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Plaintiffs Propose Replacing Bible at Manchester VA With Book of Faith

Bible displayed at the Manchester VA Medical Center
Manchester VA
Bible displayed at the Manchester VA Medical Center

The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging the display of a Bible at the Manchester VA Medical Center have proposed replacing it with a Book of Faith containing writings and prayers from seven religious groups.

The 2019 lawsuit by two U.S. Air Force veterans against the hospital director said the Bible's inclusion on a table honoring missing veterans and POWs is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

They said the table should be a memorial to all who have served. Government lawyers argued the lawsuit should be dismissed.

The plaintiffs point to a case at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, where a decision was made to replace the Bible with a Book of Faith in 2018.

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