Christian couple lose court battle over foster caring

| 02/03/2011

(BBC): Eunice and Owen Johns, 62 and 65, of Derby, said the city council did not want them to look after children because of their traditional views. They claim they were "doomed not to be “approved" due to their opinions. The High Court ruled that laws protecting people from sexual discrimination should take precedence. They withdrew their application after a social worker expressed concerns when they said they could not tell a child a homosexual lifestyle was acceptable. At the High Court, they asked judges to rule that their faith should not be a bar to them becoming carers, and the law should protect their Christian values.

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