A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Tony Blair thinks he has obtained a compromise situation over the gay adoption rules. Today the House of Lords will debate the issue. It is hardly likely not to pass, because the LibDems and Labour peers are all being coerced into action. Blair says that the 21 month period is for adjustment. He hopes that the extra time will allow expertise and knowledge to be passed onto the secular sector, rather than being lost altogether. This is a vain hope, I fear.

The secular authorities have little patience with "difficult cases". The Catholic Church may well be able to pass on expertise, but can it pass on faith and love? I suspect not. The whole ethos is what this is about, not just a manual on how to do things. I tend to doubt if the secular authorities will cope. Children will be passed from one case worker to another. They will be sucked into the system.

I hope I'm proved wrong, but at this time my antennae tell me that these children are being sacrificed for political expediency and the rather agggressive agenda of a tiny minority. Time will tell if the secular adoption agencies will be able to place "difficult cases" and that the children do not remain incarcerated in children's homes until they are old enough to fend for themselves.


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