Wednesday, 6 April 2011

First Christian Fundamentalists, Now Veggies!

Talking about recent stories, remember the one about the pentecostal couple who were barred from fostering children because of their homophobic attitudes. Well, before you fall into the trap of feeling smug about how much more "enlightened" your viewpoint is and how this couldn't happen to a Buddhist like you, consider this story from Greece.

A couple on the island of Crete have been denied the right to adopt a child because of their vegetarian diet. Spyros Epitropakis, head of welfare services, said that the application was denied based on information received from the University of Crete Medical School which told Epitropakis that the child's diet "must include meat and fish." “We do not discriminate but we were obliged to check this out. The issue is now in the hands of the judicial authorities,” he told AFP.

If that catches on over here that first precept's going to be problematical!

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