Officer Cleared in Military Bible Complaint

Todd Starnes
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Posted: Aug 24, 2016 8:46 AM
Officer Cleared in Military Bible Complaint

An Air Force major, who was accused of civil rights violations for having a Bible on his work desk, has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to military officials at the 310th Space Wing in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Maj. Steve Lewis, a supervisor at the Reserve National Security Space Institute, agreed to voluntarily remove the Bible pending a military review.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation had filed a complaint against Maj. Lewis -- accusing him of "harboring and encouraging a truly abhorrent example of First Amendment civil rights violations."

But a public affairs spokesman told me late Tuesday that Maj. Lewis was well within his rights to have an open Bible on his office desk.

"We have concluded that no abuse of liberties has occurred," Lt. Col. David Fruck told me.

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