Friday, November 2, 2012
Catholic Adoptions Forced To Comply in the UK
As has happened here in America, Catholic adoption services in the UK are now facing the same pressure from government, telling them that to retain their charity status they must comply with equality laws. The law applies to all charity organizations, that they must comply and not discriminate if they want to keep their tax exempt status. Doesn't tend to sit well with Catholic agencies...
Catholic Care, run by the Diocese of Leeds, wanted its adoption service to be made exempt from equality laws.
A judge has ruled the charity had failed to give convincing reasons why it should be allowed to do so.
Catholic Care said it would consider its position but could have to end the service as it would lose funding.
The charity - which has been placing children with adoptive parents for more than 100 years - was among 12 Catholic agencies in England and Wales forced to change their policy towards homosexual people due to equality laws passed in 2007.
Others have since closed or cut their ties with the Church.
Read More HERE