Bibles are back in the nightstand drawers

Religion News Service notes that the Navy has decided to put New Testaments and Psalms back in nightstand drawers after removing the due to complaints about preferential treatment for Christians:

Gideon member distributing scripture in motel room.jpgIn June, the U.S. Navy ordered housekeepers at thousands of Navy-owned guest lodges near U.S. and international bases to remove the Bibles and any other “religious materials” from their rooms. Scriptures would remain available on request.

But public outcry, prompted this week by a social media alert from the American Family Association and protests by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, led the brass to reverse course Friday (Aug. 15).

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