WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (LSN) – USA Today reported the Supreme Court rejection of an appeal by a Massachusetts man whose son was placed in foster care with two homosexual men. The unnamed family asserted that their religious freedom was violated because their raising of their child in the Catholic faith was compromised by the state Department of Social Services decision to place the boy in the foster home of two gay men.

On Monday, the court, rejected the case without comment. The 4-year-old boy was removed from his parents’ home in suburban Boston in June 1996 after alleged abusive discipline. The boy was returned home in December of 1996. The appeal said that “a Catholic minor child into a foster home which, by its very nature, composition and appearance, violates the bedrock, fundamental religious beliefs of the Catholic faith.’‘