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  11:59 pm
Commenter: Gary L. Morella, Catholic member research faculty Penn State

People of faith and right reason have rights too under the freedom of religion clause

People of faith and right reason have rights too under the freedom of religion clause in The Constitution.  Accordingly, to deny those rights is, pure and simple, unconstitutional, which is exactly what would be happening by putting draconian regulations on an adoption bill prohibiting those from justly discriminating against proven changeable aberrant behavior that has been shown to be physically, psychologically, socially, and economincally ruinous, let alone the spiritual connotations!

The truth of the matter is that the militant homosexual lobby which has black boxized the word "gay", i.e., there is nothing "gay" about describing homosexual acts which cause feelings of extreme revulsion, decided that there had to be a politically correct evolution from sexual perversion to sexual deviance to sexual preference to sexual orientation when, in fact, the aberrant behavior that we're talking about here remains what it's always been, sexually perverse with there being absolutely no definitive proof, even from admitted homosexually inclined researchers, that a "gay" gene exists.  And even if that was the case, that would not justify the behavior in question as being acceptable any more than a gene explanations proferred for alchoholism or serial killing would make those acts acceptable which would be contrary to the common good in the extreme.  And the common good is supposed to be the main priority for the state.

Just who are VA social services to be dictating to the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals? For your education, the Catholic Church is not in the business of pandering to those who irrationally demand that society make them comfortable with their vices under force of law, which is contrary to a classical principle defining a "good" state from the time of Aristotle's Politics i.e., the promotion of the common good.  How is the common good promoted by the advocacy of lifestyles which have been proven to be physically, psychologically, economically, socially, and, most especially, from the standpoint of the Catholic Church, whose primary mission pertains to a "Kingdom not of this world," spiritually ruinous, in the ignorance of the Natural Law?  

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