They aren’t being punished for being Christians - it says right in the article that the organization in question has a prayer meeting in the Pentagon. They’re being punished for using their positions as officers, to raise funds for a private organization.
I was an Army officer, and am a Christian. Their free exercise of religion has not been infringed in any way. They can worship wherever, whoever, and whatever they want. They just can’t do fundraisers *while in uniform.*
Then I stand corrected. Thank you.
Interestingly, they CAN appear in uniform in photos associated with their positions as directors of Christian organizations like Officers Christian Fellowship, of which I’m a member and in whose quarterly (or so) magazine, Command, I regularly see what look to be official military photos.
“They just cant do fundraisers *while in uniform.*”
Promotional or fund raisers? Now we are parsing meanings and there are many examples that I have seen where this was totally blown out the door!
Pensacola, FL.- We were allowed to promote & attend organizations (IN UNIFORM) like Special Olympics, etc...community events helping kids read & homework ad-nauseum . . . ooooh, but they are sanctioned by the military “gods” making it ok for that huh?
That’s what I thought. Thanks for clearing it up.