A government-funded child services agency rejected a Canadian couple as foster parents because of their Christian faith and their belief that homosexuality is sinful, according to a lawsuit filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is representing the couple, who have three biological children and tried unsuccessfully to become foster parents in 2017-18. They are known as “A.A.” and “B.A.” in court documents. The father is the pastor of an evangelical church in Ontario. “[I]t seems that this agency is putting ideology ahead of children’s interests,” the Justice Centre said in a statement. It filed suit on behalf of the couple on June 14. An Oct. 1 letter from Simcoe Muskoka Child, Youth and Family Services to the couple stated: “We feel that the policies of our agency do not appear […]