Heroic whistle-blower in Army’s mandatory candlelight prayer scandal

800 junior soldiers attended mandatory suicide-prevention training, and were given plastic battery-powered candles. A chaplain talked for a while, telling the soldiers they must turn to god to keep themselves going in tough times. Eventually he dimmed the lights and instructed everyone to turn on their candles. The chaplain then lead them in a sectarian prayer to his lord and his heavenly father.The vast majority of the 800 soldiers are fresh out of boot camp, and are being trained in the … [Read more...]

Army launches official investigation into mandatory candlelight prayer

The shocking mandatory 'spiritual fitness' and candlelight prayer at 264th Medical Battalion has received national media attention. Public Affairs for Fort Sam Houston released a statement to the press indicating that an official investigation has been launched.The right way to do damage control"The entire AMEDD Center and School was undergoing Suicide Prevention Awareness, Education and Training. This is  critically important training being conducted Army-wide. We take this training se … [Read more...]

Soldiers forced to attend candlelight prayer for suicide prevention

Approximately 800 U.S. soldiers were ordered to participate in a candlelight prayer ceremony, and ‘spiritual fitness’ training for a recent suicide prevention campaign. The soldiers are assigned to Fort Sam Houston's 264th Medical Battalion, responsible for training soldiers in their medical career after graduating boot camp.It happened last Wednesday (Sep. 26th) and was documented by Victoria Gettman, an instructor at the schoolhouse. She is a fellow foxhole atheist, and among the bravest th … [Read more...]


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