A husband and wife in Canada claim they were denied the opportunity to become foster parents because they believe in the truth of the Bible.
The couple, who live in the province of Ontario and wish to remain anonymous, is represented by the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms after they were turned down for fostering.
"Based purely on their religious or biblical beliefs about human sexuality," alleges John Carpay, president of the Calgary, Alberta-based JCCF.
The couple's trouble began, says Carpay, when a social worker confronted them over their views about the Bible and, in particular, the sin of homosexuality.
"The social worker said, You don't really believe in the outdated parts of the Bible do you?," Carpay alleges. "And the couple said, Well, we believe in the whole thing."
That answer then led to the topic of homosexuality, and the couple suggested correctly that the Bible identifies that behavior as sinful.
The couple also suggested, says Carpay, that all people are created in the image of God, and they deserve respect, dignity, and honor.
Carpay tells OneNewsNow the case has "big consequences" because if the government determines one is not fit to foster due to biblical views on sexuality, then that is just a small step from the state declaring Christian parents unfit for holding the "wrong" belief, too.
Carpay says they are demanding that the government agency reverse the decision to dismiss the application.