What the.. Aetheist sent home from Iraq...

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    I didnt know dont ask dont tell included religion... Man.. christians are serious assholes at times.... WWJD

    Atheist soldier sues Army for 'unconstitutional' discrimination - CNN.com
     
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    Any troop for any reason that reuqires a personal bodyguard does not fit into the military organization and can be discharged. The specific reason is irrelevant.

    However, if you read the article it was not the fact that he was an atheist that got him in trouble. He's an activist, crusading atheist. He's just pushing HIS religion and got pissed because he was told to stop.
     
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    How do you figure? I didn't draw that conclusion from the link. Maybe I missed something. What did you read that made you come to that realization?
     
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    This isn't a new story. When it first broke -- last year I think -- there were a lot of articles on it. It was seriously hashed and rehashed on another board.

    The bodyguard part is from this link. You know as well as I do that failure to conform is grounds for administrative discharge. Requiring a bodyguard disrupts the good order and discipline of a unit, not to mention negates one's effectiveness as an asset.

    IIRC, this guy was trying to organize atheists during working hours, and generally disrupting things with his "religion." I know you also know that if someone is making enough noise to be noticed about who he does or does not pray to that it disrupts the unit, he's in trouble.

    What do you suppose he did that required a bodyguard? In the Marines, that pretty-much meant you were gay and the other Marines knew it. And you were gone as fast as the paperwork could get processed.
     
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    #1. This is news..
    #2. According to the article, please point out where he was organizing atheists..
    #3. Even if he was organizing atheists so what. Are you saying that only christians can organize.
    #4. Did you pull this thread?
     
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    Oh.. military section.. didnt know there was one actually..
     
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    He was trying to organize DURING work. You do not get to do that EVER in the Military. He wanted space and time out of work to organize and meet. Again even Christians don't get that. He was more interested in being an activist then a productive member of the military.

    Mission always ALWAYS comes first. His mission was not the military one but his NON RELIGION one. Doesn't work that way and sure as hell doesn't fly in a combat environment.
     
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    I know if I was over there I would be praying like crazy not to get shot or blown up!
     
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    I imagine CNN has probably left out about half the story, as usual.
     
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    Wow. . you read all that into the story... Your like some kind of Magician arent you... YOu make stuff just ... appear..
     

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