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9/23/11  8:56 am
Commenter: Mike, Virginia resident

Please preserve religious freedom

Please preserve religious freedom and do not force Christian adoption agencies to act against their conscience.  I, as an adult, do not have a "right" to have a child nor adopt a child.  Children are a gift, not an entitlement.  So to not offer a child to a couple (of any orientation) is not an evil nor a wrongdoing.  I do think that the child's interest are very important, so we should try to place them as much as possible, but I don't think we should require agencies to do it a certain way and thus violate their consciences.  Legislating this may actually cause these centers to close, which is definitely a step in the wrong direction as far as serving the children is concerned.

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