Demand that the US Army show equal treatment for religious and non-religious soldiers.

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Carol Delahoyde
10 years ago
If the seperation of church and state is beyond the understanding of these commanding officers then they should be relieved of their duties! NOW!!!

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Maneesh Pangasa
10 years ago
It would be better for the Army, like any government agency, to stay out of the business of supporting any particular view on religious or spiritual matters. The Constitution itself and particularly the First Amendment indicate that church and state should be kept separate. However, the Army already supported the "Rock the Fort" festival conducted by Billy Graham Ministries, which openly stated that its purpose was to convert as many people as possible. Government resources were used to support the establishment of a particular religion. The secular festival "Rock Beyond Belief" was taking the high road and not looking to de-convert anyone, just to provide a similarly fun festival without the religious pressure. The Army failed to treat them equally. Regardless of anyone's personal beliefs, this is the US Army, and the primary oath of service is to defend the Constitution.

I simply ask that you follow through in providing the similar support you're supposed to be willing and able to give.

Further information:
http://www.secular.org/content/demand-our-army-supports-nontheistic-festival
http://rockbeyondbelief.com/2011/03/07/demand-equal-treatment-for-the-armys-non-religious-soldiers

We are one nation under the Constitution. That is what defines our country, and that is what allows us all the freedom of, or freedom from, religion.

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Jeremiah Walker
10 years ago
Either give us equality or release us from serving your unequal regime

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Michael Beamer
10 years ago
If the Armed Services truly defend the constitution for all US citizens, which I believe they do, then this event has to be allowed to move forward.

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Matthew Stone
10 years ago
The blatant unequal treatment via stonewalling this event is an embarrassment for the US Army, an organization that has pioneered equality for the entire Nation. It is an even greater embarrassment for Fort Bragg, home of the "All American" division, and such behavior tarnishes the reputation of that unit terribly.

Stop the discrimination. Now.

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C​.​F. Gustafson
10 years ago
Sir, Should you also not provide your personal the opportunity for nonreligious as well as religious events? Thank you for your time.

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Weldon Kennedy
10 years ago
Video explaining Rock Beyond Belief http://chn.ge/i5ITkV

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Lora Bailey
10 years ago
Without faith, where is the hope??

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Kelly Brennan
10 years ago
I believe all branches of the Military, as an extension of the US Government should be separate from religion. If support is given to one religion or belief system for an event, then other should have the same support.

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Ken Hughes
10 years ago
During my service in the US Army, '65 - '72 I never witnessed such religious coercion seemingly omnipresent in today's "All volunteer" US Army. It sickens and enrages me that Mad King George 43, by use of the single word "crusade" he so idiotically used after 9/11. What an idiot! The US military has done nothing to refute the issue and in fact such religious crap only serves to reinforce the idea that the US military is indeed on a crusade against all non-christian people. That's about as stupid as it gets.