Historic Army Ranger Graduation Ceremony Included Long Prayer to Jesus

You may have heard about how 1st Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest recently became the first women to graduate the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

What you may not have heard was that their graduation began with a long homage to Jesus:



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The Army Keeps Denying Heathens Official Recognition for No Good Reason

The United States Army has infringed on the rights of minority religious groups before, but this time, they risk being smitten by the hammer of Thor.

For the past six years, Heathens (their word) in the Army have been fighting for official recognition of their religion, which modernizes traditional Norse, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon beliefs in gods like Odin and Freyja and an afterlife in the warrior’s paradise Valhalla. While the Air Force began recognizing Heathens last year, the other branches of the U.S. Military have not followed suit. In January, the Army briefly approved Heathen and Asatru (the Norse word for the religion), but reversed its position a few days later.

The Army’s refusal to recognize Heathens puts its followers in a frustrating state of limbo:

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Duck Dynasty‘s Si Robertson: Atheists Don’t Exist Because “Our Calendars Are Based on Jesus Christ”

The Robertsons from Duck Dynasty are the gifts that keep on giving because of all the flat-out idiotic things they say. We’re used to those comments coming from patriarch Phil Robertson, but now Si Robertson (“Uncle Si”) is getting into the mix.

In an interview with the Christian Post, Robertson (who’s promoting a new film called Faith of Our Fathers) explained why atheists don’t really exist:

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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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