You are right that it doesn't have to be religiously based but can be a moral or personal belief objection pursuant to basic First Amendment rights. A lot of people in Florida, and in a lot of places, have difficulties understanding this concept because they believe that the First Amendment applies only to religion (sometimes only to their religion!) not also to freedom from religion. You may want to contact the ACLU or the Freedom from Religion people or Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Also, go up the chain a bit. I'm pretty sure the higher ups at DCF understand this although whether or not you will get anywhere without a lawyer I'm not sure.
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