House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Hearing About Religious Accommodations
The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, recently held a hearing on religious accommodations in the military at the Rayburn House Office Building.
In God We Trust’s friend and ally Ron Crews, Executive Director for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, testified before a packed hearing room that Christians are still being unfairly treated in the military. “Ron pointed out several instances of censorship by the military, specifically toward Christians,” stated Archbishop Nedd. “The fact that a military chaplain can’t end a prayer as he or she sees fit in certain situations is a glaring example of what Ron was trying to convey to the members of the subcommittee.”
In God We Trust currently has more than 175,000 signed petitions from our loyal members and supporters calling for an immediate hearing, and ultimate vote for final passage, on Congressman Walter Jones’ legislation, H.R. 343, the “Pray in Jesus’ Name” Act. In God We Trust will continue to work with Congressman Jones and his staff to reintroduce the Pray in Jesus’ Name Act in the 114th Congress. “Our members and supporters have been incredibly active on this issue, and it’s one that is very near and dear to my heart, so we won’t rest until it has become law,” concluded Nedd.