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9/19/11  10:38 am
Commenter: Kathleen Bruner

Preserve religious freedom

I feel it is vitally important for faith-based adoption agencies to be able to choose what families they want to adopy babies into.  My husband was adopted from such an agency, and I'm sure it mattered to his birth mother, as well as his adoptive family that the agency was acting within their religious beliefs.  I feel like Christians are being persecuted these days and not allowed to openly practice their beliefs.  I fully believe that if this issue were against another religion, such as Muslim, it would not be an issue and they would be allowed to keep adoption restrictions according to their faith.  This is unfair.  Please reject any regulation that discriminates against faith-based child placement agencies

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