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2/27/2013 12:43:59 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Kansas--Calls Needed Now to Protect Religious Freedom!

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Kansas--Calls Needed Now to Protect Religious Freedom!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Thank you for your calls! On Feb. 26, the Committee on Judiciary
approved the Kansas Religious Freedom Protection Bill and sent it to
the House floor for action. Your representative needs to hear from you
now!

The freedom to live out one's faith has been under attack since a 1997
U.S. Supreme Court case ruled that the U.S. Congress cannot give
greater protection to faith-in-action than the way the Court itself
interprets the First Amendment. That means it's up to individual
states to restore the level of protection that has historically
existed. H.B. 2203 will do that.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please call your Kansas state representative right away. A vote could
take place at any time. Your message can be as simple as, "Please vote
YES on HB 2203. Please protect religious freedom from being eroded."

Use our Legislative Toolbox to find the name of your representative
(be sure to type in your ZIP code).
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17381


BACKGROUND

Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases have muddied the water on how
religious freedom should be protected. One decision even implied that
religious freedom should not be protected at the highest historic
level unless another right, in addition, was on the line. This
tendency to undermine religious freedom must be halted.

HB 2203 accomplishes that by requiring that religious freedom be
protected at the historic level--even when no other right is at stake.
This means that a government agency can place a burden on your
religious freedom only if it has a "compelling interest" and there is
clear and convincing evidence that there isn't a way for the
government to accomplish its objective in a way that is less
burdensome.

HB 2203 also says that it cannot be used to protect any action or
decision that would end the life of any person or unborn child.

The bill contains other safeguards. It says it cannot be used to
support any type of legal system other than those created by law. It
cannot be used in a way that interferes with safety issues in prisons.
And it cannot be used to support a marriage-type relationship that
violates existing law.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely Yours,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.,
Senior Counsel, HSLDA

P.S. We greatly value you and your support--it is a privilege to serve
you! If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you
consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us? Your support
enables us to defend individual families and protect homeschooling
freedom for all. Join now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17382

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