Friday, July 15, 2005


Say what???

There is a news article today about an agency, Bethany Christian Services, who refused to place a child with a Catholic couple. A spokesperson from the agency says it doesn't place children with Roman Catholic couples because their religion conflicts with the agency's "Statement of Faith". In part, the Statement states, "As the Savior, Jesus takes away the sins of the world. Jesus is the one in whom we are called to put our hope, our only hope for forgiveness of sin and for reconciliation with God and with one another". How does that conflict with the Catholic Church teachings????

Out of curiousity, I took a peek at their website, I glanced through their job openings section, and looked at their Equal Opportunity Employoment statement. It reads as follows: "Bethany Christian Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bethany Christian Services will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability". So, they will discriminate on the basis of religion??? Not only for employment, but for placements as well!!!!

This infuriates me, as an adoptive mom and as a Catholic.

I am not normally a litigious kind of person, but I would be hiring a lawyer if this happened to me.



At 11:27 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

I would think, if these children need a home it shouldn't matter what religion they are. As long as they can provide these children with a loving home, that's all that should matter.

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Paula said...

Really, where's the ACLU when you need them??? When will people get it through their thick skulls that we are all one body of believers!

At 6:20 PM, Blogger Mrs. Diamond said...



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