If Catholic orphanages are indeed being persecuted for refusing adoptions to homosexual than I also find this disturbing, as long as the church is not receiving state funds for operation.
"The conservative Irish religious group, the Iona Institute
, has come out in favor of adoption by gay couples, over “Romanian-style” orphanages.
David Quinn, the director of the group, that promotes marriage and religion in society, made these comments after a High Court judge ruled that banning single people and gay couple from adopting children, in Northern Ireland, was discriminatory.
David Quinn said: 'If the choice is between being left in an orphanage and being raised by a loving single parent, a loving same-sex couple, or a loving unmarried couple, then absolutely the child has to be adopted.
'Institutions, even when they are well run, are awful places for a child to grow up in. I've seen this and there's no question about it.'"