Eric Holder DOJ defunds Young Marine program because of God reference
Eric Holder has rescinded funding for the Young Marine program in Louisiana because a local official refused to sign a pledge stating he would require the programs to ban mentions of God. I guess the reference should have been Allah instead. I guarantee you Holder’s DOJ wouldn’t dare go after a Young ‘Soldiers of Allah’ group. Speaking of Eric Holder, why hasn’t he been forced to resign for spying on AP reporters and James Rosen yet?
Julian Whittington, the sheriff of Bossier Parish, LA, told Fox News that Obama’s Justice Office of Civil Rights de-funded the Young Marines chapter and another youth program over mentions of religion. In the case of the Young Marine program, chartered in 1965, the funding was cut off because the group features an oath that mentions “God.” In the other case, it was because a program for at-risk youth featured a voluntary, student-led prayer session as one of its activities.
Sheriff Whittington says that the DOJ withdrew a combined $30,000 from the programs because the groups refused to remove God from their activities. The sheriff said this was evidence of the government’s “aggression and infringement of our religious freedoms.”
Whittington told Fox, “We were informed that these are unacceptable, inherently religious activities and the Department of Justice would not be able to fund the programs if it continued. They wanted a letter from me stating that I would no longer have voluntary prayer and I would also have to remove ‘God’ from the Young Marine’s oath.”