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In 2008, experienced foster carers Eunice and Owen Johns applied to foster a child in Derby but their application stalled because of their Christian sexual ethics.

In a High Court judgment on 28 February 2011, it was held “there may well be a conflict with the local authority’s duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of looked-after children”; the Equality and Human Rights Commission argued that children could be ‘infected’ by Judeo Christian sexual ethics.  Paul Diamond objected to the use of this language, but his objection was dismissed by the Court.

The Johns remain unable to foster.

Christian foster couple lose ‘homosexuality views’ case (BBC)

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