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Gay adoption | Gay groups push to delay adoption rules that don't penalize faith-based agencies
by Alicia Constant
Posted 5/23/11, 03:31 pm

Gay advocacy groups are asking the Virginia Board of Social Services to delay implementing regulation changes because they do not prohibit adoption agencies from discriminating against potential gay and lesbian adoptive and foster parents.

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Gov. McDonnell this week (AP/Steve Sheppard)

Against their beliefs

Gay adoption | McDonnell opposes forcing agencies to place kids with homosexual or unmarried couples
by Hannah Farver
Posted 4/13/11, 02:56 pm

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has faced loud criticism from gay rights groups since an April 5 press conference in which he announced his opposition to proposed adoption regulations that would force faith-based agencies to place children with homosexual and unmarried couples.

The proposal originated at the desk of McDonnell's predecessor, former governor and current U.S. senate hopeful, Democrat Tim Kaine.

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Fear at Fanda

Sexual Abuse | A sexual abuse scandal at a New Tribes Mission boarding school in West Africa reveals a long tale of childhood suffering and the poor record of missionary accountability
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/10/10, 05:27 am

Warning: This report contains disturbing accounts of child abuse in ministry settings.

The most harrowing hours for the children living at the Fanda Missionary School in Senegal, West Africa, came at night. It wasn't just the country's war-zone conditions of the 1980s and 1990s that brought dread into the hearts of young boarding school students who missed their parents at bedtime: For many of the children, the midnight prowlers they feared most were the missionaries assigned to protect them.

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