Good news. I am blogging for a second time today. Bad news. I may appear to be “one of those people.”
According to the BBC, a Christian couple have been refused the right to foster a child because of their views on homosexuality. I am not in favour of this decision and think that there are some questions which need to be answered:
- Would a Muslim couple be similarly banned?
- Are prospective foster parents allowed to harbour any of their own views or opinions? Or is this another example of the Henry Ford – “you can have any view you like so long as it’s mine” - school of tolerance and freedom?
- Resources are scarce and I have seen numerous adverts for foster care recently, suggesting that new carers are desperately needed. So why are we wasting time and money taking someone to court and banning them from fulfilling a much needed role?
I hope that the smug idiot who imposed his or her own views in this manner enjoys their self-righteous feeling of being “caring” and “tolerant.”