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U.S. military 'hostile' to Christians under Obama

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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, the Washington Times reported.

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.

In December, a chaplain for a Ranger training battalion received an administrative letter of concern after a soldier complained that he advocated Christianity and used the Bible during a mandatory unit suicide-prevention training session. The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers said the chaplain "used his official position to force his personal religious beliefs on a captive military audience" in an article the group posted on its website.

And, last month, a Navy chaplain was removed from his post and may lose his career after some sailors complained about his private counseling, in which he reportedly advocated against homosexuality and sex outside of marriage. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/15/us-military-losing-christians-because-of-hostile-c/" type="iframe" hyperlink="...read more"]

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4 thoughts on “U.S. military 'hostile' to Christians under Obama

  1. Does this latest hostility against Christians have something to do with Obama's selective outrage over the Crusades?

  2. I saw a billboard recently with a slender women and small in stature claiming to be of the Military in the usa , it seemed rather unthreatening to me , i wonder if she would do well when things get really difficult ?

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