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CaptUSMC On September - 12 - 2013

Forum member, Jason Torpy, addresses the various policies by military chaplain endorsers which have been promulgated after the United States Supreme Court decision in Windsor vs. United States which found section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

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The Forum Provides Input for Congressional Hearing on Religious Liberty

The Forum Provides Input for Congressional Hearing on Religious Liberty

The House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee will be holding a hearing on September 19, 2014 to address the current status of religious liberty and accommodation within the military. The Forum was asked to make comments to be included in the record. The Forum provided a letter  to the committee which addressed two separate issues.  The first […]

Religious Exemption and Military Contractors

Religious Exemption and Military Contractors

A group of distinquished law professors has written the President requesting no religious exemption be included in an executive order he will be issuing on nondiscrimination for LGBT employees for government contractors. This letter was prompted by a letter written, after the Hobby Lobby decision, by a group of conservative religious leaders requesting such an exemption. […]

Navy Improperly Rejects First Humanist Chaplain Candidate

Navy Improperly Rejects First Humanist Chaplain Candidate

In what is likely an unconstitutional and illegal decision, the Chief of Navy Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap. This hard hitting article  in the Huffington Post written by Forum co-chair, Tom Carpenter, sets forth both the legal and moral grounds for this conclusion.