"The law itself is the problem: a law drawn up and passed by the glorified social workers who ruled and wrecked this country between 1997 and 2010. The Council’s particular concern was - gasp - that the couple’s view “did not equate” with Standard no. 7.1 of the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services: the duty to “value diversity and promote equality”."
'Value diversity and promote equality'. This is a very broad phrase. It can be given a whole variety of meanings. Yet in the times in which we live we all know it has the totalitarian intent of 'unpersoning' anyone who dissents from the Marxist kulturkampf of Political Correctness. The correctnick drafters of the legislation clearly had every confidence in today's subverted Judiciary to interpret their weaselspeak as intended. They were greatly rewarded in their confidence by Justices Munby and Beatson.
Were this phrase to be interpreted according to the democratic values of a free society - as British Courts should interpret any nebulous wording in legislation - regardless of recent laws to normalise homosexuality, the interests of the child could and would only remain paramount by allowing the Johns the right to still provide under 10s a loving and caring foster home.
In the extremely unlikely event an under 10 year old foster child placed in their care by Derby City Council expressed to them sexual feelings for members of their own sex, compassionate and loving carers would be perfectly capable of telling the child their Christian views on homosexuality while leaving the child feeling valued as an individual. Reasonable people have no difficulty in understanding this.
Instead, owing to the bigotry of the militant homosexual lobby now being enshrined in law - pending appeal -what is now the case is that a great deal of needy children have had their futures blighted by an already scarce amount of foster carers being made far more scarce by this ban on Christians.
If the Judgement of Munby and Beatson is allowed to stand on appeal, the imminent future we are now facing is that children can be taken away from their own parents if they tell them homosexuality is wrong and placed with homosexual 'carers' to 'undo the harm' they have had done to them.
'Carers' that will in all probability, have the same attitudes toward the young as this leading homosexual rights campaigner.
"ROS Coward (Why Dares to Speak says nothing useful, June 23) thinks it is “shocking” that Gay Men’s Press has published a book, Dares To Speak, which challenges the assumption that all sex involving children and adults is abusive. I think it is courageous."
Oh Brave New World.