Legal Actions Against Military Chaplains Pose Threat to Religious Freedom

Started by JohhnyD, May 25, 2020, 12:23:13 pm

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JohhnyD

https://townhall.com/columnists/roncrews/2020/05/25/legal-actions-against-military-chaplains-pose-threat-to-religious-freedom-n2569374

Excerpt:
QuoteSince COVID-19 restrictions went into effect, MRFF has filed complaints against chaplains around the country who have shared video sermons on military installation webpages (a legally approved forum), persuaded Facebook to remove videos of chaplains 'prayers, and pushed for formal charges against a Korea-stationed chaplain who shared a religious book with his subordinates as a ministry tool (no chaplain was required to read, much less use, the book).

The group even demanded and received a public apology from a Christian who shared hymns and encouragement from the balcony of his military housing apartment.

JayT

Quote from: JohhnyD on May 25, 2020, 12:23:13 pmhttps://townhall.com/columnists/roncrews/2020/05/25/legal-actions-against-military-chaplains-pose-threat-to-religious-freedom-n2569374

Excerpt:
QuoteSince COVID-19 restrictions went into effect, MRFF has filed complaints against chaplains around the country who have shared video sermons on military installation webpages (a legally approved forum), persuaded Facebook to remove videos of chaplains 'prayers, and pushed for formal charges against a Korea-stationed chaplain who shared a religious book with his subordinates as a ministry tool (no chaplain was required to read, much less use, the book).

The group even demanded and received a public apology from a Christian who shared hymns and encouragement from the balcony of his military housing apartment.

So what's the problem?
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vorteks

Quote from: JayT on May 25, 2020, 01:57:56 pmSo what's the problem?

Problem seems to be "Legal Actions Against Military Chaplains Pose Threat to Religious Freedom".

Eclipse

A click-bait story from a click-bait site.

Speaks volumes.



baronet68

I like to be open-minded so I read a bit about both sides. 

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation works to "protect military members from abuse via fundamentalist Christian proselytizing" and was founded by a man who experienced religious discrimination while attending the Air Force Academy because he was Jewish. 

Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty works to ensure that chaplains can retain their ability to "restrict the inherent dangers and destructive effects of providing official approval of and protection for deviant lifestyles and behaviors which Scripture and orthodox Christian tradition and teaching condem"

Each represent opposite sides of a question... but I don't see what this has to do with Civil Air Patrol?

Michael Moore, Maj, CAP
National Recruiting & Retention Manager

Eclipse




SarDragon

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