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3/1/2010 11:06:01 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
West Virginia: Calls Needed TODAY to Protect Religious Freedom!

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March 1, 2010

West Virginia--Calls Needed TODAY to Protect Religious Freedom!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The Senate Judiciary has not yet heard SB 638, the West Virginia
Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In order for this bill to pass,
the Committee must make a report so that it can be read in the Senate.


ACTION REQUESTED

Please call Senate Judiciary Chairman, Jeff Kessler, and Majority
Leader, Truman Chafin, today and ask them to bring SB 638 up in
committee. Because this legislation applies to all West Virginia
citizens, you should NOT identify yourself as a homeschooler. Give the
following message in your own words:

"Thank you for supporting SB 638. Please bring this bill up in
committee as soon as possible so that it can be reported on and then
read in the Senate."

Senator Jeffrey Kessler - Judiciary Chairman
(304) 357-7880
jeff.kessler@wvsenate.gov

Senator Truman Chafin
(304) 357-7808
truman.chafin@wvsenate.gov

BACKGROUND

On June 25, 1997, by a 6-3 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in
*The City of Boerne v. Flores* that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom
Restoration Act (RFRA) was unconstitutional. By doing this, the Court
gave the lowest level of protection to religious liberty. Under this
minimal standard, the state can override a citizen's right to freely
exercise his or her religious beliefs by simply proving that its
regulation is "reasonable." Since nearly all state regulations can be
determined to be "reasonable," religious freedom is exceedingly
limited.

For additional information, visit our issues library at:
http://www.hslda.org/docs/nche/Issues/R/Religious_Freedom-State.asp

Or, view the CHEWV email alert here:
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=7773

HSLDA is working closely with CHEWV to support this legislation.

We are standing with you to defend your freedom!

Sincerely,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney

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