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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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Rejected Humanist Navy Chaplain Candidate Sues DoD

Rejected Humanist Navy Chaplain Candidate Sues DoD

  The backgound information regarding this newly filed lawsuit was published in the Huffington Post in an article written by Forum co-chair Tom Carpenter in June of this year. Many members of the Forum joined over one hundred national religious leaders in signing a Statement of Principle supporting the appointment of humanist military chaplains. In […]

Liberty University Graduates Ineligible for Endorsement as Military Chaplains

Liberty University Graduates Ineligible for Endorsement as Military Chaplains

A leading, Christian conservative endorsing agency for military chaplains has issued educational standards for their chaplain candidates rendering Master of Divinity degrees from Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University ineligible for endorsement. This bold and uncompromising action highlights the critical need for all military chaplains to possess solid graduate education, cultural competency, and clinical training. http://spirit-filled.org/hints.html Liberty […]

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 […]