The U.S. Navy has reversed its decision to remove Bibles from Navy rooms, and has noted that it would be reviewing its policy. Navy Exchange Service Command officials had previously said they would be removing all religious literature, following complaints from an atheist group.
"That decision and our religious accommodation policies with regard to the placement of religious materials are under review," Navy spokesman Lt. Chika Onyekanne said in a statement. "While that review is underway, religious materials removed from Navy Lodge rooms will be returned."
The Navy's decision to put Bibles back in its lodge and guest rooms came on Thursday, Navy Times reported. The reversal follows backlash from religious groups who had asked why the Navy is giving in to demands from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which filed a complaint against the Bibles earlier this year. more >>
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There are not many people who actually enjoy waiting. Whether it's waiting in line at the grocery story, doctor's office, or DMV, we simply do not like to wait. This may even occur at times when we have to wait on God.
We may be praying and praying for something and we may get to the point where we wonder if God even hears our prayers. Having patience and waiting is a topic that you can find many Bible scriptures speaking about.
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Any Bible verse that speaks about strength must start and end with God. The strength of God is what carries us each and every day. As Christians, we believe His strength is made perfect in our weakness. Bible verses that signify God's strength can be very encouraging and perfect way to live add to our lifestyle.
Below are 10 scriptures about strength:
Isaiah 41:10 - fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. more >>
The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty has spoken out against the Navy's recent decision to remove Bibles from Navy lodges and guest quarters, following a complaint from atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation.
"A Bible in a hotel room is no more illegal than a chaplain in the military. They are there for those who want them," said in a statement Chaplain Col. Ron Crews, USAR retired, executive director of Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
"There is nothing wrong with allowing the Gideons to place Bibles in Navy lodges, which it has done for decades at no cost to the Navy. Our service men and women are often away from home, sometimes for long periods of time. It's perfectly constitutional and legal to allow the Gideons to provide, at their own expense, this source of comfort for service men and women of faith." more >>
WASHINGTON — An education expert has argued that United States public schools can benefit immensely from reading the Bible in literature classes and having prayer in schools.
William Jeynes, senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute and an education professor at California State University, made these arguments in a presentation Wednesday at the Family Research Council.
Titled "Putting the Bible and Prayer Back in the Public Schools," Jeynes said there are many benefits to keeping the Bible in public schools and drawbacks from when, during the 1960s, courses were taken out. more >>