8/17/16 COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT – Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

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  1. I,H.S.

    The open display of the Bible is outrageous. It constitutes religious oppression by one who is in power over those beneath her or him in the chain of command. This is another reason why there must be government neutrality in matters of conscience. The military must never be allowed to have mandatory attendance for religious services especially in basic training.

    Chaplains must not be commissioned officers with the authority of rank. The government must not pay the salaries of the chaplains. The chaplains must be paid by their religious denomination and not out of taxpayers pockets.

    Eight years in the USMCR, 1962 to 1970

  2. Bill Cate

    If you spineless cowards are afraid of a book in someone’s workspace, I hate to think what you little weasels would do in combat, where the enemy isn’t armed with the Word of God, but with bullets and bombs. I retired from the Air Force over 20 years ago, where I served my country proudly. I would be ashamed to wear the same uniform as you intolerant punks.

  3. Mike

    Who’s afraid, Bill Cate?

    It’s simply inappropriate, unprofessional and unconstitutional. Which part of that don’t you understand?

    I’ve served proudly, but I’d be ashamed to serve with someone like you.

  4. In God We Trust

    Not quite sure how freedom of religion is unconstitutional… And I don’t remember “mandatory attendance” to religious services in basic training either. Chaplains are more than just ministers of their respected religions, they are also councilors to many men and women who would not divulge certain issues to anyone but their spiritual leader. Therefore, yes, the government should pay their salaries to accommodate the different religions practiced throughout the military. Just because you may not have found your religion does not mean you need to impose your anger upon others. I, for one, will be praying for you that you may find peace and that God finds his way into your heart. (Like it or not!)

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