The infamous Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the New Hampshire Air National Guard demanding that they cease including prayer in military ceremonies. Demands like this one have become increasingly commonplace these days, as atheist groups seek to eradicate religious symbols across the country. But the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty and the First Liberty Institute are fighting back.
The First Liberty Institute responded to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s demand by sending an advisory letter to the Pease Air National Guard Base, explaining that chaplains are legally permitted to offer invocations at military events.
Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty praised the base’s decision to ignore the FFRF’s demands, telling One News Now, “Prayers will continue in the Air National Guard as they should...and we're very grateful for this outcome."
Threatening suits is one of the ways the Freedom From Religion Foundation and similar atheist groups try to intimidate institutions into erasing faith. To see the Pease Air National Guard Base stand up for religious freedom is encouraging.
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