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Archive for the 'Military Chaplains' Category

-Atheists Want Chaplains Too?

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

                 (Image by expertinfantry via Flickr) There are around 9,400 atheists and agnostics in the US military according to Department of Defense records. Now some of these ‘non-believers’ are pushing for ‘chaplains’ of their own. Three major problems are standing in the way of atheists becoming military chaplains: 1. The requirement for at least 3 […]

-Pentagon: Gay Weddings now Permitted on Bases and Chaplains May Officiate

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

                                               (Image via Wikipedia) The Pentagon sent out a notification this week that gays in the military can be married on base if same-sex marriages are permitted in the host state. Also, military chaplain’s whose religious affiliation permits it may officiate over gay marriages on or off military bases. The memo also hypocritically contained a […]

-UPDATE: Navy Reverses Policy on ‘Gay Marriages’

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

                                                (Image via Wikipedia) The U.S. Navy rescinded its new policy of allowing chaplains to perform "same-sex marriages" on bases when the ban on homosexuality (DADT)  in the military is lifted. According to reports, more than 63 members of Congress complained that the new policy would violate the federal Defense of Marriage Act which is […]

-Navy to Allow Chaplains to Perform Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ in Naval Chapels?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

(Image via Wikipedia)   With the end of  DADT (Don’t ask, Don’t tell) Coming soon, new directions and training are already being given to US military chaplains on how to be accepting of homosexuals in the military. Meanwhile those chaplains who may have some reservations about serving the religious needs of homosexuals are being counseled […]

-New Gay Policy: Chaplains Must Adapt or Leave?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

The Army has started re-training chaplains due to the repeal of the openly gay military ban. Conservative chaplains are being told that those who are unable to follow the forthcoming policy can voluntarily leave the service. Last December, President Obama signed a new law repealing the ‘Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell’ military policy. The new policy allowing […]