Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 131]
Action Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 4/1/2011
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3/31/11  12:31 pm
Commenter: Randy Secrist, Pastor Elon Baptist Church

Proposed Adoption Regulations Attack Religious Liberty and Child Safety

Please note the strong opposition to this ill considered action.  Not only does it go beyond necessary Virginia law, it is an open invitation to religious discrimination.  Similar actions in England have met with disastrous public results.  We are in a crisis in family stability and structure now, and adding to the potential for placing children in homes other than one man and one woman is a misguided attempt at political correctness at the expense of children.

Please consider liberty instead of actions that have produced documented religious discrimination in other places, and consider the health and well being of children above political pressure groups.  


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