As Chaplain (Col) Ron Crews, USAR Retired, pointed out:
“This is another example of the military wrongly yielding to those who promote freedom from religion while squelching the constitutional protections for the free exercise of religion. Every American, especially those who wear the
And who complained?uniform, should be allowed to exercise their religious liberties. We are very disappointed in the Navy’s decision not to support the free exercise of religion of the personnel assigned to NSA Bahrain.”
Apparently the mislabeled "free thinkers" haven't complained about Santa Claus because he's still allowed to be in the celebration. The "free thinkers" apparently believe these good guys can protect the seas but don't think our Navy SEALS, Admirals, Commanders, corpsmen, and swabbies can't decide for themselves if they believe in Christ.This year, after a complaint by the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, the Navy leadership ordered the Nativity scene to be removed from this year’s celebration.
The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty is sounding the alarm. The organization is "an organization of chaplain endorsers, the faith groups that provide chaplains for the U.S. military and other agencies needing chaplains. The endorsers in the Chaplain Alliance speak for more than 2,000 chaplains serving in the U.S. Armed Forces"
It's a good thing this group is around.
chaplains serving the armed forces.serving the armed forces."