ACLU Defends Scripture in Letters to Inmates

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is joining with religious rights groups to defend Bible passages after officials at a Virginia jail allegedly cut biblical references out of a letter from a mother to her inmate son.

According to the ACLU, officials at the Rappahannock Virginia Regional Jail used scissors or a hobby knife to actually cut out Bible references from a letter a mother wrote to her son, while he was incarcerated at the jail.

CBN News recently interviewed Eric Rassbach with the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty to get his analysis on the Virginia jail's religious censorship.  Click play to watch the interview.  

The ACLU claimed a three-page letter mailed to the man from his mother last January, only contained the salutation, the first paragraph and the closing "Love, Mom" when the inmate finally received the letter.

The ACLU and other groups are demanding a written guarantee that jail officials reverse its policy.

The jail superintendent said he is investigating the matter.

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