An atheist-minded activist has launched a legal threat against a Marine Corps base in Hawaii, saying the commander needs to tear down a decade-old sign that says “God bless the military” or else face the fury of his organization.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation contacted Col. Sean Kileen to demand the sign’s removal, Fox News. The message, which has stood in plain view on base property since shortly after September 11, 2001, reads: “God bless the military, their families and the civilians who work with them.”
The Marine Corps Times reported the atheist group wants the sign to be relocated to the base chapel.
“This sign is a brazen violation of the No Establishment clause of the Constitution, as it sends the clear message that your installation gives preference to those who hold religious beliefs over those who do not, and those who prefer a monotheistic, intervening god over other deities or theologies,” the letter from MRFF aide Blake Page to Kileen read…
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