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House OKs Bill Allowing Faith Groups to Serve the Military

05-05-2016

The House Armed Services Committee has passed an amendment that ensures faith-based groups can serve the military without giving up their religious identities. 

Several organizations were restricted from providing services after President Barack Obama's executive order concerning sexual orientation and gender identity.

The order prevented religious organizations that have contracted with the government to provide services like medical care and support for service members and their families.

However, after the amendment is passed by the full House, faith-based organizations will be able to continue serving without denying their religious identities. 

"Venders should be allowed to continue to serve our men and women in uniform without having to give up their religious identity," said Chaplain (Col.) Ron Crews, executive director of Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. "These venders will serve without discriminating against anyone, so they shouldn't be discriminated against by the government."

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