A Bible was removed from the waiting room of a medical clinic at Eglin Air Force Base because it offended someone.
The Bible was removed from the base’s Allergy and Immunization Clinic after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation filed a complaint, NWFDailyNews.com reported.
MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein shot off an email to the base officials calling the Bible an “indefensible transgression” of what he calls the “foundational constitutional mandates to ensure separation of Church and state in the United States military.”
Major command investigated and decided to move the Bible to the chapel in the hospital.
The waiting room essentially became a “Bible-free zone” as the other reading material, including several gossip magazines, remained.
The Bible-cleansing caught the attention of the Christian Fighter Pilot, a popular website dedicated to Military Religious Freedom and Christian Service.
“While critics may not like it, the presence of a Bible does not endorse, favor, or establish religion or any other ideological viewpoint. By contrast, banning a Bible purely because it is a religious text does endorse a viewpoint — one that is antithetical to the Air Force’s own claims of diversity, tolerance, and religious liberty — as well as the beliefs of a vast majority of Airmen.”
This case isn’t about freedom of religion – it’s about targeting a specific religion – the Christian faith.
So if you found yourself in the waiting room, would you find more comfort in a Bible verse or the latest dirt on the Brangelina split?
For the record, I think our brave veterans find more comfort in this, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”