Veterans Day: Defending Military Religious Freedom

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The service and sacrifices of the U.S. Armed Forces are being honored across the nation Monday.

The Veterans Day celebrations began this weekend, with the Family Research Council and churches around the country celebrating Military Freedom Sunday in their honor.

The FRC is making a case against the increasing harassment service members are facing when they exercise their religious beliefs. 

"More and more service members are facing harassment, demotion, and formal reprimands simply for being Bible-believing Christians," FRC President Tony Perkins said. "They've been prohibited from sharing their faith, forbidden from praying publicly, and dismissed from duty for refusing to surrender their religious convictions."

The group, along with members of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition, are advising service members that liberty advocacy groups "stand ready to provide legal assistance should they experience a violation of their religious liberty rights."

Perkins blames the Obama administration policy and those who go too far in trying to implement it for the attacks on military religious freedom.

"Defending America's freedom shouldn't mean surrendering theirs, especially given that the Constitution they have sworn to uphold guarantees religious liberty as all Americans' first freedom,'" Perkins concluded.

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