Social Worker Discouraged Parents from Christening Son
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance | Government Restrictions
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Governmental
Tags: Freedom of Religion | Rights of Parents | Negative Stereotyping
The father, who taped the conversation, complained, and the social worker admitted what she said at a later court hearing. At a private family court hearing in Chatham, Kent, Judge Richard Scarratt called the comments “regrettable”, and urged Kent County Council to hold an internal investigation into the social worker’s conduct.
Judge Scarratt said in his ruling: “She admitted … that she had informed the parents that a christening which they wanted might reduce the pool of possible adopters. She told the parents that it would hinder adoption if the child was christened into the Christian faith.”
“It is regrettable in my view that the social worker . . . had indeed acted as the parents stated she had,” he added.