Skip to comments.Army says faith-based group can no longer put Bible verses on dog tags after complaint
Posted on 12/03/2019 12:56:08 PM PST by Midwesterner53
When Army Captain Russell Rippetoe was killed in action on April 2, 2003 -- the first combat casualty of Operation Iraqi Freedom -- then-President George W. Bush spoke about how Rippetoe had on his dog tags "Joshua 1:9" engraved on it.
For the past 20 years, military members have been able to wear dog tags with Bible verses on them, giving them light and hope in some of their darkest times. For some Gold Star families, this is one of their most cherished possessions to remember their loved one who gave the ultimate sacrifice. But all this could be coming to an end.
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Not a good idea.
Who is the commanding officer?
So print out another tag and put it with the other two.
Is anyone stopping that? Its not like its hard to do.
Mickey Weinstein doesn’t sound like a Christian name................
Good idea, just don’t wear it for inspections..................
The new and improved USS USA. When a snowflake complains, immediately change course.
Army says faith-based group can no longer put Bible verses on dog tags after complaint>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Alahwahoo Whackbar! ( sarc.)
Must be an Obama POS somewhere in the Army who brought this.
This is voluntary much like the decision to allow beards and religious headgear.
Don’t they have religious preferences already embossed on the tags?
This is absolute BS and this twit and the military should be sued for bigotry and violation of civil rights.
These arent actual military dog tags - theyre licensed products for open purchase. Theyre not government instituted nor a government establishment of religion anymore than the US flag on a bible is.
I know the Constitutional rights of service members are not so clear as the general public. But does the Army have blanket authority for such an action?
The ban on very unobtrusive bible verses would seem discriminatory on its face.
Indeed. . .the serviceman buys another set of commercially available dog-tags and then engraves like official tags but then on the backside, engraves a bible verse.
My bet is PDJT will correct this immediately.
Yes. To help identify a specific faith the serviceman embraces.
Confuse here. Can you wear a third dog tag with the verse on it?
Right. So why can’t they also type like Phil.2:8-13 on them as well?
The information on the dog tags is standard from one to the next; the practice of putting Bible quotes on them is relatively new.
If the tags are government-issued (as they are), then why demand that a secular government put a recognition of someones religious beliefs on government property?
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