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Moore, Pringle praise rules protecting Bibles, Christmas trees in VA hospitals

Thursday, Former Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) and Congressional candidate State Representative Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) both praised new rules for the Veterans Administration protecting Bibles in VA hospitals and allowing Christmas decorations.

“I am very happy to see that President Trump and Vice President Pence are moving to restore the right of military veterans to recognize our spiritual heritage,” Judge Moore said in a statement. “During WWII President Franklin Roosevelt even issued signed Bibles to members of our armed forces.”

“As we enter the Christmas season, I am so thankful that we have a President and Vice President who will stand for religious liberty and our veterans’ rights to celebrate Christmas,” Pringle said. “Thank you, President Trump and Vice President Pence!”

“The Obama Administration and liberal democrats of our day have been on a crusade to remove God from the public square and in doing so are denying everything for which so many have fought and died,” Judge Moore added. “God is not only the basis of our morality, our rights and freedoms, but the ultimate source of our strength and security. As Washington advised our troops one week after the Declaration of Independence was signed “…the peace and safety of our Country depends (under God) solely on the success of our arms.””

“During the last Administration the VA was removing Bibles & even banning Christmas carols to be politically correct, but under President @realDonaldTrump, VA hospitals will NOT be religion-free zones. Message to the New Hampshire VA: the Bible STAYS!” VP Mike Pence said on Twitter.

Vice President Mike Pence announced that he would be scrapping some of the previous administration’s policies when it comes to religion in Veterans Affairs hospitals.

The vice president spoke before the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Wednesday where he announced that the administration under President Donald Trump would be rolling back some of the policies put into place while President Barack H. Obama (D).

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Pence proclaimed that Obama-era rules prohibited the celebration of religious holidays in VA hospitals, including the display of Christmas trees and Bibles were a thing of the past. The Trump administration had overturned those decisions and would be fighting a lawsuit that aims to remove a WWII-era Bible from one VA hospital in New Hampshire.

Former State Representative Perry O. Hooper Jr. told the Alabama Political Reporter that he agrees with the Vice President and strongly supports the new policy.

Mike Pence is a man of deep personal Christian faith,” Hooper said. “Mike Pence is a true patriot and the ultimate Vice President and a great choice to lead the ticket in 2024.”

Hooper is a member of Trump’s national finance team.

“Pence is essential for the GOP in 2020,” Hooper continued. “Pence became the first vice president to establish his own political action committee early in his first term the Great America Committee. Over a two-year period, Pence raised more than $4 million, money that will be deployed during the 2020 election season where it is most needed. He’s a tireless campaigner, He does the kind of fundraising that most presidents do. The results can be seen in the record fundraising in the Trump Pence war chest. Vice President Pence recently embarked on a national tour of congressional districts represented by Democrats that Trump carried in 2016.”

Chris Pringle is running to represent Alabama’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Incumbent Bradley Byrne is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones (D).

Roy Moore is running in the Republican primary, against Byrne and others, for that same Senate seat.

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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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