Christian Foster Parents Lose Kids Over Santa Claus And Easter Bunny, But Ontario Court Disagrees
A mother writes – When our daughter, Genevieve, was nine, she loved duct tape. She was also at the age when she questioned the existence of the tooth fairy. When she lost another tooth, she thought she’d be a smarty-pants and catch the fairy. That night, my husband, Matt, and I entered her room. To our surprise, we found reams of duct tape fastening her tooth to her hand. Unable to remove it, we left money under her pillow, knowing we’d have to come up with an explanation. The answer came to me: I’d have the tooth fairy write her a letter. Since she’d recognize Matt’s handwriting and mine, I asked a co-worker to write it. Little did I realize what a great letter my co-worker would write. The letter said that the tooth fairy was giving Genevieve the benefit of the doubt; since she must have “accidentally” wrapped her tooth in tape, and the fairy left $2 as a “token of goodwill.” But the tooth fairy went on to say, in no uncertain terms, that if she did not get the missing tooth by Friday, the Easter Bunny – the tooth fairy’s associate, would be paying Genevieve a visit. The next night Matt and I left the letter under Genevieve’s pillow, and in the morning, we realized what we had done. Not only did she think the tooth fairy was real, but now she also believed the Easter Bunny was out to get her. Derek and Frances Baars grew up in the Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPC), the most ultra conservative of the many Reformed and Presbyterian denominations in existence throughout the world. And when the Baars applied for and were approved to be foster parents (the couple are unable to have children of their own) they knew there would most likely be instances where their moral values did not line up with those of the Children’s Aid Services (CAS), which is a government-approved secular organization that places kids with same-sex parents and supports gender-transition in youth. But they never anticipated what it would be that happened back in the spring of 2016:
All this meant, with their file red-flagged, the Baars would never be able to adopt. So they did the only thing they could, taking the CAS to court. It took two years and thousands of dollars, but in a 62-page ruling, the Ontario judge sided with the couple and lambasted the CAS for its actions. He ordered that the Baars’ file be cleared of anything that would prevent them from fostering and/or adopting children. The Baars, who could easily have sued for defamation of character, said all they ever wanted was to protect Christian couples like themselves from being discriminated against as foster parents because of their religious beliefs.
The bottom line? Finally, in today’s liberal Ontario, a government official with some common sense.