September 1, 2019 | IFA Staff
During a speech today at the American Legion’s 101st National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence addressed the issue of a lawsuit in New Hampshire against the Bible of a World War II POW being displayed on a VA hospital’s missing man table. According to USA Today, “The Bible, carried by a prisoner of war in World War II, is part of a display in the lobby of the VA medical center in Manchester, New Hampshire, commemorating missing and imprisoned service members.” Freedom from Religion Foundation has filed a lawsuit to demand removal of the bible.
Here is what the Vice President had to say about that lawsuit to the crowd of patriots who have served our country:
And as we meet the healthcare needs of our veterans, let me make you another promise: This administration will always make room for the spiritual needs of our heroes at the VA as well.
You might’ve heard even today that there’s a lawsuit to remove a Bible that was carried in World War II from a Missing Man Table at a VA hospital in New Hampshire. There’s a lawsuit underway. It’s really no surprise because, under the last administration, VA hospitals were removing Bibles and even banning Christmas carols in an effort to be politically correct. But let me be clear: Under this administration, VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones.
We will always respect the freedom of religion of every veteran of every faith. And my message to the New Hampshire VA hospital is: The Bible stays.
As you can imagine, the crowd rose to its feet upon that proclamation, after rounds of applause for each statement of support for faith in our nation.
We are grateful and blessed to have a Vice President who says boldly, “The Bible Stays.”