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Monday, 28 February 2011

The "disease" of Christian morality!

In a landmark decision, the British High Court has ruled that a Christian couple are unfit to be foster parents, in spite of an apparently un blemished record in raising four children of their own, and another fourteen foster children - many of whom are reported as keeping in touch with the couple they still refer to as 'Mum' and 'Dad'.
 
The stated reason behind this judgement is the simple fact that the couple involved are opposed to the practice of homosexuality, and stated that they would not teach any child in their care that such a lifestyle is perfectly acceptable!  Indeed, one newspaper report states that the couple were told, by the EHCR (Equalities and Human Rights Commission - the taxpayer funded Quango that provides the financial support for so many - if not all - of these pre-homosexuality, anti-Christian, legal cases), that their moral views might "infect" a child.  Since when did morality - of any flavour - become an infection?!  

In the same newspaper report, we read that Ben Summerskill, chief executive of the homosexual/lesbian/bisexual lobby group, Stonewall (is it so named, I wonder, because these perverse, unnatural, unions are incapable of producing life - it is, in effect, 'stonewalled'?) said: "We're delighted that the High Court's landmark decision has favoured 21st century decency above 19th century prejudice."   "21st century decency"!!!!!  Since when did such sexual activity as that indulged in by these sorry people - who continually bleat about tolerance for themselves, while constantly, and consistently, denying it to others - become worthy of the description "decent"?

Mr, Summerskill goes on to claim that the views of the couple in question "... aren't just out of step with the majority of people in modern Britain (I must have missed that particular referendum!), but those of many Christians, too.  If you wish to be involved in the delivery of a public service, you should be prepared to provide it fairly to anyone."   I wonder how Mr Summerskill defines the term "Christian"!  He certainly appears to have no idea as to its Biblical definition - a committed disciple of Jesus.  I would also like to see his documented evidence for that claim as well!  I know that neither I, nor any of my  Biblical Christian friends, have ever been canvassed for our opinion!  As for 'public service' - as a former foster-parent myself, I can assure Mr Summerkill that the fostering of children (many of whom have come from situations, and circumstances, that have left them extremely vulnerable) is much, much, more than a 'public service'!

So, once again, it would seem that an evil abomination has triumphed.  However, many of my readers will be aware of the book by American sociologist, Tony Campolo: "It's Friday - but Sunday's coming".  It's a reminder that, on the first Good Friday, everything looked black for the disciples of Jesus.  Their Master had been arrested, and crucified; and His body had been laid in a tomb.  Who was going to be next?  Then came Sunday - the first Easter Day; the Day of Resurrection!  What a difference that made to those cowed men and women.  Filled now with a fresh hope; shortly to be filled with the power of God the Holy Spirit; they went out to be those who "... turned the world upside-down." (Acts 17:6).

The days may be dark for the people of God.  The next move may well be to have the natural children of Christian parents removed from their care lest they, too, be 'infected with Christian moral values'!  Let the state look after them, and inculcate them with secular values - that have proved to be so beneficial to society at large (NOT!).  But we continue to take heart, because "... He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" (I John 4:4; RSV) and, as the old chorus reminded us: "God is still on the throne".

One final thought - when will the first case of prospective Muslim foster-parents being denied the opportunity to provide a loving caring home because they, too, would not be prepared to teach any child in their care that a homosexual/lesbian/bisexual lifestyle is perfectly acceptable, come to court?  I await that case with interest!

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