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Pray: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case of Marine Fired for Displaying Bible Verse

Amanda Casanova-Religion Today : Jun 7, 2017  Christian Headlines

"The military court's outrageous decision means federal judges and military officials can strip our service members of their constitutional rights just because they don't think someone's religious beliefs are important enough to be protected. Our service members deserve better." -First Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford

[Christian Headlines] The Supreme Court declined to hear a former Marine's case this week in which she was court-martialed in part for refusing to remove a Bible verse from her workstation. (Photo: Liberty Institute/via Express UK)

In response to the decision by the court, First Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford said the decision "is going to affect the religious freedoms of all of those who serve us in uniform, and that really is a shame."

Shackelford's nonprofit institute is defending LCpl Monifa Sterling.

In 2013, Sterling displayed the phrase, "No weapons formed against me shall prosper" taped at her desk. When her supervisor objected to it, Sterling said it was her First Amendment right. The supervisor later tore it down, she said. She replaced it and it was removed again.

She was then court-martialed and charged with refusing an order...

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