Retired Chaplain Calls for Defense of Military Religious Freedom

Governmental discrimination against people of faith in the armed forces is unacceptable and will impact the morale of any unit…

It has been the norm for these last eight years for service members to be pressured to renounce their religious views on topics like sexuality — or be punished for not doing so — as well as other attacks on religious freedom in the military. This “religious cleansing” has national security implications.

Mr. Trump should quickly change the atmosphere by ordering the Department of Defense to make clear that political correctness must end. The free exercise of religious liberty is in the Constitution and military codes and must be guaranteed to all service members and chaplains.

Retired US Navy Chaplain Wes Modder