Thursday, June 01, 2006

Making Christian Adoption Agencies Illegal

It's starting...the unforeseen consequences of making gay marriage legal and putting gay relationshions in parity with heterosexual marriage. In Massachusetts, you can't be a Christian adoption service provider because you are forced to put children in the homes of homosexual couples even if it violates your basic religious principles. This has caused Catholic Charities to stop their longstanding service of helping orphans and adoption candidates to find permanent homes.

When we fought to keep our local government from writing into ordinances "anti-discrimination" rules for homosexuals, we were called bigots. But it's clear that any effort to put homosexuals in a protected class, along with those based on gender and color, leads down this road.

These types of laws put religious organizations in the precarious position of violating their own belief systems to adhere to the law--which is a heavy-handed way for government to strip away our religious liberties.

Believe it or not, I know gay people--and they have adopted children. I think they are very nice people and I believe they are better parents than many heterosexual couples out there. It's not a natural system of parenting...that's for sure...but it's better than children being placed in foster home after foster home, and it's better than being placed with an abusive or neglectful heterosexual home. But here comes the big BUT...

But religious organizations shouldn't be forced to violate their beliefs to make such adoptions possible. They should be free to find good heterosexual homes--the IDEAL situation for children--and continue to do their terrific service to their communities and families.

Here's a good column on the situation in Massachusetts.

It's very important that you support any efforts to protect the sanctity of marriage. If we lose marriage, it's not a far leap before government forces Christian institutions to provide housing, adoption services, etc. to gay couples in clear violation of their religious liberties.


At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dope, the "Government" can't force churches to do anything like place adopted kids in incompatible homes. Havent your heard of "Separationion of church and state! Idiot


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