Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has issued a legal opinion that it is lawful in Virginia to carry a weapon into a worship service for personal protection.
The statute in question says that "if any person carry any gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held at such place he shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor."
According to the attorney general's office, the statute generally prohibits carrying a firearm into "a place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held at such place."
But the statute provided an exception to the prohibition when an individual has a "good and sufficient reason" for carrying the firearm.
Cuccinelli's opinion essentially says that legally carrying a firearm into such a place for self-defense constitutes a "good and sufficient reason."
--Just remember, the law hasn't changed. The courts will decide the first time it comes up.