Thursday, March 16, 2006

Adoption and the Gay Agenda

We all know that when anyone accepts anything from the government it can expect attached strings. While the accepted commodity is typically understood to be money, in this case, however, it isn't money that is coming with the strings, it is special needs foster children for adoption--a commodity that you would think comes with enough strings.

So, after 100 years of placing special needs foster children in permanent homes, Catholic Charities of Boston is getting out of the adoption business. Why? Because they cannot in good conscience operate with the strings now attached to foster children--namely that in order continue operating, they must be willing to place children in the homes of adoptive gay parents.

Jeff Jacoby in Townhall discusses the issue and why one leftist organization, Human Rights Campaign, is falsely accusing Catholic Charities of Boston of operating in a way that apparently Human Rights Campaign feels only it should operate.

Caught between the rock of Catholic teaching, which regards such adoptions as "gravely immoral," and Massachusetts regulations, which bar adoption agencies from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, the Boston Archdiocese had hoped to obtain a waiver on religious-freedom grounds. But when legislative leaders refused to consider the request, the archdiocese was left with no option but to end a ministry it had been performing for a century.

Whereupon the Human Rights Campaign issued its news release. It was headlined "Boston Catholic Charities Puts Ugly Political Agenda Before Child Welfare," and a more perfect illustration of psychological projection would be hard to imagine.
This is about as cut and dry as you can get it. A blatant example of spoiled adults putting their desires ahead of the basic needs of foster children.

Who gains here?

(We all know who loses.)

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