One of Philadelphia’s largest religious charities plans to continue its fight against a city policy that will block foster-care providers who hold traditional beliefs about marriage.
Several foster parents affiliated with Catholic Social Services are suing the city of Philadelphia for discriminating against their religious beliefs after the Department of Human Services adopted a policy that bars the city from partnering with foster-care providers that do not approve of gay marriage. The policy was enacted despite the fact that no complaints or allegations of discrimination had been filed against CSS. District Court judge Petrese Tucker rejected the suit, saying the plaintiffs did not prove they were directly targeted for their religious beliefs, adding that even if the policy shutters CSS, the providers could transfer to other foster-care agencies.
Is it discrimination against religious beliefs? . Or protection of the child ?
I suggest its protection of the child.
Consider that if the child’s gender identity were to be opposed to the foster parents faith belief.Then this could pose huge problems,in time, for life of the child.For health of the child
Nobody is discriminating against foster parents,rights, that do not approve of gay marriage.Because this decision doesn’t stop these foster parents from still holding to their own belief?.Does it
However the decision does help try to prevent problems what might arise .Its aimed at thinking ahead and taking a more holistic approach to child welfare
If only authority would have been more proactive,in times past, in regard to welfare of children. Then so much more harm might have been prevented.And also in regard to harm caused, to children, within Brethren groups
There is no need to impose thought police. As these foster parent are welcome to still hold fast to their own personal faith belief ?
The difference is, that authority will not stand by passively any longer, and continue to do nothing, in regard to child welfare
That’s a good thing.
Its about good citizen stepping up and acting responsibly. Good citizens owning their own responsibility in society. Good citizen acting in a far more holistic way in regard to human life in society.
So many faith abuses might have been avoided ,already in times past, if only more good citizen had of cared to own their own responsibility
While good women and men do nothing ,to own their own responsibility, then all kind of abuse has freedom to harm
Humans need to learn how to take a far more holistic approach, to life. Holistic approach to life could help to stop so much harm within society.
At present time, rather than us caring about welfare of other children, than our own children (we need to care about others). At present we don’t bother enough. Sometime we only bother to care about other peoples children, at such time as when we finally convict them of their crimes and send some of them off to rot in jails
In effect, these children have then been harmed twice.
How is that any kind of justice ?
Shame on us all !
Lets now try to learn to all begin to start owning our own part in all acting more responsibly . To take better notice of how closely connected we all are
As good women and men ought to do
the our children’s sake. So that less children might suffer. So that less children,through traumatic experiences of their own hurt, might in turn,perhaps end up causing harm unto others
Harm, helps to, perpetuate more harm
Who cares ?
The world need to wake up, and learn to widen their own responsibly