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  •  Re: Military chaplains (4+ / 0-)
    1. Evidence, please?
    2. Who or what is responsible? Is this even real? Or is it just perceived?
    In NOM-speak, activities of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MilitaryReligiousFreedom.org), which advocates for each service member's right to practice religion (or not) without the intimidation of others' proselytising, are causing problems for military chaplains.

    (see their mission statement here.)

    Some chaplains (as well as some service members) are riled about not being able to push their religion on others in the military, but the Services maintain that each service member's right to freedom of (and from) religion outweigh the "rights" to proselytize claimed by those chaplains and other service members.

    •  Additionally, they're refering to (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      Gordon Klingenschmitt being ousted as a chaplain because he repeatedly ignored orders not to appear at political events in uniform (military regulations prohibit active-duty personnel from actively participating in political events and from wearing their uniforms when attending them; these regulations have nothing to do with LGBT issues and everything to do with the military being under civilian control).

      Unfortunately when smart and educated people get crazy ideas they can come up with plausibly truthy arguments. -- Andrew F Cockburn

      by ebohlman on Sat Mar 22, 2014 at 12:25:44 AM PDT

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