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9/16/11  11:06 am
Commenter: Rev. Ramon Baez

Preserve religious freedom

On april 20th the State Board upheld the right of faith based agencies to continue working without government interference into their practice of their faith.  These agencies have a fundamental right to make decisions based on their beliefs.  These also include beliefs about marrige and family life.  Forcing faith-based agencies to choose between following their core values or following a law makes this a violation of religious freedom in Virginia.  Religious freedom in a fundamental right of Virginians, as well as our nation.  Please do not allow these organizations to be burdened with needless and illegal measures that impose someone else's beliefs or opinions.

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