Help Save Catholic Adoption in Virginia
The Virginia General Assembly is considering legislation this week that would eliminate a law the Virginia Catholic Conference helped create in 2012 to protect the religious freedom of adoption and foster care agencies. Take action to stop this extremely harmful bill now! Current law simply ensures that no agencies – including faith-based agencies that follow the teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman – are forced to participate in placements that violate their beliefs and moral convictions. We must keep this law in place and stop the bill that has been proposed to repeal it.
Currently, no one who wants to adopt or provide a foster home is prohibited from doing so. Preventing families from doing so through a faith-based organization that shares their beliefs would mean less foster and adoptive parents, not more. Please act now to let your Delegate know you strongly oppose this bill and support freedom of conscience for child-placing agencies.
To restrict faith-based organizations’ work by infringing on religious freedom is unfair and serves no one, especially children in need of services. We need to increase – not decrease – their opportunities to be placed with safe and loving families.
In prayer and in public, your voices are urgently needed to bring Gospel values to bear on vital decisions being made by those who represent yo