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Pence’s ‘Politically Correct’ Obama VA Claim

Pence’s ‘Politically Correct’ Obama VA Claim

In an address to veterans, Vice President Mike Pence claimed that “under the last administration, VA hospitals were removing Bibles and even banning Christmas carols in an effort to be politically correct.” There’s less to the isolated incidents than Pence’s claim suggests.

Burned Bibles?

Q: Did the Obama administration burn soldiers’ Bibles?
A: The military destroyed Bibles printed in Afghan languages to prevent distribution to local Muslims. But it happened during the Bush administration.