Monday, May 19, 2008

Holy warriors in the US armed forces

Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), points out the systemic problem of groups like Christian Embassy, Christian Military Fellowship and Officers’ Christian Fellowship actively evangelizing among various branches of the U.S. government and armed forces. The groups cross the well-established constitutional line between church and state by using positions of authority to promote their religious views upon others and harassing those with different beliefs.

The MRFF and Specialist Jeremy Hall filed suit in federal court in Kansas alleging Hall’s right to be free from state endorsement of religious under the First Amendment has been violated and that he has faced retaliation for his views that are not in lockstep with evangelical Christianity.

No comments: