Monday, November 1, 2010

UK Tells Christians To Embrace Homosexuality If They Want To Be Foster Parents

What happens when a society and the government start losing moral clarity?

"Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter." Isaiah 5:20

People start asserting evil as good and claim that good is evil. This will lead to a punishment of those who are doing genuine good and a reward to those who are doing genuine evil. In the United Kingdom this is playing out as the country is embracing the sin of homosexuality. It has gotten so bad that they are actually trying to stop Christians from caring for the orphans in there. From the Christian Post:
"A Christian couple in England has made several attempts to provide foster care to children but has been blocked because of their views on homosexuality.

Eunice and Owen Johns were scheduled to face the High Court on Monday and their attorneys say the outcome of the case could impact the future of Christian foster carers and adoptive parents.

"It may not be long before local authorities decide that Christians cannot look after some of the most vulnerable children in our society, simply because they disapprove of homosexuality," the Christian Legal Center said in a statement.

The Johns applied in 2007 to be respite carers for children between the ages of five and 10. A social worker visited their home in Derby, England, every two weeks as part of the assessment process. During one of the visits, the social worker mentioned that if a child came from school and told the foster parents that he or she is homosexual, the parents would have to tell the child that it's OK.

Eunice Johns responded, "As a Bible-believing Christian, I don't think I can do that."

With that, the Derby City Council halted the application process. The Johns then faced a panel of at least a dozen people and affirmed again that they refuse to tell a child that it's OK to be a homosexual.

"I told them that I know they're not going to let me foster ... but there's no way I can do that as a Bible-believing Christian and I should not be made to say that," she said..."
Christians are called to care for the orphan and defend the fatherless, what is taking place in the United Kingdom is a full scale assault on Christians. Liberalism is an idolatrous and false religion that stands in antithesis to Christianity, the attempt to normalize a sin like homosexuality is one of the clearest examples of this. Charles Spurgeon saw the threat of Liberalism over a hundred years ago and he knew then how great a persecutor those claiming to be Liberal could be:
"The very persons who talk most about being liberal in their views are generally the greatest persecutors. If I must have a religious enemy, let me have a professed and avowed bigot, but not one of your "free thinkers" or "broad churchmen" as they are called, for there is nobody who can hate as they do; and the lovers of liberal-mindedness who have no creed at all think it to be their special duty to be peculiarly contemptuous to those who have some degree of principle, and cannot twist and turn exactly as they can."
Let me encourage my Christian brothers and sisters to remain faithful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matthew 5:10-12

This attempt to normalize homosexuality is also going on here in America. President Obama is the most pro-gay President we have ever had. Christians could face consequences for their beliefs if Obama's agenda is not stopped.

Cross posted at Blue Collar Philosophy.