Another military chaplain punished by base commander
July 29, 2013
The Air Force has again censored religious freedom, this time against a chaplain serving at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.
Chaplain Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes wrote an essay entitled “No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II.” Shortly after his article was posted on his “Chaplain’s Corner” page on the base’s website, the base commander ordered it removed and squashed the chaplain’s constitutional right to religious freedom. OneNewsNow story here.
This latest incident is yet another example of the anti-religious campaign against Christians by the Air Force over the past two years. Although the military says “all Service members are free to exercise their Constitutional right to practice their religion,” the evidence overwhelmingly proves the opposite. See the evidence here.
Here’s the catch. These are not isolated incidents. They are a result of the concerted bullying efforts by the group Military Religious Freedom Foundation.Its leader, avowed atheist Michael Weinstein, recently met with Air Force leaders at the Pentagon and urged the military branch to begin a “cleansing” of any public expression of the Christian faith in the military. Based on recent events, it appears Weinstein’s demands are being met.
A simple phone call from Weinstein to base commander Col. Brian Duffy is all it took for full and total capitulation. Shamefully, as a military leader, Duffy abandoned one of his own men under his command and waved the white flag without so much as a whimper.
You can do something to help stop these continued attacks by Air Force leaders on Christian chaplains and enlisted personnel.
We have prepared an email letter you can send immediately to Col. Duffy, urging him to support and defend the religious rights of Chaplain Reyes’ by reposting his essay.
At the same time, you can send a letter to your members of Congress, asking them to get personally involved in stopping the widespread religious oppression occurring in the military, especially by the Air Force leadership.
Those serving in the military, especially our Christian brothers and sisters, deserve no less than our full support. Will you join me today by making your voice heard?
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