|Who will they be defending?|
Christianity out. Hinduism in.
Christians who 'witness' in the military are frequently labeled homophobes and disciplined for their convictions. Meanwhile, provisions are being made to accommodate non-Christian religions.
File this one under cultural shift.
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The Pentagon has approved a new policy that will allow troops to seek waivers to wear religious clothing, seek prayer time or engage in religious practices.
Defense officials say the waivers will be decided on a case-by-case basis and will depend on where the service member is stationed and whether the change would affect military readiness or the mission.
Until now there has been no consistent policy across the military to allow accommodations for religion. Now, for example, Jewish troops can seek a waiver to wear a yarmulke, or Sikhs can seek waivers to wear a turban and grow a beard.Continue reading ►
Others can request specific prayer times or ask that they be allowed to carry prayer beads or other items.
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