Skip to comments.AIR FORCE: CHRISTIANS' RELIGIOUS SPEECH NOT LEGALLY PROTECTED RIGHT
Posted on 03/16/2014 7:01:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
Christians in the U.S. military are being told they must forfeit their First Amendment rights. Bible verses are being erased from cadets personal dorm-room white boards, and military lawyers claim that legal protections for religion only pertain to matters such as clothing and growing beards but do not extend to any religious expression such as talking about one's faith or posting a Bible verse.
Last year Breitbart News broke the story of a campaign by anti-Christian extremists to suppress traditional Christian expression within the U.S. military. There were conflicting stories regarding the possible court martial of service members who share the gospel of Jesus Christ and confirmed reports of military chaplains being officially censored, as well as Bibles temporarily banned from the Walter Reed military hospital.
After these stories went viral on the Internet, Republicans in Congress launched an investigation, then introduced legislation to specify that religious expression is a protected right for men and women serving in uniform. Although President Obama originally threatened to veto the legislation, those protections were signed into law in December 2013.
Now these new protections are being put to their first test. Military officers at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs are saying that the Obama-Hagel Pentagon does not regard these new protections as encompassing religious speech or writing. As such, cadets are not allowed to post Bible verses on their personal white boards in their dorm rooms.
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Obama went to bat for an Islamic jihadist. Claimed he shot up fellow Americans at Fort Hood because of “workplace harassment” over his religion and pre-deployment stress disorder.
I’m sure that Koran verses are just peachy fine with the new gay friendly military.
But Obama said he’s a Christian...
There will soon be nothing left of America.
Obama regime, driving Christians out of the military, inviting Muslims in and allowing them to wear hijabs and have beards...I can see a future where the US military is able to fire on American citizens.
Someone should form the First Church of Christian Queers or something, then just dare them to touch it...
The government owns both the dorm rooms and white boards. They do not, however, own the words of the cadets when not performing official duties.
We are falling.
Hope one of those conservative law firms out there takes this one on.... particularly since muslims are allowed all sorts of verbiage (e.g. Hassan’s lectures and shoot em up at Ft. Hood)
Republicans in Congress.. introduced legislation to specify that religious expression is a protected right for men and women serving in uniform. Although President Obama originally threatened to veto the legislation, those protections were signed into law in December 2013.
Now these new protections are being put to their first test. Military officers at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs are saying that the Obama-Hagel Pentagon does not regard these new protections as encompassing religious speech or writing.
***Wait, what? Doesn’t it PRECISELY denote that religious expression is protected? Somehow speech or writing is NOT “expressing” something?
Our military has now been sodomized, feminized, homosexualized and now is being purged of any PERSONAL religious expression, despite having allowed it since 1775 with no problems
I would not want a family member serving in this “revamped” military.
Marxists do not want any God to compete with their God...the State.
I agree. It is not my Air Force nor is the entire US Military. The politicians have installed some of the worst political hacks in the upper echelons of the military and are turning it into a force that is not to be admired but disdained.
Allowing every freak and atheist to wear the uniform while telling the morally straight and true warriors to leave will turn them into the next generation of Waffen SS.
So, this means the AF JAG is just gonna shutter the cadet chapel?
Or turn it into a bath house?
Active Duty/Retiree ping.
I wonder how the Pentagon would respond to members of the military attending church off the military bases in nearby towns in uniform as a protest against their religious rights being taken from them.
The main Marxist atheist JERK who is screwing over Christianity in the USAF is the fist waving Mikey Weinstein.
By appointment to the President, BTW.