Thursday, July 16, 2020

British Court Says Foster Care Agency Can Serve Only Christians, But Cannot Exclude Gay Couples

In Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service Ltd. v. Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, (England & Wales High Ct., July 7, 2020), a British judge ruled that a Christian adoption and foster care agency does not violate the Equality Act or the European Convention on Human Rights by recruiting only Evangelical Christians to be foster carers. However it does violate both the Equality Act and the Convention when it refuses to place children with Evangelical Christian same-sex couples. Christian News reports on the decision.