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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4/1/11  3:03 pm
Commenter: Christopher Cummings, Virginia citizen

Standards for child placement agencies

I adamantly oppose forcing child placement agencies, including church-based entities, to place children with homosexual couples.  Social engineering, however high-minded or idealistic, is abuse when it is carried out upon children.  Human beings were designed to raise their young in two-parent families with a female mother and a male father.  Altering that pattern to suit the vanity of adults who want to have it "their way" is a huge and destructive disservice to defenseless young people.  The fact that this sort of sexual politics is a blow to the constitutional right to free expression of religion is secondary to the harm it does to our children and the future of our society.

Please remove the misguided prohibition on considering the sexual orientation of persons with whom a child may be placed.

Christopher Cumming

Manassas, Virginia

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