For years Doug Collins has attacked DoD regulations to make them conform to his Christian dominionist agenda. Now, he's flatly ignoring regulations he doesn't like. But campaigning in uniform is a flat-out crime that calls for court martial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beyond the White House, the US Military hosts about 1000 prayer breakfasts & luncheons this time of year. The rationale of bringing people together is the exact opposite of what they actually do, as recent events at Scott Air Force Base show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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