Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bibles Booted from U.S. Navy Base Guest Rooms

Where is the outrage from the liberals who are always lecturing us about the evils of censorship?
The U.S. Navy will no longer allow Bibles and other religious materials in the guest rooms of Navy lodges, a decision that has infuriated some conservative groups, which recently learned about the new policy. 
The Navy’s decision came after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter questioning the constitutionality of religious literature in the Navy lodges’ 3,000 guest rooms.
The June 19 directive from the Navy Exchange Service Command, which runs the Navy’s 39 guest lodges in the U.S. and abroad, allows religious materials to be made available to guests. 
But it forbids religious items to be placed in guest rooms, aligning the command, known as NEXCOM, with U.S. Navy policy, said NEXCOM spokeswoman Kathleen Martin.
On Tuesday the American Family Association made the directive the subject of its latest “action alert,” asking members to call Navy officials to reverse the decision. The Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty has called on the Navy to do the same. 
But supporters of the Navy directive, said it rights a constitutional wrong, in that the Establishment Clause does not allow the U.S. government to promote or favor any particular religion.
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Singring said...

Clearly, Martin, you don't care very much for the Constitution, nor do you have a good grasp of what constitutes censorship.

This is a government institution, which mustn't favour one religious belief over another. Bibles paid for by tax-payer money (or even if donated) therefore can't be placed in Navy guest rooms. Or should we also stock these rooms with the Q'ran, the Torah and the Satanic Bible, just to get things started?

Do you know why the Navy instantly caved when the FFRF sent their letter? Because they knew they dind't have a legal leg to stand on, it was a blatant violation of the 1st.

Martin Cothran said...


Where does the Constitution prevent a government institution from favoring one religious belief over another?

Anonymous said...

All of this in a country with In God We Trust on its currency and God mentioned in the Pledge of Allegiance.

One Brow said...

"Where does the Constitution prevent a government institution from favoring one religious belief over another?"

The free exercise of religion is inhibited when the government favors one religion over another, as that creates social pressure in benefiting the favored religion.