Monday, March 31, 2014

Bill’s veto hailed by ACLU, condemned by family group

By Andrew Cain
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 30, 2014

The ACLU hailed and the Family Foundation condemned Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of a bill that sought to prohibit censorship by state government officials or agencies of the religious content of sermons made by chaplains of the Virginia National Guard — as long as the sermons did not advocate disobedience of lawful orders.

The ACLU said the bill sponsored by Sen. Richard H. Black, R-Loudoun, “would have allowed National Guard chaplains to proselytize” to unwilling service members.

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