).

But now that same Christian faith that motivated them to foster parent in the first place is being cited as reason to declare them ineligible to foster parent anymore.

Why?

Simply put, Mr. and Mrs. Johns believe in traditional Christian teachings, including that heterosexual marriage is God’s ideal and that sex outside of biblical marriage between a man and a woman is a sin. As parents, they’ve obviously shared these beliefs with children in their care, and therein lies the crux of the matter.

According to the UK High Court which ruled earlier this week, the government can now mandate that foster parents communicate and demonstrate positive attitudes toward homosexuality. In other words, because the Johns’ hold a biblical perspective on this issue, they are somehow a threat to the general welfare of children.

Read the entire piece HERE.

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3 Responses to “Will Christian Adoption Be Banned?”

  1. ladyscott says:

    This is sad and definitely a sign of the times. But, what I’m wondering is what if there is a professing Christian child in the foster/adoption system who gets placed with a homosexual or homosexual couple against his beliefs or even against his will?

  2. Darcy M. says:

    So, so sad….for those parents and for the precious child who may miss out on a loving home. It scares me when I read this like this. Governments are slowly taking away our rights as individuals, as Christians, and so many people are being deceived!

  3. SandraJ says:

    This is not only in the UK, it is here in the U.S. as well. My husband and I are foster parents in California and when we went through our certification training we were subjected to many politically correct teachings and agendas. The same as this article mentions. While we were never told we are not allowed to share our Christian beliefs we were encouraged to openess and acceptability of certain things that go against our beliefs.

    This saddens me that the courts stepped in the story and is basically preventing Christians from adopting. They will be losing many good foster parents in the process.

    Sandra

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