March 13, 2011

Adoption and Religion

In Florida, adoption between same-sex couples is a heated topic. Those for it blame the "religious right" as their main opposition. But, in the United Kingdom, there is an interesting, yet disturbing court case that usually just happened.

Eunice adn Owen Johns tried to adopt. The courts denied them. Their decision wasn't purely based upon their sexuality, but rather their religious beliefs about homosexuality.
The sticking point was their answer to the question: “Would you tell a child it was OK to be homosexual?” The Johns replied that they would not. They would love a child regardless, but not endorse that lifestyle.
Are we OK with that? Do you think that this is a Separation of Church and State issue?