The Christian faith is under threat in the U.S. armed forces.
As one example, in the military, there's a tradition of honoring prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action — called the missing man table.
When a missing man table at F.E. Warren Air Force base in Wyoming included a Bible, dozens of Air Force members objected, petitioning the base to remove the Bible — in spite of the fact that most of the 36 servicemembers behind the petition were Christians, including several Catholics.
The base's leadership caved to pressure in mid-July, replacing the Sacred Scriptures with a generic "book of faith" paying homage to all religions.
In April, the so-called Military Religious Freedom Foundation accused the Navy of proselytizing for featuring the Bible on a missing man table at a hospital in Okinawa, Japan. The Navy then launched an investigation.
Foundation attorney, Michael Weinstein, mocked the inclusion of the Bible on the table, calling it "like a tarantula on a wedding cake."
The Navy found no problem with the Bible. But the foundation is challenging the ruling, filing a complaint with the inspector general in June.
Also in April, an Air Force officer got in trouble for objecting to so-called same-sex marriage. Colonel Leland Bohannon declined to sign a certificate acknowledging an officer's gay partner. The Air Force punished the colonel, but Bohannon fought the religious discrimination and won in a court ruling in April.
The military is bending over backwards to accommodate tiny religious minorities like Sikhs and neo-pagans, but Christians feel it is becoming harder to express their faith.