Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Atheist soldier sues Army for 'unconstitutional' discrimination

CNN.com reported Army Spc. Jeremy Hall said he met some atheists who suggested he read the Bible again. After doing so, he said he had so many unanswered questions that he decided to become an atheist.
I guess that is easier than seeking answers to his questions.
His sudden lack of faith, he said, cost him his military career and put his life at risk. Hall said his life was threatened by other troops and the military assigned a full-time bodyguard to protect him out of fear for his safety.... Hall said there is a pattern of discrimination against non-Christians in the military. Two years ago on Thanksgiving Day, after refusing to pray at his table, Hall said he was told to go sit somewhere else.
Was that official military policy, or did the others at the table just not appreciate his attitude.
In another incident, when he was nearly killed during an attack on his Humvee, he said another soldier asked him, "Do you believe in Jesus now?"
A very good question.
Hall isn't seeking compensation in his lawsuit -- just the guarantee of religious freedom in the military. Eventually, Hall was sent home early from Iraq and later returned to Fort Riley in Junction City, Kansas, to complete his tour of duty.
Send him back.
He also said he missed out on promotions because he is an atheist. "I was told because I can't put my personal beliefs aside and pray with troops I wouldn't make a good leader," Hall said.
Should troops in danger tat want to pray be force to have a leader that disparages faith?
Gateway Pundit blogged Well, it's been at least two months. It must be time to drag out the mainstream media's favorite atheist soldier- Jeremy Hall.

Macsmind blogged Gateway Pundit of course nails the true motive behind this nonsense. Atheists are in themselves a religion that seek to remove not just any religion, but specifically Christianity from American life.

7 comments:

iron chef klingon said...

I wonder if he filed a complaint with the Inspector General first as he was supposed to do by regulation. Or did he just go looking for publicity from the get-go?

Anonymous said...

Atheists don't believe in God or an afterlife. They believe in the here and now. Sounds like Penn and Teller.

Anonymous said...

Another thought - Atheists do no believe in God or an afterlife. I wouldn't be surprised if they wouldn't want to "fight". If they get killed, there is nothingness for them....ANON

Anonymous said...

During the Nam war there were
CO'S who didn't believe in fighting in the war. I do believe that they did not participate in the fighting part of the war and were given different jobs....ANON

PS I THINK I REMEMBER THIS CORRECTLY.

Don Singleton said...

People were drafted in that war. We have a voluntary army now. And multiple faiths, or even non faith, are allowed, but you cannot expect all to accept your faith

Anonymous said...

I sat next to a young soldier on an airplane flight the other day. He talked about the war alittle, but the other "stuff" he said was interesting. He said he went into the service, because, he was "messed up" at the time. I guess this means he had a death wish or something. I wonder how many soldiers, and I mean YOUNG BOYS have similiar feelings, or a broken heart, to make them join the army or marines to PROVE SOMETHING TO THEMSELVES. I wonder how many of them are really interested in what they are fighting for....ANON

Anonymous said...

OH GOD, this reminds me of NAM, only worse....ANON