Thursday, July 13, 2006

British Bishops: U.K. Sex Equality Law "Threatens Catholic Adoption Agencies"

(Hat tip: Catholic World News)

A repeat of what happened to Catholic Charities in Massachusetts taking place in the U.K:
Roman Catholic adoption agencies that place hundreds of children each year could be forced to close if the Government pushes through legislation aimed at ending discrimination against gays, the Catholic bishops warned yesterday.

In a critical official submission, the bishops said that unless the Church was given exemptions from the proposed regulations, the agencies would be penalised if they refused to place children with gay couples.

They argued that draft regulations failed to distinguish between homophobia and religious conviction, and warned that the regulations would also have a detrimental impact on a range of Church organisations, from schools to parishes.


Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
UK: Churches "Could be Forced to Bless Gay Weddings"

The Coming Persecution of Churches Over "Gay Marriage"

The Coming Conflict Between Same-Sex "Marriage" and Religious Liberty

Let Catholic Charities Be Catholic

Decision of Catholic Charities to Pull Out of Adoptions Reverberates

Catholic League Says Gay Adoption Issue Spurring Anti-Catholic Bigotry

Boston Archdiocese Drops Adoption Services


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