Lawyer exposes Obama-Hagel limits on religious exercise at Air Force Academy

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  1. Revmitchell

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    “We met with Col. Paul Barzler, the Air Force Academy Staff Judge Advocate, to find out what really happened and to ask about the Academy’s policy on religious exercise. It turns out that, contrary to Mikey Weinstein’s claims, the cadet may have voluntarily removed the Bible verse from his white board. But I was stunned to find out that, had the cadet not removed the verse, Academy officials would have ordered him to do so. I asked why, and Col. Barzler explained that, because the cadet held a leadership position, it could create the perception that he was forcing his religious beliefs on subordinates. I pointed out that under the Constitution, federal law, and military regulations, cadets have the right to religious exercise. I was shocked when he responded that Air Force policy, from the Pentagon, is that the term “religious exercise” does not include written or verbal speech…

    “This is a stunning development because it is now clear that the Air Force is interpreting federal law and military regulations in an unlawful way. And it is absolutely shameful because the brave men and women of the U.S. Air Force who make huge sacrifices for our religious freedom are having theirs stripped away. This is not only morally wrong, it’s illegal.”



    http://youngcons.com/lawyer-exposes-obama-hagel-limits-on-religious-exercise/
     
  2. SolaSaint

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    This is not only morally wrong, it’s illegal.”

    That doesn't seem to matter to this administration much!
     

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