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  5:41 pm
Commenter: mary ortman

So I see separation of church and state is a one way street.

You must not regulate private, faith-based adoption agencies to be required to process applications of people who do not meet the moral criteria of their faith. Nor the right to deny them, based on those issues. These private agencies are set up precisely to place children in homes that based on their faith and morality, are wholesome, and healthy for the future of these children.

Why would you force private agencies to consider placing children in homes, that are considered immoral, unethical or harmful to the development and welfare of children? Homosexual behavior is rejected as immoral by the Old and New Testaments. Private faith-based organizations have the right to NOT put children in these homes. And you have NO RIGHT to regulate that they do.

You want to remove God from all government that is your (very poor) choice. But this is still America the last time I checked, and we have FREEDOM of religion, and to conduct ourselves as our God commands us to do, and the government has NO RIGHT to regulate us out of our faith or morality, or the private agencies that represent our beliefs.

There are many private and government-based agency options for homosexuals to adopt children.







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