Ohio congressman objects to Bible removal at military base

AP News
Posted: Apr 14, 2016 9:04 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman is objecting to the removal of a Bible from a POW display at a military base medical center in southwest Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/23FPk9E) reports U.S. Rep. Mike Turner sent a letter Wednesday to the top general at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base objecting to the Bible's removal from a POW/MIA table display in the hospital's dining facility.

A base spokesman says the Bible was removed last week after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation complained and the situation was assessed.

Turner's letter to Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski says the action is unacceptable and he's concerned that "similar efforts to restrict religious freedom" may be made at other military sites.

Foundation president Mikey Weinstein says the foundation had constitutional concerns about the Bible's display and had received complaints.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com