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Old 04-16-2015, 07:47   #1
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U.S. military ‘hostile’ to Christians under Obama; morale, retention devast

U.S. military ‘hostile’ to Christians under Obama; morale, retention devastated

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-of-hostile-c/

Soon there may only be atheists in the foxholes.

Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a “hostile work environment” that doesn’t let them express their beliefs openly, religious freedom advocates say.

Michael Berry, senior counsel at the Liberty Institute, a Texas-based legal organization dedicated to defending religious liberty in America, said recent high-profile cases of military chaplains facing punishment for private counseling sessions that reflected the teachings of their religion could cause devout Americans who are qualified for military service to think twice about joining the military.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:03   #2
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That part is true. The rest? Not so much. The morale and retention problems have just about nothing to do with religion and this "hostile to christians" business seems to be internet myth. I've never seen or heard of a real example in the Army - just people on the internet who are getting their info third-hand.

The Army loves Christians - you could make a better case that they are hostile to non-Christians or overdo the government involvement in religion. In fact, we get plenty of mandatory classes and meetings with the chaplain, group prayers, etc., especially before and after deployments.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:15   #3
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That part is true. The rest? Not so much. The morale and retention problems have just about nothing to do with religion and this "hostile to christians" business seems to be internet myth. I've never seen or heard of a real example in the Army - just people on the internet who are getting their info third-hand.

The Army loves Christians - you could make a better case that they are hostile to non-Christians or overdo the government involvement in religion. In fact, we get plenty of mandatory classes and meetings with the chaplain, group prayers, etc., especially before and after deployments.
So, the Washington Times is reporting internet myth as evidence?
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:19   #4
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So, the Washington Times is reporting internet myth as evidence?
But... but.. they're mainstream! They'd never get away with it!
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