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Group battles for religious freedom of (Christian) soldiers

Group battles for religious freedom of (Christian) soldiers

From U.S. News & World Report:

A group of military chaplains is launching a campaign to protect religious freedom in the U.S. Armed Forces – but only for service members of the Christian faith.


The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty said Tuesday it planned to reach out to Christian members of the military in coming months to inform them of their “constitutionally guaranteed religious liberties.” The alliance will connect with those soldiers through its 2,400 member chaplains – which represent nearly half of the total number of chaplains in the military.

“They’ll receive a palm card… saying: here are your religious liberties and here is what to do if threatened,” said Ron Crews, the executive director of the alliance, at a press conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday. …

Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, said he believed the press conference was largely intended to push for measures that would allow proselytizing in the military.

“They want their cake, and they want to push their cake in other people’s faces, too,” he said.

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Group battles for religious freedom of (Christian) soldiers

This is a good place to use Andrew Sullivan's distinguishing term, "Christianist". I stand w/ the Atheists & Freethinkers here . . . and I believe Jesus would (does!), too.

JC Fisher

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