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Archive for February, 2013

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In its amicus brief in U.S. v. Windsor, the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (“CARL”) makes several disingenuous arguments as to why repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) would undermine religious liberty in the armed forces.  Below is a summary of CARL’s four main arguments, with the Forum on the Military Chaplaincy’s rebuttal: […]

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  By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Henry P. Roberson (retired) The amicus curiae brief filed by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (CARL) in the Defense of Marriage (DOMA) case to be heard by the United States Supreme Court next month, begins with a distortion; contrary to its name, the organization is one of endorsers primarily, […]

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Most have heard of the tragic death of SSgt Donna Johnson last year in Afghanistan. The situation her widow finds herself in is an example of why the Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA) is so onerous. In this piece you will see how Tracy was treated by the Army. Equally significant is her mother-in-law’s  comments about […]

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“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

The Forum on the Military Chaplaincy provided leadership for a consultation entitled “Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” held at Boston University School of Theology April 8-9, 2016. We are pleased to provide the summary and report from that very successful consultation.

DoD publishes new faith and belief codes

DoD publishes new faith and belief codes

This is a very important document for a number of reasons. It now recognizes many additional faith and belief groups including Humanists, Atheists, Agnostics, Pagans, Shamans,  etc.   Faith-and-Belief-Codes-for-Reporting-Personnel-Data-of-Service-Members

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

The Department of Defense has lifted the long standing ban on service by transgender citizens. This has been a thoroughly researched and vetted decision. The Department has issued both a press release and a memo on the new policy.