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9/27/11  1:27 pm
Commenter: Pastor Gene Ballance, Faith Baptist Church

Please continue to protect religious freedoms

I believe that faith-based agencies should have the right under the law to make decisions that are consistent with their religious beliefs - including their beliefs about marriage and family life. People who have different beliefs should feel free to work with agencies who agree with them. They have that right to do so. Why do they feel they need to force their beliefs on everyone else? Why not just work with an agency who will accomodate them? Why not allow birthparents and pospective adoptive parents to work with faith-based agencies who share their beliefs about marriage and family? The current laws protect religious freedoms AND gives all those of differing beliefs the freedom to choose an agency with which they are comfortable.

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