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Fundies want to force bibles on servicemembers

You can’t escape them, even when you’re on duty serving your country. Has it ever occurred to these folks that not everyone wants a bible? Would they be OK with a Koran “care package” or some other religious text being placed in every bunk?

The ministry Revival Fires International has launched an effort to distribute the Bible to every Marine, sailor, soldier, airman and Coast Guardsman serving America in combat areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

According to Revival Fires’ spokesman Tim Todd, U.S. military personnel who are deployed and serving their country, in harm’s way daily, are open to the gospel and desperately need God’s Word. However, he notes, the U.S. government no longer provides God’s Word for America’s troops. “Because of the foolish ‘separation of church and state’ battle going on in this country, our military stopped this years ago,” Todd observes. “Now our chaplains have to depend on Christian organizations … to provide these Bibles for our servicemen and women.”

…He is urging Christians to partner with Revival Fires International by giving to this effort to supply God’s Word to the men and women who are defending America’s freedom and fighting the war on terror. “You and I will never do anything more important or patriotic this July 4 than providing Bibles for our troops,” Todd says. A ministry web page has been set up to provide would-be supporters with more information.

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