An interesting story at the local news to Robins AFB, Georgia, notes that one of the roles of the Air Force chaplaincy is to protect troops’ right to religious freedom — but it doesn’t have to stifle religious exercise to do so [emphasis added]:
They defend the right to worship freely, even if other airmen’s views conflict with their own beliefs.
At the Robins Air Force Base tree lighting ceremony in early December, you would not have heard utterances of ‘”Seasons Greetings”, no mentions of “holiday trees” or talk about celebrations of a “winter solstice”.
That gathering of the troops, complete with hymns and prayers, was undeniably Christian.
That is protection of religious freedom. Religious freedom is not Continue reading