The Military Chaplaincy Needs to Become More Diverse
The responses to my blog in defense of Jason Heap have been thoughtful and fascinating -- he is a Humanist Society candidate for military chaplaincy.
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#1 Aug 20, 2013
This is a very important article, and only the tip of the iceberg. What is needed is an investigation of the viewpoints promoted by the now-serving chaplains, and also by others in authority in the military, to see to what extent they promote a rightwing religious viewpoint, and to what extent they penalize military persons who do not agree with them. There are clues as to the possibility of this even in this article. But there is other investigative reporting that digs much deeper and warns of dangerously rightwing views, which could give a religious justification for warmongering attitudes and policies and actions, even at worst, independent actions that could provoke hostilities. Ever see the movies like Dr. Strangelove?
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#2 Aug 21, 2013
The military has always been one for diverse beliefs in the ranks.
The first chaplain that served in Gen. Washington Army was a Unitarian.
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