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  11:38 pm
Commenter: Timothy Minkler

Opposed to the changes for faith based agencies

I'm disturbed by this growing trend of denying Christians their rights to their biblical beliefs. The same faith based principles that our country was founded upon, are now being used against Christians. By denying faith based organizations to have religious freedom, is alienating the Christian population; much in the same way that the homosexual population is claiming. The problem is that too many Christians stand aside, for fear that they might be considered close minded. Faith based agencies follow the principles of the Bible, which is clear about the stance on homosexuality. It is not a grey area. It is part of the belief system of any Christian. Denying these rights is unconstitutional to anyone who bases their beliefs on the Bible. Barring the biblical beliefs, that a Christian would hold concerning the matter, it is also not natural. Human life was not inteneded to be based on homosexuality. It is for this reason, that I do not support any proposal to limit someone's religious beliefs. If homosexual couples are offended by faith based agencies denying rights based on their biblical beliefs, than I have a constitutional right to be offended at the idea of homosexuality.

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