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Jun 14, 2012 13:46
Category: Religious News

Military Bibles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The B&H Publishing arm of the Southern
Baptist Convention says its Bibles can no longer be emblazoned with
the official insignia of branches of the U.S. military.
     LifeWay Christian Resources spokesman Marty King says the
military branches have revoked their prior authorization to use the
official service emblems on the Soldier's Bible, Sailor's Bible,
Marine's Bible and Airman's Bible.
     King says permission to use the insignia was granted in 2003,
but withdrawn last year.
     Mikey Weinstein says his Military Religious Freedom
Foundation had threatened to sue over what it regarded as an
unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state.
     King says military versions of the Holman Christian Standard
Bible now bear generic insignia instead of the official service
emblems. He adds that the military Bibles "continue to sell well
and provide spiritual guidance and comfort to those who serve."