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  •  What are you saying he's trying to do? (3+ / 0-)

    He can't shut them down, force them to stop talking, etc.

    He absolutely can refuse to allow them special privileges like holding events on base. Nobody has a right to hold events on military bases.

    And he absolutely can order soldiers under his command not to participate in these organizations, distribute their literature, or promote their ideas - just like pre-DADT repeal he could order us not to go to gay bars, and like there are still standing orders not to participate in other hate groups like Neo-Nazi organizations. Servicemembers don't have the right to free association or speech.

    They do have the right to freedom of religion, so he can't order them not to participate in actual churches/religious organizations (per IRS definition, I believe). But AFA and FRC aren't churches.

    "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

    by kyril on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 07:53:31 PM PDT

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