Caught on Camera: U.S. Military Graduation Ceremony Featuring Christian Prayer

During the graduation ceremony of the Army’s Air Assault School at Fort Campbell (Kentucky), it appears that officials asked everyone to bow their heads and say a Christian prayer:



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U.S. Air Force Officials Reminded of Flag-Folding Methods, One of Which is Full of Christian Symbolism

Commander’s Call Topics is an email publication going out to high-ranking Air Force personnel, and a recent issue reminded them of the symbolism behind two different flag-folding ceremonies. One of them was non-religious but the other one — which can be used at “personal ceremonies as long as the participants are volunteers” — is explicitly Christian:



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Navy Officials Go to Court to Defend Their Rejection of Potential Humanist Chaplain

Jason Heap (below) wanted to become a chaplain in the U.S. Navy. He’s perfectly qualified for the position, too: He earned two master’s degrees (including one in divinity), passed his physicals, and completed the paperwork… but what he doesn’t have is the endorsement of a religious organization that’s currently approved by the Navy.

That’s because Heap’s endorsement comes from the Humanist Society.

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U.S. Air Force Leader Preached Christianity at Prayer Event, So Why Hasn’t He Been Punished Yet?

On May 7, Air Force Major General Craig Olson spoke at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event in Washington, D.C. This would be fine as a private citizen, but he did it in uniform, violating his own branch’s regulations.



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There Are More Atheists Than Southern Baptists in the U.S. Military… So Why Don’t We Have Any Chaplains?

A few important numbers reported by Bob Smietana in Christianity Today:

Active duty military personnel who are Southern Baptists: 12,360
Active duty military personnel who are atheists: 12,764

Active duty chaplains who are Southern Baptists: 437
Active duty chaplains who are atheists: 0



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