The Arcdiocese of Glasgow took a similar line I recall but all the remaining Catholic adoption agencies and dioceses seemed, in common parlance to "wimp out".Leeds-based Catholic charity wins gay adoption ruling Leeds-based Catholic Care had warned it would be forced to give up its work finding homes for children if it had to comply with the legislation. Its plea to be allowed an exemption was opposed by the Charity Commission. However, Mr Justice Briggs has allowed Catholic Care's appeal and ordered the commission to reconsider the case in the light of his judgement
That homosexual people should not be discriminated against on account of sexual orientation is a laudable aim but two points arise in adoption cases. The first is that surely adoption is a service mainly for the children and where the welfare of the child is or should be paramount? Adoption is not primarily a service for adults seeking to adopt children. Secondly in our society, should long held and well known religious views on morality always be trumped by very recent secular views of morality?
Those who do not accept the Catholic view as regards adoptive parents can always avoid Catholic agencies and visit secular ones. Where was the freedom in compeling the former to become like the latter?