No Fostering Kids if you can’t teach them Homosexuality is right!

The world has changed so much and who knows, maybe this is just the beginning of the strange changes.

A Christian couple in UK (Eunice and Owen Jones) have recently been denied the right to be Foster parents because they do not believe homosexuality is moral – that is according to God’s Word. So, it’s their beliefs.

A social worker raised concerns when they said they could not tell a child a "homosexual lifestyle" was acceptable. The couple are obviously upset about it, all they wanted was to offer a loving home to a child in need and they have a good track record as foster parents.

The Judge stated their views might harm the children. In effect, some kids are missing out on a loving home because some Judge thinks they ought to be taught that Homosexuality is right. (there are many christian fostering parents).

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Eunice Jones 62 and Owen Jones 65

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¸.·'★ So… should we leave the kids who need a loving home to do without it, may be roam the streets and eventually find themselves turning to crime or being taken advantage of, if they are females – all in the name of having to accept Homosexuality is right?

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kennynext 5 years ago from Everywhere

To be loved in a loving home beats anything out there.


SilverGenes 5 years ago

I think the world has gone mad. Rather than ask if they would tell a child that a homosexual lifestyle was acceptable, maybe it would have been a better idea to ask what they would do if one of their teen foster children came to them with the information that he or she is gay. If they condemned the child, then enough said. If they would choose being loving and supportive, then another caring home has been lost.


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simeonvisser 5 years ago

It wouldn't be the first time parents have been teaching things in the name of religion.


jdove-miller 5 years ago

I find the story very strange. Why would foster parents need to teach kids about homosexuality? Was it perhaps that the child they planned to foster was gay and would then need them to be accepting of him?


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Jai Warren 5 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

It's so prevalent in today's society, homosexuality should be explained as a lifestyle option, not "right or wrong". Denying these children a loving home, no matter the circumstance is just wrong! Always interesting Elena... Ciao.


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

I had no idea, WOW thank you for your open and honest insights as to fostering kids and allowing their natural selves to be, judge not. A loving home is key and some just aren't capable. Unconditional love! Thanks for being a voice for the voiceless. :) Katie


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks so much for your comments everyone - Kenny, SilverGenes, Simeon, Katie. I truly appreciate you stopping by.

@ JDove Miller - Foster parents are normally interviewed by Social workers and that would have been a new question on the list or one the interviewer decided to ask as they were Christians - to find out what their views were on homosexuality, as it's now more acceptable in UK.

For more info, you can Google their names. The case came to light last week. (Feb 2011). Lovely to see you.

@Jai You should still be resting. lol. Hope you are feeling much better and stronger. Totally agree, it should be explained as a lifestyle. Thanks.


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Sunmoluwa 5 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Difficult to get my head around this one... How could that ever be made a precondition by any sane judge? What's the world coming to? Does that in anyway gauge how much love they will raise the child with?


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aguasilver 5 years ago from Malaga, Spain

In the film 'St Jack' Denholm Elliot, (a fine British actor, now dead, himself a homosexual) was playing the classic expatriate abroad and is asked why he left England....

"I left when they made homosexuality legal" he replies....

"Before they make it obligatory"

At the time (late 70's) I laughed at the line and the concept and thought nothing of it, but in today's world, I see homosexuality forced upon society, which is bizarre as there are only approximately 2% of the world who prefer their own sex, to 'normal' sexual relations, and I do say normal, because that's exactly what a 98% majority defines as normal.

By all means the worlds 2% of homosexuals should be allowed to practise their own preferences, but equally the 98% heterosexuals should be able to practice their preferences without abuse, attack and penalty.

Thanks for writing this.

John

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ2wx38piIw


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

I tell you what next will they do?

Laws will outlaw Christianity soon because people have allow themselves to be filled with evil.

I agree with the couple for not backing down. what gross nonsense never heard of it. If they foster the child they ought to bring him/her up in the way they want to. Then the judge should move all the kids in his house and teach them that perversion is right.

I don't know the judge and already he upsets me.

Thanks for sharing Lady E


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Lady_E: I cannot believe that any social worker, in their "right mind" would ever bring such a thing before a judge in Family Court or any other Court, and i definitely cannot believe that any judge, should be sitting on the bench who would rule in favour of such a petition. This is totally ludicrous.


tlmntim9 5 years ago

My, It is almost impossible to know what your pint is in this, I think you are saying that this is silly and the two parents should be acceptable as foster parents even if they do not believe that homosexuality is a an acceptable life style. If that is what you are trying to say????

Bravo!

Tim W

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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Such a unbelieveable story. Thanks for sharing.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is a classic case of stupidity. Why would a judge even ask that question, to me, that is a private matter. When a child is gay, you know . It is not something they wish for, it is something that is. It is time the world becomes educated on this matter. No one chooses to be gay. I am not gay, but i know many who are. They are loving people who have been descriminated against for much too long. Thank you for a very thought provoking hub.

Cheers


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks again everyone for stopping by and sharing your heartfelt comments - @Sunmoluwa @aguasilver @Ladyjojo @Dave Matthews @timntim @A A Zavala and Ruby.

(I have the habit of visiting everyone's profile to read a Hub or two after reading their comments. So, I will visit you as usual soon - p/s bear with me while I switch between Hubpages and Triond.)

Best Wishes, Elena. :)

Ps. I notice some of you are so shocked about this, so I've posted the full News article in the Hub. It's really happening...


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Excellent hub that is really informative.i enjoyed it alot.thanks for sharing this article.


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trusouldj 5 years ago from Indiana

This is a shame. You'd think that it is more important that the parents aren't criminals, smokers, drinkers, abusers ... Go figure.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago

Lady E, Thank you for bringing this to our attention! This is frightening, but it tells us again what time it is. When you take a serious stand for what is right the system does not work for you it works against you… Here you have a couple who want to impart honorable values to children who need a loving, nurturing, stable home. Who are hurting and have been abandoned for whatever reason… How ironic this couple wants to help then and are being accused of “possible harm” ridiculous! "this is truly a shame!"

This is an infringement on their rights as believers. However it is becoming increasingly clear that we pay a penalty for upholding godly principles… The Word of the Lord is being fulfilled once again man supports doing “what is right in their own eyes!”

Thank you as always great presentation! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

@Crystolite - thanks for stopping.

@trusouldj - excellent point. It seems the system has got it's priorities wrong.

@Deborrah - It's a pity people are penalised for upholding godly principles. Thanks for sharing your comments. God Bless you too.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

When a pregnant woman goes to the doctor, she isn't asked that question. But let's supposed her doctor did ask her that and her response was the same as the foster couple. Would she be denied having a child? Just something to think about!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK Author

Wow revmjm... that is definitely food for thought and come to think of it, there are some people in England who harm and don't take care of their kids. Most recent one was about "Baby P."

Glad you stopped by. Thanks.


Tegen 4 years ago

I dont know if its the same in the uk.

But hear in the US a judge isn't even in on the selection. There is a selection panel. the panels normally have at least 7-8 people on it. The ones I have been in have more then one option of people to adopt. I asked what the veiws where on it because I feel the parents should love there child enough to accept there chooses in life. then that kid might be another suicide case.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Tegen for sharing that info. Its nice to know how cases work outside the UK.

Regards.


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peeples 4 years ago from South Carolina

Loving foster parents should be accepted as long as their views do not cause further damage to a child. Many foster children have been sexually abused and end up confused about their sexuality. Saying that being homosexuality is wrong teaches a child they are wrong. A lesson non needed. Teaching a child that it is right to be yourself is the best messege available. As a previous foster child who didn't get adopted or have a long term foster home, I would have taken gay or straight parents as long as they accepted me for me!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Peeples - Thanks for sharing your views. Interesting read. Cheers.

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