HUFFPOST – Chris Rodda – Republican Strategist Calls West Point a ‘Religious Institute’ on HuffPost Live (with video)


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Republican Strategist Calls West Point a ‘Religious Institute’ on HuffPost Live

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Selected Article Excerpt:

As the Senior Research Director at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), I’ve known for quite a while about the incidents of religious discrimination that led to West Point Cadet Blake Page’s decision to resign from the Academy — a decision that’s getting quite a bit of attention since Page’s post on Huffington Post,Why I Don’t Want to Be a West Point Graduate.” I’ve also been reading the comments on Page’s post and elsewhere, some of which are from people saying that Page’s decision to resign means he didn’t belong at West Point in the first place — claiming that his resignation showed that he wouldn’t make a good leader anyway. But on Tuesday, when Page appeared on HuffPost Live to explain why he’s resigning from the Academy, Shirley Husar gave a different reason for thinking that Page didn’t belong at West Point. Husar, identified in the HuffPost Live segment as a Republican Strategist, unwittingly confirmed exactly what Blake Page is trying to make everybody understand.

Here’s what Husar said to Page:

“It looks like this was a really bad marriage for you, like you got in bed with someone and it didn’t work out to well for you. But I don’t understand why you have to go public in such a way. I mean, this is a religious institute and there are people who are Christians who believe in prayer and people need prayer in this country right now…” (continued, click below to read more)

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