OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is weighing in on the case of a U.S. Marine in North Carolina who was court-martialed after posting Bible verses in her government work space and refusing orders to remove them.
Pruitt's office has filed an Amicus Curia, or friend of the court, brief in the case of Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling, who is appealing her court-martial to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Sterling is being represented by the Liberty Institute, a not-for-profit group dedicated to advancing freedom of religion.
Pruitt claims the military court erred by refusing to afford Sterling protections of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and contends the case could impact the religious freedoms of military citizens living in Oklahoma.