(Gospel Herald) In June 2015, attorneys at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, told Christian employees they could no longer mention the name “Jesus” in e-newsletter announcements for their Praise and Worship Club because they believed it violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution. After the legal intervention of First Liberty Institute attorneys last month, however, NASA officials reversed their stance.
As reported by The Gospel Herald on Feb. 12, members of the JSC Praise and Worship Club have been regularly meeting during lunch breaks since 2001. During their gatherings, they sing songs of worship and discuss various aspects of their faith, The Hill reported. Then, members of the group said NASA warned them their newsletter announcement violated a policy of the agency, which is to remain neutral regarding the subject of religion. There had been no censorship issues presented until last year.