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10/5/11  3:53 pm
Commenter: Rev. Douglas B. Watson Sr. Stockton Memorial Baptist Chruch

Preserve Religious Freedom

While I do want to preserve the rights of others, I feel that I should not have to give up my beliefs or rights to do so. Our faith-based child placement agencis should continue to have a right, under federal and state law, to make decision that are consistent with their religious beliefs, including their beliefs about marriage and family...I feel that this right must be respected and preserved....Why is my right to choose to work with agencies that share my values at risk of being removed? The faith based ministries in our state provide a multitude of vital services. To say they can no longer do so unless we submit you the beliefs of others is a violation of my Religious liberty and create and even greater hardship on the state itself...Please wake up before it too late...jyType over this text and enter your comments here. You are limited to approximately 3000 words

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