Religious freedom advocates are disappointed over the Supreme Court’s decision to forgo consideration of a military case involving Marine lance corporal Monifa J. Sterling's right to display her favorite Scripture verses. The lower court's verdict in United States v. Sterling was that the Marine’s right to display Scripture was not protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, was dismayed that the Supreme Court would allow this “chill on religious expression” to carry over from the Obama administration. He offered the following reaction in a press release Monday.