A group dedicated to preserving the religious freedom of military chaplains is commending the United States Air Force for ignoring a complaint from an anti-Christian organization demanding that it stop allowing chaplain prayers at an Air National Guard base in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Air National Guard is continuing their tradition of including prayer during military ceremonies – despite receiving a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) atheist group demanding that they stop.
At the request of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (CARL), the Christian legal group, First Liberty Institute (FLI), sent an advisory letter to the Pease Air National Guard Base military base explaining how the law allows chaplains to offer invocations at military events.
CARL Executive Director Ron Crews praises the decision of the military leaders to not cave in to FFRF’s scare tactics of using misinformation and intimidation to end the prayers.
"The commanders there at the unit in the air national guard have made the decision to ignore the threat from the from the Freedom from Religion Foundation and prayers will continue in the Air National Guard as they should,” Crews announced. “And we're very grateful for this outcome."
The Christian leader contends that FFRF has won too many cases by just by threatening to sue.
"That's why we're grateful to organizations like First Liberty – who will step forward and give the legal precedent for organizations and institutions like the Air National Guard – to say there is no reason for you to give in to this threat of a suit because you're doing the right thing,” Crews expressed, lauding the Christian legal organization. “Keep doing it!"