Air Force Major Steve Lewish is being targeted by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation for having an open Bible on his desk at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.
MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein believes Lewis should be “aggressively punished” over this:
“The Bible is very obviously a statement of Christian preference, Christian primacy. Had that been the Book of Satan or the Koran there would be blood in the freaking streets. [Lewis is] harboring and encouraging a truly abhorrent example of First Amendment civil rights violations,” whined Weinstein.
“He has removed the Bible voluntarily because he didn’t want this to cause attention or disruption to his unit,” said Col. Damon Feltman, the commander of the 310th Space Wing in response to the incident. “I’ve performed a walk-through of the office and everything seemed to be in compliance with Air Force regulation.”
“As long as he’s not doing something excessive, the existence of a Bible or the Koran or the Torah or some other religious article is not prohibited,” Col. Feltman clarified. “It’s what you do with it when you have it.”