Sangamon County Judge John Schmidt agreed on Monday to let the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ALCU) join the highly publicized lawsuit filed by four Catholic Charities agencies against the state.
... Peter Breen, executive director and legal counsel for the Thomas More Society and representing Catholic Charities, said “the ACLU’s true colors have now been revealed. “The ACLU had been advocating for the best interest of children,” he said. “Now the ACLU is putting their preference for homosexual politics over the best interest of children.”
... Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of Thomas More, agreed that elected officials are willing to sacrifice a proven foster care program, which grew 57 percent in scope and size over the past five years.
“Why would the State of Illinois want to go out of its way to inflict this harm on children and families,” he asked, “putting out of business a vital network of charitable social agencies that have achieved the greatest success and growth rate in serving our state’s most precious and valuable assets, our children?”