ADF signs letter to Pentagon regarding Navy Bible policy

Friday, September 05, 2014

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Chief Solicitor Gary McCaleb regarding the participation of ADF in a Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition letter to Secretary of Defense Charles T. Hagel and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus regarding Navy policy on Gideons Bibles in Navy lodges:

“Chaplains on Navy bases and ships aren’t illegal, and neither are Bibles in Navy lodges. Rather than surrender to the misguided demands of activists with inaccurate views of the very Constitution that our service men and women fight to preserve, the Navy should adopt a policy in keeping with the First Amendment – that donated Bibles are welcome in Navy lodging as they always have been. As the coalition letter indicates, support for such a policy has deep and undeniable roots in both American history and Supreme Court precedent. We encourage the Navy to take a strong stand in the face of this hollow threat.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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