Archive for the Category ‘Religion’

U.S. Muslim Groups Call On Obama To Revise Charitable Giving Rules

U.S. Muslim Groups Call On Obama To Revise Charitable Giving Rules

While President Barack Obama conceded in his speech in Cairo last month that U.S. rules on charitable giving “have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation,” civil rights advocates are pressing the president to turn his words into action. The Muslim Public Affairs Council has joined other nonprofit organizations in urging Obama […]

Army’s Prescription to Combat Soldier Suicides: Christianity

Army’s Prescription to Combat Soldier Suicides: Christianity

By Jason Leopold A recent edition of the U.S. Army’s suicide prevention manual advises military chaplains to promote “religiosity,” specifically Christianity, as a way to deter distraught soldiers from committing suicide, which in recent months, according to one veterans advocacy group, has reached epidemic proportions. The Army Suicide Prevention Manual says “Chaplains… need to openly […]

Rights Group Uncovers Other Cases Of Military Proselytizing Christianity to Muslims

Rights Group Uncovers Other Cases Of Military Proselytizing Christianity to Muslims

By Chris Rodda As expected, the U.S. military quickly denied that the video released on Sunday by Al Jazeera is evidence that our troops proselytizing Muslims in Afghanistan, claiming that what was shown in the video was an isolated incident, and that the chaplains’ statements were taken out of context. Tweet

Military Deeply Involved in Christian Reality Television Show

Military Deeply Involved in Christian Reality Television Show

By Jason Leopold The Pentagon was involved in the production of a cable program that featured two so-called “extreme” missionaries embedded with a U.S. Army unit in Afghanistan trying to convert Muslims to Christianity. The popular reality series, “Travel the Road,” aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and featured Will Decker and Tim Scott, two […]

Army Chief of Chaplains Promotes Ministry That Called Navy Secretary Satanic

Army Chief of Chaplains Promotes Ministry That Called Navy Secretary Satanic

By Chris Rodda On the heels of the recent story about Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver ignorantly issuing a proclamation for a day of fasting for the Army on the first day of Passover, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) began receiving complaints about Maj. Gen. Carver’s endorsement and promotion of an […]

DOJ: No Evidence Anyone ‘Affected’ By Widespread Proselytizing in Military

DOJ: No Evidence Anyone ‘Affected’ By Widespread Proselytizing in Military

By Jason Leopold A U.S. Army soldier who was allegedly forced to attend fundamentalist Christian themed events and sued Secretary of Defense Robert Gates claiming his First Amendment rights were violated should not be permitted to seek relief in federal court because he failed to take his grievances to his superiors, the Justice Department said […]

Army Faces Backlash for Scheduling ‘Day of Fast’ On Feast of Passover

Army Faces Backlash for Scheduling ‘Day of Fast’ On Feast of Passover

By Jason Leopold The U.S. Army’s Chief of Chaplains was harshly criticized for being insensitive to other faiths by issuing a proclamation that calls on Army personnel and their families to participate in a “Day of Prayer and Fasting” on Wednesday, the first night of Passover, one of the highest holy days in the Jewish […]

Air Force Probe Clears Colonel in Religious E-Mail Dissemination Case

Air Force Probe Clears Colonel in Religious E-Mail Dissemination Case

By Jason Leopold This story was updated Thursday afternoon based on a report stating that the Air Force concluded its investigation. An Air Force investigation has found that a colonel who sent an e-mail to thousands of airmen in Europe directing them to visit a far-right, Catholic website, where President Barack Obama was compared to […]

Randy Forbes Wants Congress to Declare “The Holy Bible is God’s Word”

Randy Forbes Wants Congress to Declare “The Holy Bible is God’s Word”

By Chris Rodda On January 28, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, introduced H. Con. Res. 34, a resolution “Calling upon the Capitol Preservation Commission and the Office of the Architect of the Capitol to place the Lincoln-Obama Bible on permanent display upon the Lincoln table at the Capitol Visitor Center […]

Air Force to Probe Whether E-Mail Endorsing Religious Website Broke Rules

Air Force to Probe Whether E-Mail Endorsing Religious Website Broke Rules

By Jason Leopold The Air Force has launched a formal investigation to determine whether an e-mail distributed to thousands of Air Force personnel in Europe directing them to visit a far-right, Catholic website where President Barack Obama was compared to Adolf Hitler and the Antichrist violated the military’s position on religious neutrality. Last month, The […]

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