Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A British Roman Catholic churchy man is pissed that he'll have to stop discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation while adopting out children. He's threatening to close his adoption agency rather than obey the new law. Should we really trust an organization led by this man with the very serious task of providing social services for citizens too young to choose their own religious beliefs [assuming they want to choose any at all]? The English-speaking world seems to have a patchwork of adoption laws that vary by state, commonwealth, province, territory, queendom, district, county, and township. These laws reflect different levels of tolerance for nonmarried and/or nonheterosexual parents, although one aspect that appears to be constant is the involvement of superstition-based social service agencies in providing adoption services for a significant percentage of the local population.