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To: Grimmy

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.*


18 posted on 08/27/2007 11:46:48 AM PDT by Terabitten (Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets - E-Frat '94. Unity and Pride!)
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To: Terabitten

Then I stand corrected. Thank you.


20 posted on 08/27/2007 11:52:44 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Terabitten

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.

Colonel, USAFR


24 posted on 08/27/2007 11:54:04 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Terabitten

“They just can’t 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?


28 posted on 08/27/2007 11:58:14 AM PDT by Hubenator (Evolution does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: Terabitten

That’s what I thought. Thanks for clearing it up.


72 posted on 08/27/2007 1:43:32 PM PDT by 1035rep
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