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carpendodd On August - 17 - 2012

Last year, conservative military chaplains presented a well organized front in opposition to repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The groups argued that lifting the ban would would undermine chaplains’ constitutionally-guaranteed right to freedom of religion and force Orthodox Christian chaplains to exit the military, “leaving an insurmountable void in the fostering of an environment that ensures that the man and women who wear the uniform are in their best mental, emotional and spiritual condition necessary to defend the nation and the ideals that they represent.”

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