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Bible Belt Meets Persian Gulf
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Bible Belt Meets Persian Gulf

Divisive religious proselytization is a recurrent problem in the US military. But it's especially dangerous on the front lines, in the face of potential enemies similarly preached to in religiously exclusionary terms.
Nuclear Bibles Cause Blow Up At Charleston Navy Base
A stack of 'Operation Worship' Bibles, with different unit designations. "The pink Bible is for spouses -- how sexist is THAT?!?" -- Chris Rodda, MRFF Research Director Image from: 'Operation Worship' Product Display Captured Online by Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Nuclear Bibles Cause Blow Up At Charleston Navy Base

Illegal religious proselytizing via literature in a prominent public area went on for months at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station. Then came Bibles stamped with the unit's initials.
Chaplains Seek Aid Of Military Religious Freedom Foundation
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Chaplains Seek Aid Of Military Religious Freedom Foundation

For the first time in its 15-year history the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is representing a group of clients entirely made up of military chaplains. One of their own crossed the line promoting an anti-LGBT book "Coronavirus and Christ" via his official email account.
Kafkaesque Battle For Religious Freedom Coming To The Screen
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Kafkaesque Battle For Religious Freedom Coming To The Screen

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation's decades-long Kafkaesque battle to defend religious freedom may soon be seen by millions of Americans as the result of a deal struck with screenwriter/producer Jesse Maiman.
Jesus Candy II: It’s Proselytizing, Proud Candymaker Says!
"Jesus Candy" sold at Peterson AFB is entirely conceived to proselytize, which is why selling it there is unconstitutional. Image from: Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Jesus Candy II: It’s Proselytizing, Proud Candymaker Says!

Rightwing media jumped all over my earlier story about Jesus Candy sold at Peterson AFB. It's just candy, they argued. But it turns out the candymaker disagrees. The whole reason he's in business is to proselytize--which is fine. But NOT in a government-run BX, where it violates 1st Am & military regs.
Jesus Candy Causes Democracy Decay At Peterson AFB
"Jesus Candy" may seem innocent. But can you imagine a military exchange selling "Mohamed Munchies"? Of course not! Image from: Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Jesus Candy Causes Democracy Decay At Peterson AFB

It may seem like a little thing to outsiders, but on a base with a religious freedom climate it's hiding from public view, there are no little things for those who have to live with them every day. In fact, it could well be the straw that broke the camel's back.
The Christmas War On Unity
Santa repurposed as a divisive figure symbolizes hundreds of other less visible, but deeply felt wounds felt across the military this holiday season. Image from: Military Religious Freedom Foundation

The Christmas War On Unity

It’s ‘Oh, no! no!’ not ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’ as Santa Claus is drafted by fundamentalists to help spread religious divisiveness in the US military. There are hundreds of similar incidents around Christmas time, most settled quickly & quietly. This one illustrates them all.
Crusaders For Christ? Or Defenders Of The Constitution?
Military Religious Freedom Foundation artist's rendering of Officers’ Christian Fellowship magazine cover, Fall 2019 Image from: Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Crusaders For Christ? Or Defenders Of The Constitution?

A parachurch organization largely composed of officers is renewing a push to create a generation of 'Warriors for Christ and not Scholar-Warrior-Diplomats for Peace,' as one disappointed member puts it.