Couple Abuses Children, Freaks About Gay Couple That Adopts Them

Andrew Sullivan would probably label this one “from the annals of chutzpah.” A couple who abused and neglected their children so badly that a court took the kids away from them and put them up for adoption is throwing a fit because they’re being adopted by a gay couple. The court rejected their attempt to scuttle the adoption.

A court has rejected Slovakian parents’ attempt to block the adoption of their children by a same-sex couple.

The parents took the case to the High Court, accusing Kent County Council of ‘social engineering’ by placing their children with a gay couple.

The children, aged two and four, were put up for adoption over concerns about the couple’s parenting and alleged neglect.

The court had heard that the parents often left their children alone, leaving them unkempt and dirty, with their father admitting to regularly beating them.

Attempting to block the adoption, the couple had claimed in court: “Slovakia still does not recognise same sex couples and so their Slovak roots and values will not be maintained.

“The children will not be able to be brought up in the Catholic faith because of the conflicts between Catholicism and homosexuality.

“If as expected our children will try to find us and their siblings and roots, then they will discover huge differences between our culture and the way they’ve been brought up.

“This is likely to cause them great upset and to suffer a conflict within themselves such as to set them against their adoptive parents.”

The court rejected those arguments, but the sperm and egg donors (I refuse to call them parents) are going to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

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  • busterggi

    Had these abusive parents realized the horror of a gay couple fostering their children they surely would have killed the dear children to keep them safe.

  • Michael Heath

    Attempting to block the adoption, the couple had claimed in court: “Slovakia still does not recognise same sex couples and so their Slovak roots and values will not be maintained.

    “The children will not be able to be brought up in the Catholic faith because of the conflicts between Catholicism and homosexuality.

    Heh. Both arguments introduce compelling factors that these kids should remain with the parents who adopted them.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    …scuttle the adoption…

    Scuttle the Adoption was the name of my D&D character!

  • Trebuchet

    Had these abusive parents realized the horror of a gay couple fostering their children they surely would have killed the dear children to keep them safe.

    Far too close to reality to be funny.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Yeesh.

    Given the choice between a loving gay couple and abusive, neglectful sperm and egg heteros that don’t deserve bestowing the word “parents” on ’em what is best for these children I wonder .. talk about a no-brainer!

  • timberwoof

    As they are residents of the US, I’m not certain they have standing in the European Court of Human Rights. Maybe they should seek the advice of the Slovakian Consulate near them before making threats like that.

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    It’s not the first time I’ve heard of a story like this – hard core christians abusing children, and a gay couple trying to keep them safe.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2000/apr/09/news/mn-17680

  • matty1

    @6 I’m not sure where you got the idea they are residents of the US, the linked story makes it clear this was an English court.

  • John Pieret

    “I have to judge matters according to the law of England, and by reference to the standards of reasonable men and women in contemporary English society.

    “The parents’ views, whether religious, cultural, secular or social, are entitled to respect but cannot be determinative.

    No, the views of child abusers are not entitled to any respect. Generally speaking, the views of Slovakians and Catholics are entitled to equal treatment before the law. But by abusing their children, they forfeited any right to determine what is best for those children.

  • Alverant

    “If as expected our children will try to find us and their siblings and roots, then they will discover huge differences between our culture and the way they’ve been brought up.”

    And that’s a bad thing …. how?

  • Al Dente

    If as expected our children will try to find us and their siblings and roots, then they will discover huge differences between our culture and the way they’ve been brought up.

    They say that like it’s a bad thing.

  • alwayscurious

    Let this be a lesson to you hetero couples out there–treat your children nicely or the gays will steal them away!

  • iangould

    The parents in question are Rom.

    I wonder how they’d react to a case in which abusive parents objected to their children being adopted by a couple of dirty Gyppoes?

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ ^ iangould : Actually the post above and its quoted material says the parents are Slovakian. Not “Rom” by which I think you mean Roma which are the people sometimes previously described by the term “Gypsies” which I gather is now considered derogatory and thus not nice to use.

  • dingojack

    Stevo – try Romanian, or is that word you find offensive too. @@

    Dingo

  • doublereed

    “The children will not be able to be brought up in the Catholic faith because of the conflicts between Catholicism and homosexuality.

    Of course, the implicit assertion here is that there is no conflict between Catholicism and child abuse. Which seems perfectly accurate.

  • sabrekgb

    So sadly ironic :(

    I wonder if there will be any use of this instance by our domestic bigots to portray “Gays trying to steal other people’s children!”

  • Chris from Europe

    @dingojack

    Huh? What would be wrong with them being Roma? And they are not Romanians.