The Washington Post reports:
A soldier claimed Wednesday that his promotion was blocked because he had claimed in a lawsuit that the Army was violating his right to be an atheist.
I’m sure you’re all shocked. I found my own thoughts being expressed eloquently by one of the plaintiff’s supporters:
Mikey Weinstein, president and founder of the religious freedom foundation, said the lawsuit would show the “almost incomprehensible national security risks to America” posed by the military’s pattern of violating the religious freedom of those in uniform.
“It is beyond despicable, indeed wholly unlawful, that the United States Army is actively attempting to destroy the professional career of one of its decorated young fighting soldiers, with two completed combat tours in Iraq, simply because he had the rare courage to stand up for his constitutional rights,” Weinstein said in a statement.
How can we be opposing religious fascism in Iraq and the Middle East when our military is actively promoting it here?