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Foster child to be taken away because Christian couple refuse to teach him about homosexuality

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posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 06:09 AM
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Foster child to be taken away because Christian couple refuse to teach him about homosexuality


www.dailymail.co.uk

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.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 06:09 AM
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What do you folks think about this?
Is this an acceptable policy,or is it the PC brigade gone mad?
Should these people be allowed to continue to foster kids or not?

www.dailymail.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 07:41 AM
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Of course they should still be allowed to foster.

[edit on 25-10-2007 by johnb]



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 07:47 AM
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welll...

it's from the Daily Mail, so I wouldn't believe it. Especially since the paper makes up lies about the European Union



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 08:38 AM
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posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 08:52 AM
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reply to post by Alexander the o.k.
 



You sound like Fred Phelps. Any relation?

Ont topic: What are "sexual equality regulations"?


[edit on 10/25/2007 by Griff]



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 08:55 AM
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Wow, got a chip on your shoulder?

re OP:
Ridiculous story, especially given their record. Foster kids shouldn't have to be brought up with morality dictated by the govt. They should try to have as normal a life as anybody else, and if the cards you are dealt are those guys as your parents, then thats your family and your slice of life.

If the kid complained about it, then that might be another issue. Responsible parents should teach their children if they ask and give them the family's opinions, and allow the kid to make up their own mind.

In this case the family doesn't believe it is necessary to bring up the subject, nor does it believe that they should have to regurgitate the governments position. And that, I think, is alright - as long as they aren't promoting hatred.



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 09:01 AM
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This is the government dictating what these foster parents believe in.
The government are punishing them for their religious beliefs.

Is that not discrimination?

Fine for the government to discriminate,but if any member of the public does the same its jail time.

Very screwed up IMO.



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
welll...

it's from the Daily Mail, so I wouldn't believe it. Especially since the paper makes up lies about the European Union


The story has been in several other newspapers as well iirc?

personally i think the kid should just be allowed to develop his/her own view's as they grow into adulthood rather than haveing a pro this or anti that agenda rammed down their throat.



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 09:04 AM
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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.


Am I missing something? Is this part of their education? Are the kids home schooled or something? As a gay man, I respect their right to not have to agree with homosexuality. But to take away the foster kids because of it? I don't see how that is going to help.

I was brought up being told homosexuality was a sin and abhorant from God. I still turned out to be gay. Indoctrinating children with this way or that way will not change their sexuality.

But, again, what I do think is abhorent is these people's lives being torn apart by the "thought police".



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 09:23 AM
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My previous post was perfectly legitimate, and had valid points.
It was censored by sanctum, with no citation of T&C!
More thought police at work.
Interesting....

edit:
On topic, Mrdead is 100% on target with "Foster kids shouldn't have to be brought up with morality dictated by the govt..."
And I would add to that "or any kid, or adult for that matter".
Thought police again.

Since when has morality been a government function?

The U.S. is headed in this direction rapidly.


[edit on 25-10-2007 by Alexander the o.k.]



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 09:49 AM
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Refusing to teach them about homosexuality is preferable to them being taught its an illness or something.

They are the parents, its up to them to teach the kids what they feel they need to teach them.

If I was a parent, I wouldnt teach kids about homosexuality either unless they specifically asked about it and Im an atheist.

Id like to see this couple turn it around and sue the council for persecuting them over their religious beliefs.



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by Alexander the o.k.
The U.S. is headed in this direction rapidly.



I hope not. I will stand up and fight for your right to have your opinions. Even though you call me and my kind "fag". Would you do the same for me?


The reason for the removal and warn is I'm sure because you violated the # 2 terms and conditions that you agreed to abide by when signing into this forum.


2) Behavior: You will not behave in an abusive, hateful and/or racist manner



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 09:59 AM
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Is it now mandatory for ALL parents to teach their children about Alternative Sexual lifestyles too? I think not.

This is just another bunch of idiotic PC brigade wasters dreaming up crap to justify their own taxpayer funded salaries.



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 10:00 AM
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Good points Flyer,
I would try to prosecute the council if this happened to me,
they are just trying to control everything these days-surely its up to parents to teach their kids what they believe to be appropriate.



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 10:13 AM
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Yes. Flyer has an excellent point.

If you think it can't be done, see this thread

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Where the plaintiff not only won, but the Gub has been ordered to pay restitution to the plaintiff.
The Gub was in clear violation of it's own laws.
Apparently, it can be done.

Is there now a Dept. of Morality in London?

(Rhetorical question
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posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 11:21 AM
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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.


Until the parents adopt the kids, the goverment owns the children. When the parents adopt, they agree to any terms set forth by the contract, and if it included teaching their kids about homosexuality, then they knowingly signed it but chose not to fulfill their agreement.

[edit on 25-10-2007 by DJMessiah]



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 11:35 AM
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But still,why is it OK for the gov. to discriminate against these folks on what is a purely religious belief?

We are after all led to believe that our government practices religious tolerance...



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 11:37 AM
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Just because it's equality, shouldn't mean it has to be taught. Another case I guess where the Constitution's freedom of religion loses the case.



posted on Oct, 25 2007 @ 11:42 AM
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I believe that the government (or any establishment) should not even touch on the issue of homosexuality until homosexuality is welcomed into the echelons of power, regardless of tauntings.

Basically, don't tell other people what to do unless you've walked in their shoes.

However i do share some sympathy for the foster parents - just because they're christians doesn't mean we should persecute them.

Why the hell should they be forced to teach kids about homosexuality?

And that is my issue; All too often the government is forcing information down the throats of the youth of tomorrow, it's despicable to the extreme.

We don't even know how these christians would react to homosexuality.

But yeah - Daily mail; infact i have the news article.



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