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Monday, July 20, 2009

No Christian can be on an adoption panel!

Northamptonshire County Council, bowing to the New Labour doctrines, has barred a Christian doctor from an adoption panel. Dr Sheila Matthews was told that her beliefs on gay adoption were incompatible with equality legislation and council policies. The paediatrician had asked to be allowed to abstain from voting in cases involving same-sex couples. But that led to her being barred from the panel altogether.

The married mother of one said she had been "made to pay for being honest and upholding my personal integrity. I don't feel that placing children for adoption with same-sex couples is the best place for them," said the 50-year-old doctor. "As a Christian, I don't believe it's it's an appropriate lifestyle and I don't believe the outcomes for children would be as good as if they were placed with heterosexual couples."

It seems now that Christians cannot go anywhere near social policy or child welfare, even if they seek to abstain from majority opinion. As far as Northampton County Council is concerned the very mindset of a Christian is to be deplored. As I understand it, Dr.Matthews was not trying to prevent this homosexual couple from adopting, just expressing her views.

It is a sorry state we have come to when county councils are run by self-righteous apparatchiks who believe it is their way or the highway!

3 comments:

It is not that no Christians can be on the panel, it is that no bigots can be.
For the most part those are not synonymous terms.

Well that rules out the vast majority of people calling themselves Christian. Plus it would apply to Muslims, Jews and others.

That leaves secularists, liberal-minded people who take a flexible approach to Christian teaching, and homosexuals themselves.

I'm surprised you think this good doctor is a bigot. Maybe the bigotry is on the other foot?

Jaz,

what's the definition of bigot you're working from?

anyone who doesn't share your particular view?

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