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9/22/11  6:32 pm
Commenter: Melissa, Virginia citizen

Don't force adoption agencies (e.g., Catholic Charities) to violate their religious principles
 

This country was founded by those whose religious principles and freedoms were being violated by the state.  They came here seeking religious freedom first and foremost.

We cannot allow private organizations to be dictated to by the government - state or federal -  to promote the politically correct agenda of a minority of the population.

More than 80 percent of adoptions in Virginia are facilitated by faith-based adoption agencies.  These regulations would force these agencies (like Catholic Charities) out of the business of placing children, resulting in fewer services for needy children.

Don't force adoption agencies (e.g., Catholic Charities) to violate their religious principles with this legislation.

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