Monday, October 12, 2015

Marine Base Will Not Remove Sign Calling For God's Blessing

AP reported yesterday that the commander of the Marine corps base on Oahu, Hawaii has rejected a call by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation that the military move or take down a sign put up after 9-11 which reads: "God bless the military, their families and the civilians who work with them." MRFF head Mikey Weinstein says the group represents 72 marines on the base, and wants the sign removed or moved to the grounds of the base chapel.  Alternatively Weinstein proposes that other signs be put up alongside this one, reading, for example, "Goddess bless...."  MRFF says that the current sign violates the Establishment Clause.