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Congressmen Query End of Military Bibles

posted on July 19, 2012

At Associated Baptist Press, Bob Allen reports that Congressman Alan Nunnelee, a Southern Baptist from Mississippi, has written a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta   “questioning the motive behind [the U.S. military] asking LifeWay division B&H Publishing to stop publishing Bibles with the official emblems of the five branches of the military.” Allen writes that the military revoked permission after receiving complaints from a First Amendment watchdog group, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. In a statement accompanying his letter, Rep. Nunnelee writes, “The military should not be succumbing to pressure from outside groups to alter longstanding policy.”

Read at Associated Baptist Press