Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/16/19  5:43 pm

End this assault on freedom of religion and the right of parents to raise children as they choose!

My family and I strongly object to all govenmental efforts to intrude into personal and family matters, such as what is proposed.  We are human beings, not creatures of the state! 

With respect to what is proposed:

  • Despite the proponents of the nanny state, parents are in the best position to identify solutions and to make healthcare decisions involving the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of their children.
  • Under Virginia law, parents have the fundamental right to make decisions regarding the upbringing, education, and care of their children.
  • Believe it or not, some young people themselves would rather have their sexual attractions to accord with Judeo-Christian morality, and should have the right to seek counseling which has that objective as its end.
  • A ban would deny families the religious freedom to seek counseling aligned with their faith.  The proposed ban is unconstitutional on two grounds: freedom of religion and government establishment of (ir)religion.
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