A Bible and framed Bible verse that were at display at the Veteran’s Administration Clinic have now been removed.
Fox News reports that the Bible and Scripture verse were part of Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) table which was set up by volunteers at the clinic.
Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein said the display violated the U.S. Constitution and stated he was filing a complaint on behalf of nearly a dozen military veterans who use the clinic, some of which are Christian.
However, clinic administrator Brian Reinhart said that he knew of no other complaints besides Weinstein’s.
Reinhart decided to comply with Weinstein’s demand, however, since a few veterans had expressed concern, and had the Bible removed from the display.
“I just wanted to let you know that the Bible has been removed from our POW table and the Bible verse has been removed from the framed scripture,” Reinhart wrote in an email to Weinstein.
Weinstein applauded Reinhart’s action.
“MRFF’s veteran client soldiers and we at the MRFF as well, applaud this VA Clinic Administrator’s sage wisdom and courage in recognizing that the U.S. military is comprised of hundreds if not thousands of diverse faiths as well as no faiths,” he wrote in a statement. “We heartily commend his taking decisive and swift action to remedy the situation so that the MIA/POW table truly honors all.”