Catholic Care adoption agency faces £75,000 legal bill
They lost, and the judgement of the Charity Tribunal is HERE.
And now they face a bill of £75,000, which the National Secular Society calls ‘the cost of bigotry’.
This was never about what might be best for the child, but rather how can the Government impose its politically-correct anti-discrimination agenda upon the Church. As other adoption agencies caved in, rolled over, gave up and voluntarily threw themselves on the smouldering faggots, Cranmer asked where was their backbone? Where was their moral fibre? Where was their conviction, their faith, their capacity to endure until the end?
Only Mark Wiggin, chief executive of Catholic Care, appeared to possess any of the stuff of which martyrs are made. Even their co-plaintiff, Father Hudson's Society, withdrew their appeal after a directions hearing, having already forked out £45,000. Mr Wiggin said: “There aren't many charities with reserves for that kind of expense. We have a base of Catholics who support us, but not every charity has that."
Cranmer would have started a collection to help defray these costs, but it transpires that the charity had an income of £4.2m in 2007/08.
They are presently considering an appeal to the High Court.
Again, Cranmer exhorts them to pursue this not only to the High Court but to the House of Lords and even to Her Majesty the Queen. Do not try to avoid persecution but instead pray for perseverance.
And if funding for such an undertaking be beyond the operating costs of Catholic Care, His Grace shall be delighted to open his Collection Plate and pour out the abundant generosity of his communicants to help defray their legal costs.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.