Now, regardless of your opinions on "gay rights," you must admit that this family really didn't deserve the treatment it got from social services:
Their foster son, "David," had to be relinquished because the family did not believe they would be able to actively promote homosexuality in a "curious" child, or allow visits from the non-custodial gay partners of a hypothetical biological parent. The whole situation was very hypothetical to begin with because they fostered only younger children, and after years of fostering, the Mathericks had never seen this sort of situation crop up before. Was there any reason, with a foster care shortage, to have this child taken away? Could they not just work with this family's religious preferences?
"It's one thing to agree not to discriminate, but quite another to agree to promote something which is in opposition to your religious beliefs," the Mathericks said recently.
My prayers are with "David," the Mathericks, and everyone who has to make adjustments to this intolerant mess that has just ruined a working family. The Mathericks are simply taking a stand on what they feel is right. What would you do? I'd be very tempted to just say whatever the social worker wanted to hear so I could keep the child. But then, I'm a carnal Christian. There are *some* people in this world who don't deserve the truth. Didn't Jesus say not to throw your pearls before swine? Here's an example of some swine, right here. Just my opinion, though I admire the Mathericks greatly for taking a stand in the way *THEY* felt Christ has led them.