The Bible Is NOT the Enemy!
Every veteran who has served honorably in the uniform of the American military deserves to be appreciated and respected. But the recent removal of a Bible from a POW/MIA display at a Veterans Administration clinic in Akron, Ohio — allegedly because a veteran was offended — is yet another sad example of the blatant disregard for religious liberty perpetrated throughout the government offices of the current administration.
When an atheist group complained to the clinic administrator on behalf of an anonymous veteran, the director removed the Bible along with a framed scripture. The display from which these items were removed is known by veterans as the “Missing Man” table and is a common display at military functions and installations across the country.
Its purpose is to honor the sacrifice of those who have suffered through captivity in wartime as well as those who have never been recovered and returned and are still missing as a result of combat while serving in the U.S. military, all to uphold our freedoms. None of the families of any of the MIAs have complained, nor have the POWs or their families.
In capitulating to the atheists’ demands, the administrator of this clinic, Mr. Brian Reinhart, has shown a lack of courage, a poor knowledge of the Constitution, contempt for tradition, and a disregard for the families of the MIAs and the POWs themselves. This display violates no regulations nor the U.S. Constitution.
Ultimately, the actions of Mr. Reinhart are disgraceful and support the agenda of one veteran who thinks the Bible is a threat, if that veteran actually exists. Please stand with me in urging the Veterans Administration to reinstate the Bible in the POW/MIA display. Sign our petition, which we will deliver to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Petition to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
We, the undersigned, urge you to reinstate the Bible that was removed from a POW/MIA display in a Veterans Administration clinic in Akron, Ohio. The purpose of this display is to honor the sacrifice of those who have suffered through captivity in wartime as well as those who have never been recovered and are still missing as a result of U.S. military combat, and does not endorse any particular religion or agenda. The display has received no objection from the families of MIAs or POWs, and it does not violate any regulations nor the U.S. Constitution. We strongly urge you to honor the memory of those who have sacrificed so much to uphold our freedoms by reinstating this display.
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