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Family Research Council: For our troops in the Middle East, it’s not away in a manger — it’s away goes the manger! After years of celebrating Christmas with a live nativity, the U.S. Navy is ordering military families to tear down its display on a Bahrain base. Service members were stunned. The news was most upsetting for the kids, who look forward to playing their parts all year long. “It was devastating,” one officer told Fox News. “Here we are serving in the Middle East, defending our country and other people’s religions… and we can’t even enjoy our own.”
Christian Post: The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers say it is seeking an alternative to the services provided by Christian and other faith-based chaplains in VA hospitals and hospices. The group is campaigning for more secular humanist representatives for veterans – the equivalent of chaplains for non-believers.
U-T San Diego: But in a heartless move, two hypersecularist groups – the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers, and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation – are now threatening to sue if the U.S. Marine Corps refuses to take down the crosses. They say the crosses establish a religion and they want to see the crosses put into “a private church.”
Gary McCaleb at Townhall: For decades, atheist groups have strategically involved themselves in questions of religious freedom, and they have done so chiefly by fighting to have all Christian symbols and texts removed from public view. But in recent years, as this fight has continued, it’s become evident that it’s not just symbols and texts they want removed from public view, rather, it’s Christians themselves.
LVTSG.com: According to a Fox News story which aired yesterday (click here to see the Fox News video ), the Commandant of Camp Pendleton, California, Colonel Nicholas F. Marano, USMC, is expected to rule shortly on whether two memorial crosses erected atop Mount Horno can remain in place.
Warner Robins Patriot: Air Force officials have apparently agreed in principle to remove Bibles from on-base lodging rooms following pressure from a atheist group.
Military.com: California Rep. Duncan Hunter has waded into the battle over the so-called Camp Pendleton cross — put up by leathernecks in honor of four buddies killed in Iraq — by asking the commander of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to let the cross stay.