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House Takes Aim at Religious Persecution in the Ranks

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By Tony Perkins

From statutory changes, to oversight hearings, to special orders on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, House Armed Services Committee Members under the leadership of Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) have spearheaded efforts to rollback restrictions against religious expression in the Armed Forces. That vital work continues this week on Friday, September 19th at 8:00 a.m. (ET) when the Subcommittee on Military Personnel convenes to look at the state of religious freedom in the military at present.

As part of a great panel including staunch advocates for religious freedom Michael Berry from The Liberty Institute and Dr. Ron Crews from the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, our own Travis Weber, Director of FRC’s Center for Religious Liberty, will be testifying. Travis, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, will be drawing attention to continued incidents that have targeted religious speech in the military and the urgent need for the Department of Defense to adhere to statutory and constitutional guidance that requires protection of our First Freedom. For more details about Friday’s important hearing and to tune in, visit the House Armed Services Committee website here.

Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.

(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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