It's pathetic that our soldiers and chaplains do not have one of the most basic of American freedoms--freedoms for which they have sacrificed much.
Sorry, I have to agree with the administration on this one. Chaplains are soldiers in an organized military. At the head of that military sits the commander in chief, the President of the United States. They can not question him or call him out politically because of the respect of the chain of command.
We, however, can. The issue that the chaplains have been silenced on is a very important one. Please contact your Congressmen and let them know that this breach of the constitution will not be tolerated.
Retired military former preacher. The military controlls a lot but what a chaplin has to say in their service is covered under religious freedom. What you said is horse hockey.
I would think that advising a group of people, from the pulpit, to support non-compliance with federal law would not be considered "religious freedom." I very well could be wrong, and it doesn't matter anyway. The Chaplains were told not to read the letter from the pulpit, they didn't. They provided copies of the letter and had the people read it for themselves.
Trust me, I am no fan of this President or his administration. He has led, what amounts to, a full assault on Christians in this country. It's just that, within the military, rules are a little bit trickier. You having been a military preacher, however, settles it for me. I will take your word for it. Heck, he misinterprets everything else under the constitution, I don't know why I gave him the benefit of the doubt on this one.