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Rhetoric heats up in debate over proselytizing in the military

by | May 02, 2013

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A war over the religious freedom of military chaplains and the troops they serve is being waged in the Pentagon.

The latest salvo came this week when conservative blogger Todd Starnes wrote on Fox News and the Christian Post that the Pentagon confirmed that "religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense."

The regulation is not new. In August, the Air Force issued a policy telling its chaplains that they must balance an airman's right to religious exercise with a prohibition against government establishment of religion. A violation of the policy could result in a court-martial.

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