The article says it all:
The Defense Department’s inspector general has found that four generals and three other military officers improperly participated in a fundraising video for an evangelical Christian group, inappropriately offering support for the religious organization while appearing to operate within the scope of their official government duties, according to a 47-page investigative report.
Investigators concluded that the officers should not have participated in the filming in 2005 of a 10-minute video for Christian Embassy, a nonprofit religious group, which ultimately used the video as a fundraising tool. While Christian Embassy has hosted prayer meetings at the Pentagon for years, the inspector general concluded that the officers’ endorsement of its activities — while in uniform, showing their rank and in the halls of the Pentagon — violated ethical rules.
The men in question include Major Generals Peter U. Sutton and Jack J. Catton Jr. (Air Force), and Brigadier Generals Vincent K. Brooks and Robert L. Caslen Jr. (Army). Also in the bunch was retired Army Colonel Ralph G. Benson, a former Pentagon chaplain.Other men in the military participated in the video. However, they didn’t wear their uniforms or give any indication of where they worked, so they were cleared of any charges.
Christian Embassy was founded by Bill Bright, the man who started Campus Crusade for Christ.
(Thanks to InfidelJoe for the link)
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