Some U.S. lawmakers are rallying behind a new amendment intended to protect religious expression in the military, as reports continue to increase of those expressions coming under attack.

On Monday's Fox and Friends, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX) explained why he's become an outspoken proponent of the amendment.

"We're trying to get it passed into law because this president has [...] allowed the abuse of Christians in the military unlike any other religion," he said. The lawmaker also claimed he continuously receives reports from military members citing examples of such suppression, including the refusal to allow personnel to "to hand anybody a bible." 

Gohmert placed blame on the Obama administration for encouraging an environment of intolerance toward Christians, saying it has "gone out of its way to thump Christians."

"This administration's trying to make sure they're atheists all the way to the end," he said.