Christian Couple Denied Adoption of Foster Children Over Opposition to Homosexual Parenting

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A Christian couple in the U.K. has reportedly been denied their request to adopt two foster children in their care after they told social workers that the juveniles needed a mother and a father, and not two daddies.

According to reports, the couple, which has not been identified, has been looking after the children since early 2016 and has sought to adopt the youth themselves. They had initially been turned down because their house was too small.

When they were later told by a social worker that two men had expressed interest, the couple “expressed a degree of shock and asked if this was a ‘joke.'” They also said that it would be hard to explain the concept to one of the children who had said he was “waiting for a new mummy.”

Two days later, the couple moved forward again to adopt the children themselves, stating that they believed it would be too hard on the children to be removed a second time from people that they loved.

“They said immediately, We want to look after them. We want to adopt them; we love them,” Andrea Williams of Christian Concern told Premier. “They’re thriving in our care. They’re thriving with a mum and a dad, and this is not the situation we want for them. We believe the best interest of the child will be served if they stay with us.”

However, the couple was rejected and told that “having heard that the prospective adopters were a same-sex couple, you shared some opinions in relation to this proposed placement which are concerning … as these views could be detrimental to the long-term needs of the children.”

But the husband and wife, who have biological children of their own, don’t believe anything they said was wrong.

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“We are Christians and we expressed the view that a child needs a mother and a father. We expressed our views in modest, temperate terms based on our Christian convictions,” the father told the Sunday Times. “We love everyone (regardless of [their attractions]) and we love the children and believe that they would benefit from the foundation offered by a mother and a father.”

The couple has now appealed the denial, stating that they are being treated wrongfully and that what is best for the children is not truly being taken into account.

“The decision … appears discriminatory to us and not related to the children’s needs,” the father said. “The children love us: we love them. All the reports show that we are a loving, caring and stable family. What more could a child need?”


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  • Amos Moses

    Destruction of a country by homosexual “marriage” and its supporters ……………

    • Jenny Ondioline

      Which has not happened once with any other country to adopt homosexual marriage. It’s real and legal, no need to use scare quotes.

      • Amos Moses

        homosexual “marriage” has destroyed all countries that have legalized it ….. and just because it has not happened yet does not by any means alter that ….. just because Canada has not fallen yet ….. does not mean it wont ….. and when the US falls for legalizing it …… so will Canada …… and all the rest of Europe will fall when they legalize it ………

        it is a result of homosexuals thinking they are now a superior uber-mench and possess power in their own right …. that kind of power corrupts an already corrupt practice ….. they are already doing it in Canada and in this country ………. its sympathizers are assisting ….. we have a candidate for president who is a satanist and pedophile … exposed as such by wikileaks ….. and those people on that side do not seem to care if she is …… cataclysm will follow …..

        • Kyler Phoenix

          That was odd drivel.

          • Amos Moses

            that is an odd comment on your own comment while you are making said comment ….. brain explosion ………..

          • Kyler Phoenix

            How so?

          • Amos Moses

            knew you would not get it ……….

          • Kyler Phoenix

            Whats to get?

          • Kyler Phoenix

            Care to elaborate Sandi?

    • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

      No. This is the destruction of children. This is an offense to little ones that believe. The reprobates need to justify their sentence of eternal fire, and they are going the extra mile down the broad way.

      • johndoe

        They have no need to justify that which doesnt exist

      • Amos Moses

        Yep … thats how you destroy a country … you attack its weakest members …………..

  • Liz Litts

    I am always hearing about how ‘christians don’t care about the children who need homes” well here ya go–a family being denied because they are not PC enough

    • Kyler Phoenix

      How so?

  • Reason2012

    It shows how the homosexual activists HATE children and just use them as pawns to promote their agenda on the rest of society.

    • johndoe

      There’s absolutely nothing in that article or anywhere else that shows that homosexuals hate children.

      • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

        It’s in the article. To give a child that is “waiting for a new mummy” two sodomites instead is hate. Heartless cruel hate.

        • johndoe

          I agree but it doesnt mean that the gay community hates children..
          That’s absurd

          • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

            I can only conclude that the sodomites who want to heartlessly destroy the child’s dream of family and callously crush his hopes for a mother are not part of “the gay community”. If this horrible child would just get with the programme and learn how to enjoy perverse sex, that would suit you better.

          • Kyler Phoenix

            Odd drivel. You seem full of hate and in need of therapy and an education.

          • johndoe

            Sodomites? Too funny. Its the agency that is making the decision…not the gay couple. Im a married man of 17yrs with daughters.. Your bigotry betrays you.

          • Watchman on the Wall

            Your reply is unbelievable. “Do you let your kids watch…” What a total waste of word power that stupidity is. I’ve seen you post, on other sites, and you always seem to do the same thing. You throw out absurd statements and try reflecting back to the person you are insulting. You present no credible evidence for your statements and rely on straw man arguments, insinuations and flat out slander to silence any who you don’t agree with. I just wanted you to know that there are people on here, like myself, that notice what you do….you are not getting away unseen.

          • johndoe

            The statement in question was related to a post above that I see has been edited. I DONT CARE IF YOU’RE WATCHING OR NOT…LOL!

    • Kyler Phoenix

      Use them as pawns? That is what the hetero couple is doing. When did the hetero couple decide to adopt?

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Western secularism being completely destructive against the society itself. The Westerners need Christianity for salvation and morality.

    • johndoe

      Secularism isnt any more destructive than christianity

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Christianity saves people and makes them pursue the truth and purity and appreciate God’s love. Secularism corrupts people and enslaves them to selfishness and greed and decadence. No God = No goodness.

        • johndoe

          Not at all. Secularism has always bern part of America. Gods aren’t needed for goodness .

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. Christianity alone is America’s goodness. Secularism promotes death and immorality.

          • johndoe

            No it doesn’t. You have no proof of that. America’s goodness lies within its people not your religion

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. Americans are immoral if they are not Christian. All secular nations are that way.

          • johndoe

            Nope.

  • Nidalap

    That’s a very tiny step away from deciding that biological children should be removed for the same reasons…

    • Kyler Phoenix

      Whats that?

  • Robert

    Being raised by homosexuals or ax murders or cannibals . What’s wrong with any of it. What could go wrong ?

    • johndoe

      Really? Homosexuals are now the same as axe murderers and cannibals? Where do you people come up with this ridiculousness?

      • Fang

        Plenty of gay serial killers.
        – Omar Mateen, 49 killed, 53 injured, June 2016
        – Jeffrey Dahmer, murdered and dismembered at least 17 males, 1978-1991
        – The two DC snipers, John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, were homosexual lovers, and together they killed ten people and injured 3 more, 2002.
        – Vester Flanagan, August 26, 2015, murdered 2, injured 1
        – John Wayne Gacy, murdered 33 boys and young men, 1972-78
        – William Bonin, the Freeway Killer in California, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 21 young men and boys 1979-80
        – Joseph E. Duncan III, raped at least 17 males, murdered 3, 1998-2005
        – Larry Eyler, the Interstate Killer, 23 males, 1982-84
        – Andrew Cunanan, murdered 5 (including Gianni Versace), 1997
        – Randy Steven Kraft, murdered 65, 1971-83, the “Score Card Killer”
        – Patrick Kearney and David D. Hill, murdered at least 28 (possibly as many as 43), 1968-77
        – Wayne Williams, murdered at least 23, 1979-81
        – Dean Corll, David Brooks, and Elmer Henley, murdered at least 278 1970-73
        – Juan Corona, murdered 27, 1971
        – Vaughn Greenwood, murdered at least 11, 1974-75, the “Skid Row Slasher”
        – Michael Terry, 6 murdered, 1985-86
        – Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole, murdered at least 12, late 1970s, early 1980s
        – Richard Speck, murdered at least 8, 1966
        – Paul Bateson, 6 murdered, 1977-78
        – Arthur Gary Bishop, 5 murdered, 1984
        – Westley Allan Dodd, at least 3 boys murdered, 1989
        – David Edward Maust, 5 murdered, 1974-2003
        – Donald Harvey, the “Angel of Death,” murdered at least 25, 1970-71, but claims to have murdered more than 87 people, mostly by poisoning. He also poisoned his husband, and infected some hospital patients with hepatitis B and HIV.
        – Michael Swango, murdered at least 35, 1983-97, “Doctor of Death”
        Total 687 murders, 27 gay serial killers, between 1970 and 2016.

        Floyd Corkins famously attempted to murder staff at the Family Research Council on Aug 15, 2012, shot a security guard. Sentenced to 25 years in prison. Corkins told police he had intended to kill “as many as possible.” He was carrying a bag of 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and claimed he intended to smear them in his victims’ faces.

        Pretty impressive.

        • johndoe

          Plenty of straight serial killers. Desperate much?

        • Kyler Phoenix

          So? Many more hetero ones.

      • Amos Moses

        they are all equally sinful ………..

  • Dan Jones

    They may not be Christians because Christ demands that anyone who wants to follow him must walk away from sin…

  • Brenda Webb

    Man’s agenda which belongs to the world has become more popular than ever. This has been very evident in the election this year as well as the numerous protests. There is a cost to be paid when we neglect the principles of biblical values. Adults and children are confused. There is no human being born (other than cloned) who has been born without a mother’s egg fertilized by a man’s sperm. Period. There’s a reason for that. Too bad there is not a genius opinion that stand up to the weight of GOD’S Word. This was completely discriminatory to the foster parents who loved the children. Discrimination without a purpose except for evil and changing the lives of the children forever in what they thought was true and possible.