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The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”.
So President Barack Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime--possibly resulting in imprisonment--for those in uniform to share their faith. This would include chaplains—military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)--whose duty since the founding of the U.S. military under George Washington is to teach their faith and minister to the spiritual needs of troops who come to them for counsel, instruction, or comfort.
Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
Definition of PROSELYTIZE
1: to induce someone to convert to one's faith
2: to recruit someone to join one's party, institution, or cause
Originally posted by neo96
For those who are sitting there saying military service men, and women, are nothing, but killing machines.
They are a whole lot more than that, they always will be if some people are so blinded by the sheer hatred, and bigotry of 'all things religion'.
That is just freaking sad.
Originally posted by grey580
Reminds me of this scene from Full Metal Jacket.
Private Joker, do you believe in the Virgin Mary?
That's all fine and good, but what does it have to do with the topic of the thread? It seems to me that you admit by posting this, that the thread has failed. Oh well.
Originally posted by Trueman
reply to post by neo96
I am christian and that doesn't bothers me at all. See....., it's always been someone trying to get rid of us for the last..... 2000 years?. They all are in a cemetery now, many of them with a cross on their tombstones.