A Christian married couple in Canada has sued the Alberta government after being rejected for adoption because of their beliefs related to sexuality and gender.
During a pre-adoption home study for Alberta’s Child and Family Services, Catholic Social Services of Edmonton, Alberta, conducted a psychological evaluation of the Christian couple and asked questions about the couple’s view of homosexuality and same-sex “marriage.” The couple responded that as Christians they believed homosexuality is wrong but would unconditionally love and respect a child who questioned his or her sexuality or gender. The couple was initially recommended for adoption, but then after being asked again to define their beliefs concerning homosexuality, Catholic Social Services reversed its recommendation for approval.
Their adoption application was officially denied by Child and Family Services in May, and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which represents the couple, filed a lawsuit earlier this month. The suit claims discrimination and infringement of religious liberty. One wonders, with this latest development in a bordering nation, could the same adoptive issues become a reality in America?
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