A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer.
The Christian Marine, Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling, was given a bad conduct discharge and a reduction in rank to private.
Both lower court and the appellate court ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act did not apply to her case because displaying a Bible verse does not constitute religious exercise.
“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,” said Liberty Institute attorney Michael Berry. “Restricting a Marine’s free exercise of religion is blatantly unconstitutional.” READ MORE >>