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9/28/11  11:02 am
Commenter: J Michaud

Preserve Religious Freedom
 

Respectfully, this is NOT a discrimination issue unless you force those with convictions to go against them.  There are PLENTY of adoption agencies that adopt to homosexuals.  This is not an issue where a gay couple cannot adopt.  But...

Forcing agencies and individuals to choose between following their own values or following the proposed discriminatory regulation would be an unprecedented violation of religious freedom in Virginia. Religious liberty is foundational to our Commonwealth and our country.

Faith-based agencies provide vital services to our communities. They must be allowed to continue the great work they are doing without going against their personal, moral principles.  And these faith-based organizations are not federally funded.  It has nothing to do with anything except forcing people to go against their values.

Please reject any regulation that discriminates against faith-based child placement agencies.

 

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