Sunday, May 18, 2008

'Holy warriors in the US armed forces'

By Matt Palevsky ∙ The Real News Network ∙ May 18, 2008

Separation of church and state being dissolved within the military

Recently the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), an advocacy group, along with Specialist Jeremy Hall filed suit in federal court in Kansas. This case being held in front of civil authorities alleges that Specialist Hall’s right to be free from state endorsement of religion under the First Amendment has been violated, and that he has faced retaliation for his views. Mikey Weinstein, founder of the MRFF, says this is a systemic problem in the US armed forces, and is not being taken seriously enough. Organizations such as Christian Embassy, the Officers’ Christian Fellowship and Christian Military Fellowship are actively evangelizing among the various branches of US government and armed forces, and Weinstein argues this is unconstitutional.

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