Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Adoption Madness in the UK

The U.K. is on the verge of pulling a Massachusetts on adoption. Not only is the government encouraging adoption by gays, there is a push within a divided government to require all adoption agencies to adopt to gays regardless of consciences.

As in Massachusetts, this may force the Roman Catholic Church to close its adoption agencies, and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has warned of that, receiving not a little flack in return.

To their credit, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to the Prime Minister and are supporting religious exemptions from gay adoption laws. Yes, they are getting flack for that, too.

I oppose allowing adoptions by gays, but I can understand allowing it. That may be thought better than a child remaining in the foster care system.

But to require all adoption agencies to adopt to gays or else is sheer madness. That is putting the gay agenda above the welfare of children and above the consciences of those doing good work for them and society.

Let’s pray common sense prevails.

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