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British court says gay rights trump religious rights

Catholic World News - February 28, 2011

The High Court in London has affirmed the decision of a local council to bar a Christian couple from acting as foster parents because of their opposition to homosexuality.

Owen and Eunice Johns, who are Pentecostals, were informed by the Derby City Council that they could not be foster parents because their strict opposition to homosexual acts made them unsuitable guardians for children. The couple challenged the ruling, saying that it was an instance of religious discrimination.

The High Court rejected the couple’s challenge, saying that the laws against discrimination on the basis of sexual preference “should take precedence” over concerns against religious discrimination.

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  • Posted by: Steve214 - Feb. 28, 2011 6:55 PM ET USA

    How sick this is!

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