VIA| According to recent reports, a U.S. Marine was just convicted for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer desktop. The screen read “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”
The military determined that the line “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.”
Sterling, the Marine, was convicted at a court-martial at Camp Lejune in North Carolina. She reportedly refused to obey the orders to remove the verse. This refusal has now left her unemployed, a process that will be extraordinarily difficult given her charge of bad conduct and dishonorable discharge.
“If the government can order a Marine not to display a Bible verse, they could try and order her not to get a religious tattoo, or go to church on Sunday,” Michael Berry, an attorney for the Liberty Institute, claimed in a statement. “Restricting a Marine’s free exercise of religion is blatantly unconstitutional.”
This incident is just one of many attempts by the government to restrict the expression of faith among our men and women in uniform.