nearvideo atheist group sued New Hampshire VA hospital about Bible-display of the POW/MIA memorial plaque
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, calls the display of ‘disgusting.’ The First Liberty Institute’s Mike Berry, who represents the group that donated the Bible is not responding.
Vice-President Mike Pence, who took a shot at the Obama administration on Wednesday in his defense of Veterans Affairs Bible display.
“You might have heard. … It is to remove a legal dispute, the Bible, which was carried out in the second world war, of a Missing man a table at a VA hospital in New Hampshire,” Pence said the American Legion national convention in Indianapolis. “It’s really no surprise, because under the last administration, VA hospitals were to remove Bibles and even a ban on Christmas carols in an effort to be politically correct.”
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Pence, the son of the Bronze Star recipients from the Korean war and the father of a Marine, said the Department of Veterans Affairs, under President Trump a “religion-free” zone, The Indianapolis Star reported, referring to a lawsuit by the military Religious Freedom Foundation.
“And my message to the New Hampshire VA hospital,” Pence said to the crowd, “the Bible!”
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The Department of veterans Affairs press secretary, Curt Cashour, told Fox News in may that the VA will not back down on the lawsuit.
“This lawsuit – supported by a group that is known for questionable practices and unsuccessful actions – is nothing more than to force an attempt, VA censorship in a show of respect for American POW/MIA community,” Cashour said. “Make no mistake: VA will not be bullied on this issue.”
Evangelist Franklin Graham on Thursday praised Pence for his “boldness” in a Facebook post.
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“We are grateful that you and President Donald J. Trump for the consistent defense of our religious freedoms,” wrote Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
His comments shortly after the Democratic National Committee, on Thursday decried a defender of “freedom of religion were not faithful” in a resolution in support of the.