NASA censors ‘Jesus’ from newsletter
Monday, February 8, 2016
AFA has just learned that NASA has directed the name of “Jesus” to be ousted from a publication coming out of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
According to FoxNews, the name of Jesus is not welcome in the center’s newsletter. A complaint has been filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA.
The censorship began last May, when the employee-based Praise and Worship Club placed an announcement in the space center’s newsletter, announcing the theme of their meeting, “Jesus is our life.”
Soon after the newsletter hit the stands, the legal department called the organizers and told them they could not use the name Jesus in their announcements. The club’s leadership was also told that “NASA would be censoring all future club announcements that featured the name, ‘Jesus’.”
NASA’s legal department explained that including the name “Jesus” within the club’s announcement made that announcement “sectarian” or “denominational.” They also alleged such announcements would cause NASA to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
We think NASA has become confused. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not censorship of religion.
Contact NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and urge him to protect liberty and freedom by rescinding the censorship orders at Johnson Space Center.
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association