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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 03:18 PM

Lesbian couple banned from fostering migrant children because their marriage isn't 'holy'

When Bryn Esplin and Fatma Marouf heard about the wretched conditions at the Trump administration’s concentration camps for children, they knew they had enough love to share. They approached a local child welfare agency and offered to foster refugee children, but were turned away for the most insulting reason possible.

The Catholic-run agency told them that their marriage isn’t “holy” and refused to work with them to help get children out of the overcrowded government centers where some are kept in cages and medical care is practically nonexistent. The program is funded by the federal government.

“We were really open in terms of taking in a sibling set, in terms of age of the child—we didn’t really have any specific thing we were looking for,” Marouf told The Daily Beast. “We just felt like we could provide a good home, and there were hundreds of kids needing it in this area, so it just seemed like something we could do.”


“They showed us where the kids were living in their offices, and it just looked very sad,” Marouf said. “I thought, this could be a good opportunity for us to try to foster a child, and it fit really well, it seemed, with my interests in immigration and refugee law, and my experience… I’m familiar with the culture and religion of some of those places, and we just thought it would be a good fit for us.”

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Reply Lesbian couple banned from fostering migrant children because their marriage isn't 'holy' (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Jun 2019 OP
elleng Jun 2019 #1
elleng Jun 2019 #2
atreides1 Jun 2019 #3
RKP5637 Jun 2019 #5
RKP5637 Jun 2019 #4
WePurrsevere Jun 2019 #6
TruckFump Jun 2019 #7

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 03:19 PM

1. Catholic-run agency

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 03:23 PM

2. States should NOT sanction such bigotry,

of course, but I'm afraid we're way beyond that mere humanitarian precept.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 03:27 PM

3. WTF???

As if the Catholic church knows what is and isn't holy!!! The sexual assault of children by priests who were then protected by the church hierarchy...that was "holy"!

Let's not forget the church collaboration with the Nazis, just to insure that the church could continue to exist, and then the assistance that certain elements gave to escaping war criminals...and the assistance given to fascist governments like Italy, Spain, and countries in South America!

The Catholic church isn't "holy", it's a den of evil...kept alive by people too stupid to accept the truth...

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 03:35 PM

5. Exactly as you say! "... it's a den of evil...kept alive by people too stupid to accept the truth."

And a big money operation.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 03:33 PM

4. The catholic church is about the most unholy thing going, filled with bigots, haters and

those that lust for persecution.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 04:30 PM

6. "The program is funded by the federal government."

If they take taxpayers money, they must follow federal laws not their religious ones.

They don't want to follow federal law and want to discriminate, take their federal funding away. Funding haters with my money is against my 'religion'.


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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 06:24 PM

7. Yeah, but...

...child raping priests are OK.

Geeeeeeeeeez, the sick irony!!!!!

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