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-UPDATE: Bibles Can Stay in Navy Lodges

by Dr. D ~ August 16th, 2014

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The US Navy has reversed its decision to have Bibles removed from guest rooms in their lodges around the world due to a huge outcry from American Christians. Here’s the story from the Christian Post:

The U.S. Navy has reversed its decision to remove Bibles from Navy rooms, and has noted that it would be reviewing its policy. Navy Exchange Service Command officials had previously said they would be removing all religious literature, following complaints from an atheist group.  …

The Navy’s decision to put Bibles back in its lodge and guest rooms came on Thursday, Navy Times reported. The reversal follows backlash from religious groups who had asked why the Navy is giving in to demands from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which filed a complaint against the Bibles earlier this year.

"A Bible in a hotel room is no more illegal than a chaplain in the military. They are there for those who want them," Chaplain Col. Ron Crews, USAR retired, executive director of Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, said in a statement earlier this week. "There is nothing wrong with allowing the Gideons to place Bibles in Navy lodges, which it has done for decades at no cost to the Navy.  …”

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Response: Great news. There was an overwhelming response from Christian groups when the news leaked out that Bibles were being taken out of the lodges. Christians are finally starting to pay attention to current anti-religious bias in the US military that seems to have escalated during the tenure of the Obama administration.             *Top

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