A Roman Catholic adoption agency in the U.K. refused to send children to the homes of gay couples.
But anti-discrimination laws have prevailed. I had a *huge* smile on my face as I read this article:
Catholic Care wants exemption from new anti-discrimination laws so it can comply with Church teaching ruling out homosexual couples as adoptive parents.
The Charity Commission said gay people were suitable parents and religious views did not justify discrimination.
The Leeds-based charity said it was “very disappointed” and might appeal.
Catholic Care — which had been placing children with adoptive parents for more than 100 years — was among a dozen Catholic agencies in England and Wales forced to change their policy towards homosexual people by the equality laws passed in 2007.
Aww… not equality laws! They always get in the way, don’t they?
There’s the Catholic Church in a nutshell for you: fighting tolerance and ignoring abuse.
You would hope they care more about the best interests of the children instead of their personal prejudices. Those kids need homes and gay couples would be just as welcoming as straight ones.
(Thanks to Vanessa for the link!)