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URGENT ALERT: Tell Gov. McDonnell to Oppose Same-Sex Adoption Regs

 

The next 10 days will decide whether Virginia government is going to shut down adoption agencies because of their religious beliefs.

Read this action alert and then act now to protect religious liberty in Virginia!

Thanks to the hundreds of you who submitted comments last Friday opposing the proposed Virginia DPS regulations that would require religious adoption agencies to place children with same-sex couples, shutting them down if they refuse.

The public comment period has closed, but on Friday alone, more than 900 comments were submitted, with the great majority opposing the new regulations.

But the work isn't finished!

This new regulations were already far along before the public comment period even began back in January. As State Delegate Bob Marshall told Virginians yesterday:

Bob Marshall

“I understand Governor McDonnell's office now realizes this change is a problem. But Governor's McDonnell's staff previously signed off on these adoption changes on 12/28/10, his Secretary of Health signed off on 7/19/10, Department of Planning and Budget signed off on 2/19/10 and former Attorney General's office signed off on 12/14/09, according to Virginia's official Regulatory Town Hall website... Governor McDonnell can still weigh in on the homosexual adoption regulations and propose an amendment, but he only has 15 days from April 1 to act.

— Bob Marshall, Virginia State Delegate

That's right, the next 10 days will decide whether Virginia government is going to shut down adoption agencies because of their religious beliefs.

ACT NOW to Protect Religious Liberty

Please send Governor McDonnell a message today! Urge him to personally intervene and request amendments to protect the rights of Virginia's faith-based adoption agencies today!

Then tell your friends and neighbors about this alert through Facebook, on Twitter, and by email.

5 Comments

  1. Dwane
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    "...despite the growth in the number of adoptions, in 2009 Virginia had the lowest rate of public agency adoption in the nation (35.9 adopted per 1,000 children). North Carolina (75.7), Tennessee (67.0) and Maryland (54.3) had significantly higher adoption rates. The national average was 77.1."

    So NOM (children need parents) would rather kids stay in foster care or orphanages than go to loving homes.. If so that is pretty sad.

  2. Andrew J. Bellamy
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    God wants children to be taught about the sanctity of marriage and the importance of responsible procreation.

  3. JT1962
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    Responsible procreation....you mean like not having a child out of wedlock? Gee, is that something that Maggie can really teach by example??

  4. Jane
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Obviously Dwane and JT1962 carry the rainbow flags proudly-which always makes me wonder why they're on this site. I also wonder how people can be so deluded by their perverted beliefs and lifestyles that they fail to realize that children need a parent of either gender to function completely normally. If people of the same sex were meant to procreate they would! Men and women cannot replace each other and they should not try to. It's that simple and obvious.

  5. John N.
    Posted April 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Awesome comment Jane, great post.