Group seeks probe of evangelical military video
Group seeks probe of evangelical military video - Reuters (and I heard a piece on this on this evening's "All Things Considered": "A watchdog group that promotes religious freedom in the U.S. military accused senior officers on Monday using their rank and influence to coerce soldiers and airmen into adopting evangelical Christianity.
Such proselytizing, according to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has created a core of 'radical' Christians within the U.S. armed forces and
Pentagon who punish those who do not accept evangelical beliefs by stalling their careers.
'It's egregious beyond the pale,' said Mikey Weinstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. 'We apparently have a radicalized, evangelical Christian Pentagon within the rest of the Pentagon.'
The group asked the Pentagon's inspector general to investigate a video in which some Army and Air Force officers discuss their faith while in uniform.
According to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the video played for reporters was a promotional tool for Christian Embassy, a group that describes itself as a ministry helping national and international leaders blend faith and work."