Editor's note 6/15/2017 with the Muslim in Chief out of the White House the concern over this issue seems to be slackening. But we suggest keeping sharp eye on it. The military officers who enforced PC in religious practice in the armed forces the last 8 years may have simply been a bit lacking in moral courage. Anyone pushing the polices of the last eight years now wold have to be a committed member of the "Deep State", a swamp dweller in need of "clearing".
On May 7, 2013 a video was released of the speech given by Coast Guard Rear Admiral William Lee at the National Day of Prayer service on Capitol Hill. The Admiral boldly declared that he had disregarded the rules and gave a Bible to a service member who had attempted suicide. He went further and pledged not to abide by the restrictive regulations. To a standing ovation, Admiral Lee promised not to back down from "my right under the Constitution to tell a young man that there is hope."
After listening to his speech and reading the steady stream of reports about suppression of religious expression. We believe that the concerns stated by Christians in the military are the result of an environment of increasing religious hostility that has been created by restrictive regulations at the behest of activists like Mikey Weinstein. Several weeks ago, Defense Secretary Hagel was grilled about these regulations in a Congressional hearing -- but said he knew nothing about it. We doubt that. An environment hostile to religion has been created by Mikey Weinstein's influence over military regulations and compliant leaders. We think the Admiral's speech is worth listening to and considering..