From the BBC
A Christian couple opposed to homosexuality have lost a court battle over their right to become foster carers.
Eunice and Owen Johns, 62 and 65, of Derby, said the city council did not want them to look after children because of their traditional views.
They claim they were “doomed not to be approved” due to their opinions.
The High Court ruled that laws protecting people from sexual discrimination should take precedence.The Pentecostal Christian couple had applied to Derby City Council to be respite carers.
They withdrew their application after a social worker expressed concerns when they said they could not tell a child a homosexual lifestyle was acceptable.
I wonder if I’m alone in thinking that there’s something not quite right about the way that this story has been presented? Read on, and you’ll learn that the couple were already successful foster parents. Listening to the couple in a radio interview this morning, their case seemed to have more to do with their opposition to gay equality laws than it did with the care of troubled children. Then I read of the involvement of the Christian Legal Centre, an organisation which appears to be committed to proving that Christians are being persecuted in Britain, and I’m forced to conclude that this couple have been cruelly used.