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They are devoted foster parents with an unblemished record of caring for almost 30 vulnerable children.
But Vincent and Pauline Matherick will this week have their latest foster son taken away because they have refused to sign new sexual equality regulations.
To do so, they claim, would force them to promote homosexuality and go against their Christian faith.
The 11-year-old boy, who has been in their care for two years, will be placed in a council hostel this week and the Mathericks will no longer be given children to look after.
Originally posted by infinite
it's from the Daily Mail, so I wouldn't believe it. Especially since the paper makes up lies about the European Union
Earlier this year, Somerset County Council's social services department asked them to sign a contract to implement Labour's new Sexual Orientation Regulations, part of the Equality Act 2006, which make discrimination on the grounds of sexuality illegal.
Officials told the couple that under the regulations they would be required to discuss same-sex relationships with children as young as 11 and tell them that gay partnerships were just as acceptable as heterosexual marriages.
Originally posted by Alexander the o.k.
The U.S. is headed in this direction rapidly.
2) Behavior: You will not behave in an abusive, hateful and/or racist manner
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
This is the government dictating what these foster parents believe in.
The government are punishing them for their religious beliefs.