May 19, 2009

Pentagon Will No Longer Include Bible Quotes In Daily Briefings

WASHINGTON - MAY 01:  President George W. Bush...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

You have almost certainly heard about how the Pentagon prepared reports for Bush with Christian bible quotes on their covers. For an excellent description of what was done and why you should care about it, I urge you to read this post from Daylight Atheism.

This is the same Pentagon accused of coercing military trainees to attend church and distributing Christian bibles. I also note that this is the same Pentagon that now wants us to believe that they are not deliberately proselytizing in Afghanistan.

It appears that someone in a fairly high position made the decision that separation of church and state has no place in the U.S. military. We have been warned repeatedly of a serious problem with Christian extremism in our armed forces. It is starting to appear that those warnings barely scraped the surface of the problem.

The good news is that there will be no more bible quotes on presidential briefings. I hope that those committed to resolving the other problems continue their important work.

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