CLASHING OVER CHURCH RITUAL
AND FLAG PROTOCOL AT
THE NAVAL ACADEMY CHAPEL
By Neela Banerjee | March 8, 2008
The practice of dipping the American flag in a service at the Naval Academy Chapel was restored after a brief suspension.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Sundays at the Naval Academy Chapel, at a few minutes past 11 a.m., the choir stops singing and a color guard carrying the academy flag and the American flag strides up the aisle.
DIPPING U.S. FLAG
By Josh Mitchell | Sun reporter
March 11, 2008
Midshipmen are again dipping the American flag before the altar cross at Sunday services at the Naval Academy chapel, restoring a tradition that supporters say shows reverence but that critics say violates the separation of church and state.
USNA'S FLAG-DIPPING UNDER FIRE
By EARL KELLY, Staff Writer
Published March 11, 2008
The ritual of dipping the American flag before the altar at the Naval Academy Chapel has come under fire, and one group plans to ask a federal court to put an end to the practice.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) announced this afternoon that it had filed in the Federal District Court for the District of Kansas City, Kansas a comprehensive, new Federal lawsuit against the Defense Department alleging retaliation and reprisal by the United States Army against its co-plaintiff, Specialist 4 Jeremy Hall.
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APPARENTLY TERRORISM PAYS.
IT PAYS VERY WELL.
By Reza Aslan | February 27, 2008
For some time now a trio of self-proclaimed ex-terrorists has been making the rounds of the lecture circuit, charging thousands of dollars for their fantastical tales of life as murderous Muslim extremists.
Walid Shoebat, Kamal Saleem – both US citizens – and Zacharia Anani, a Canadian national, all claim to have been members of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Anani claims personal responsibility for the deaths of over two hundred people. Shoebat says he was part of a terrorist cell inside the United States.
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NAVY CHAPLAIN WHO CALLED FOR ATTACK ON ISLAM FINDS HIS CREDENTIALS UNDER SCRUTINY
by Jason Leopold
March 11, 2008
On paper, Lieutenant Commander Brian K. Waite, a United States Navy chaplain, appears to be one of the nation's foremost scholars on a wide-range of topics such as traumatology, theology, and Biblical history.
FLAG RITUAL RETURNS TO ANNAPOLIS CHAPEL
By Bryant Jordan | February 26, 2008
One God in Heaven, one captain on the ship, so the saying goes.
But an issue over dipping the American flag toward a Christian altar during Protestant chapel services has the head of a religious watchdog group wondering who's in charge of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Last fall Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler, the Academy's superintendent, ruled that the American and Brigade of Midshipmen flags were no longer to be marched down the center aisle and dipped before the altar during religious services.
Because his authority is somewhat supreme within the walls of Annapolis, you'd think that would have been the end of the discussion.
EMBATTLED VETERANS OFFICIAL RESIGNS POST
By Aaron Glantz | Feburary 29, 2008
Another high-ranking George W. Bush administration official has resigned. The Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Benefits Daniel Cooper quit Thursday amid mounting criticism over a backlog of disability claims for injured veterans that runs six months long and an appearance he made in a fundraising video for an evangelical Christian organisation where he said Bible study was more important than doing his job.
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