What in the H*ll is happening to our country? This has to be a joke.
This is a crime in the making. The military have been persecuting Christians and chaplains. Now you tell me they are making special concessions for non Christians. What a pile of bull!
There has always been a policy regarding religion in the military, when on duty it did not exist. Off duty you were free to exercise you religious beliefs. This has to be the policy in order to maintain “good order and discipline.” What if you’re in a fire fight and your religion requires prayer 5 times per day; do you stop the firefight to pray? How does one fit a helmet over a turban? How do you get muslim and a jew to fight side-by-side?
The military is not the same as the civilian work place and needs to be exempt form the PC mentality infesting our current society.
This is from the Associated Press
Defense officials say the waivers will be decided on a case-by-case basis and will depend on where the service member is stationed and whether the change would affect military readiness or the mission.
Until now there has been no consistent policy across the military to allow accommodations for religion. Now, for example, Jewish troops can seek a waiver to wear a yarmulke, or Sikhs can seek waivers to wear a turban and grow a beard.
Others can request specific prayer times or ask that they be allowed to carry prayer beads or other items.
The policy also says that service members can choose not to recognize any religion, according to NBC News.
According to Defense Department statistics obtained by NBC, there are only three Sikh Americans in the military. There are about 3,700 Muslims. 6,300 Buddhists, and 1,500 Wiccans.
The directive stresses that “the importance of uniformity and adhering to standards, of putting unit before self, is more significant and needs to be carefully evaluated when considering each request for accommodation,” according to NBC.
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