Rob asked in the com box, what might happen if the Catholic Church in England and Wales is backed in to a corner over it’s adoption agencies being forced to allow the placement of children to homosexuals.
Reading back over Cardinal Cormac’s recent letter to the PM it would seem that the possible closure of all Catholic adoption agencies might well ensue. It would be appalling for so many non homosexual couples to be deprived of offering a loving home to adoptive children, but is there an alternative that does not compromise the position of the church?
Quotes from the recent letter from Cardinal Cormac to the PM state;
“We believe it would be unreasonable, unnecessary and unjust discrimination against Catholics for the Government to insist that if they wish to continue to work with local authorities, Catholic adoption agencies must act against the teaching of the Church and their own consciences,”
“He said it would be “an unnecessary tragedy if legislation forced the closure of these adoption services”.
From yesterday’s news however, Cardinal Cormac seems to be of the opinion that there might be a way for the Church to continue it’s work placing adoptive children, afterall.
“There may well be some way in which, without breaking the law, our Catholic services can continue in their work according to Catholic principles.
In other news…
A Christian Magistrate quit his job after working in the family courts for 15 years because he didn’t want to be put in a position whereby he would be forced to consider placing children with gay parents.
Mr McClintock claims that doing so would have contradicted his religious beliefs AND also his firm belief that it would not be in the best interests of the child to be raised by homosexuals.
“It has placed severe conscience issues on me and on my fellow magistrates. It is necessary for a stand to be made in order to maintain the integrity of the administration of justice.”