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Military atheists want new rules on prayer

WASHINGTON — A coalition of atheists and agnostics wants the new White House to protect young military members from what they see as rampant religious discrimination in the services.

The Secular Coalition for America held a news conference Monday urging new rules against proselytizing and more training for chaplains on how to handle nonreligious troops.

"When they say ‘there are no atheists in foxholes’ it’s slanderous," said Wayne Adkins, a former Army first lieutenant who served in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. "To deny their existence is to deny that they serve."

via Stars and Stripes
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Sinny on 11/12/2008 19:31

I hope the new Administration does much more than this one ever did. This Administration favors the religious. Mainly the christian religion. It's high time atheists and agnostics get some respect from the American Admin. Stopping the military, religious and Gov't from denying our existence is a start.

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Skeeve on 11/13/2008 22:12

I really hope Obama was just paying lip service to the religioright.

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