The Republican-controlled Kansas Senate passed a resolution on the subject this past Friday, while two of their colleagues in the state House are having a similar resolution drafted.
"There is certainly concern with what is going on at the Pentagon," state Rep. Pete DeGraaf (R-Mulvane), a sponsor of the resolution, told The Huffington Post. "They are singling out Christianity with our troops. We have a long history of being a Judeo-Christian nation."
During Friday's Senate debate, state Sen. Mitch Holmes (R-St. John) told colleagues that he knew of 20 instances of what he described as military attacks on Christianity, including a ban on Bible verses being printed on rifle scopes by the vendor and a proposed policy on proselytizing, the Topeka Capitol-Journal reported. The Defense Department has explained that the latter proposal would allow troops to express their faith but not to attempt to convert someone else. But Christian activists have raised concerns about Pentagon officials' reported meeting with the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation about the proposal.