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10/11/11  1:24 pm
Commenter: JKB, Citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Preserve Religious Freedom

Faith based agencies have the right, under Federal and State law, to make decisions that are consistent with their religious beliefs, including their beliefs about marriage and family life.  This right must be respected and preserved. Many birthparents and prospective adoptive parents hold these beliefs as well, and they have every right to work with agencies that share their values. Forcing agencies or individuals to choose between following their own values or following the law would be an unprecendented violation of religious freedom in Virginia. Religious freedom 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.    

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