Thursday, December 19, 2013

Service Members Object To Chrechès At Guantanamo

The Navy Times reports this week that 18 active duty service members stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are complaining about two Nativity scenes that have been placed in on-base galleys.  They want them moved to the on-base chapel. In an e-mailto the Military Religious Freedom Foundation asking for help, the objecting service members wrote:
Our local military family encompasses many faiths and beliefs to include Muslim, Jewish, Wiccan, Buddhist, Agnostic and other denominations. By placing these displays in prominent common areas, the impression is that one faith is better than others, and that the military institution singularly promotes Christianity.
[Thanks to Dawinder Sidhu via Religionlaw for the lead.]