A retired travel agent, now a minister of South Chard Christian Church, Somerset, England, and his wife decided in 2001 to open their home to single mothers and their babies. Then they moved on to fostering children who were doomed to live in local council hostels. Over the past few years they have fostered 28 children and have established a sterling record as caring parents to children who are in desperate need of them.
Now all that has come to a sudden end. Vincent Matherick and his wife Pauline can no longer foster children. Their local council has removed from their care their 11 year-old foster son, refusing even to allow him to stay until another foster home could be found for him. He now lives in a council hostel. What was the Mathericks' crime? Did they abuse the children in their care, physically, sexually or emotionally? No, they were model foster parents. That is, the council viewed them as such until the day that a council official arrived at their home to inform them that they must tell children it is "good" to be homosexual and that they must also take children to gay meetings if they were curious about same-sex relationships. Mr. Matherick says a council official told them: "You have to agree to promote homosexuality. If you don't, you will be deregistered." He stated that it was against his beliefs to promote homosexuality: "I could not agree to do it because it is against my central beliefs. We have never discriminated against anybody but I cannot preach the benefits of homosexuality when I believe it is against the word of God."
So, Somerset Council removed their foster son and forced them to retire from fostering children. What makes this case all the more reprehensible is the fact that at the time of enforcing their ludicrous decision the council had 72 children on its books for who it had not been able to find foster homes. Let that fact sink in. In the perverted logic of the pro-Sodomite lobby it is better to allow children to languish in council hostels, bereft of any stable home influence, than to allow them to grow up free from homosexual propaganda.
Something else that should be mentioned is that this is yet another case of the beliefs of Christians being targeted for discrimination. The pro-Sodomite lobby never tires of crying "Discrimination!" while all the time it is unashamedly promoting discrimination against any, especially Christians, who disagree with their agenda.
Christians tend to deceive themselves that Christianity and rampant secularism can peacefully co-exist. They cannot-because those who want to impose acceptance of their moral perversion on us and our families will never rest until they have silenced the only powerful and persuasive voice that can be raised against them, the voice of Biblical faith. We are in a war and there is no discharge in this war. Either we capitulate to the Sodomites and their fellow-travelers or we stand up against their evil agenda.