Nexcom, the U.S. Navy agency that manages hotel guest rooms on Navy bases. has caved to pressure from atheists and is ordering the removal of the Holy Bible from guest rooms. Not only that, but the Navy is actuallly directing Navy chaplains to help with the removal. This is yet one more extreme example of the secular attack on religious freedom under the guise of ensuring "a separation of church and state" that has never existed in the Constitution. Instead, the secular extremists deliberately work to confuse a recognition of God with the "establishment of religion" that is prohibited by the First Amendment.
This is what the First Amendment actually says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
The secular extemists always push the courts and government agencies to interpret the first clause as meaning the God can never be part of the public square but they ignore the second clause about the guarantee for the free exercise of religion. They want us to believe that the mention of God is the same thing as the government endorsing a specific religious denomination as England had done in endorsing the Anglican Church as the official state church imposed on the colonies and at home. The Church of England is still the official church of the United Kingdom today and Queen Elizabeth, II is still the head of that church.
It should be clear to any logical person familiar with the debates of the founders and authors of the Constitution that recognizing the God and his Word does exist is not the same thing as the government endorsing any specific denomination. It is simply intellectually dishonest to maintain that charade.
No court has ordered the Navy to remove the Bibles. There are hundreds of thousands of Gideon Bibles placed in civilian hotels all over America and the world. The Navy is subject to pressure on this mistaken policy and can reverse the policy if enough citizens complain. Since the Obama Administration is unlikely to reverse the Navy policy, I hope Congress will demand clear answers as to why Nexcom has caved to atheist pressure and ignores the rights of those who want to freely read the Word of God on a government facility.