Welcome to the new “inclusive” paradigm:
Over the past 25 years, Sharonell Fulton has been a mother to more than 40 children through foster parenting in Philadelphia.
She has opened her heart and home to children who have suffered abuse and trauma, offering them an oasis of love and comfort during tumultuous times. …
When Philadelphia recently severed ties with Catholic Social Services, Fulton said that she felt fully “the pain of rejection.” Fulton, who had been using the Catholic Social Services program for her own foster parenting, said that seeing “the city condemn the foster agency that has made possible my life’s work fills me with pain.”
Sadly, nothing is as important to progressive governments as fealty to their gods. Everybody must proclaim the truth of the progressive religion. In ancient Rome, Christians were persecuted and executed if they would not go through the motions of worshiping Roman gods. Very often, the early martyrs weren’t required to explicitly reject their own beliefs (by, for example, speaking ill of Jesus) so much as to bend a knee to the supposedly more powerful ones under a supposedly divine caesar.
Just so, Philadelphia Catholics aren’t forced to proclaim the falsehood of their beliefs, but only to behave as if their beliefs must be false for all practical purposes. This modern variation is so much the worse because it doesn’t exact its punishment on the believers, but on the suffering and disadvantaged people whom the Catholics wish to help.
We’ll see how history judges secularists who believe it is better that children should suffer than that they be helped by Christians acting according to their beliefs. Of course, those of us who believe in God also believe there is a much more important judge than credentialed chroniclers of the past.