Congressman Turner released the following statement after sending a letter to Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski to express his concern with the recently reported actions of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) personnel removing a Bible from the POW/MIA display at Wright-Patterson Medical Center.

“I am greatly concerned that the actions at Wright-Patterson Medical Center may reflect a policy implementation at WPAFB that could put at risk many of the artifacts currently on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.”

Since 2007, Congressman Turner has been fighting against censorship and removal of religious symbols and expression. Most notably, Congressman Turner introduced bipartisan legislation titled, ‘The Andrew Larochelle God, Family, and Country Act,’ to permanently end the restriction of religious expressions on U.S. Capitol flag certificates.