Is the Navy Removing Bibles from Hotel Rooms?

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By Leslie Ford

A new Navy directive has raised concerns about the potential removal of Bibles from Navy lodge rooms and guest quarters, according to Fox News. These lodges are hotels located on naval bases for members of the Navy, usually used when they receive new permanent change of station (PCS) orders.

The directive states “The Navy Lodge General Manager should advise the Installation Commanding Officer of our intention to work through the chaplain’s office to determine what installation policy is and the method to remove religious material currently in the guest rooms.”

Gideons International, well known for placing Bibles in hotels around the world, has donated Bibles for Navy lodge rooms. However, organizations like the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) maintain that allowing the Gideons to place Bibles in military hotels is “a special privilege for Christianity.” FFRF calls the new rule a “FFRF Victory!

In 2012, The Blaze reported that the Air Force instituted a similar procedure that mandated the removal of Bibles from Air Force hotel rooms. After a loud and clear denunciation from the general public, the Air Force rescinded the policy. In 2011, Like this? Read more and get your own subscription at

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