Chaplain’s ‘no atheists in foxholes’ essay returned to Air Force website | Alliance Defending Freedom

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM COMMENT
August 13, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Litigation Counsel Kellie Fiedorek regarding the decision of the U.S. Air Force to return a chaplain’s essay to a base website after an official initially removed it upon receiving a complaint about its reflections on the quotation “No Atheists in Foxholes” from former President Dwight D. Eisenhower:

“Chaplains have the freedom and obligation to speak about faith and religious values, and this freedom should not be censored or prohibited. The Air Force should be commended for recognizing this and returning Chaplain Reyes’s essay to the ‘Chaplains Corner’ portion of his base’s website. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a Freedom of Information Act request earlier this month in an attempt to determine what led to the chaplain’s essay being censored in the first place. We will continue to monitor that as we stand ready to defend our men and women in uniform just as they stand ready to defend us.”

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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