Chaplain’s Assistant Targeted for Personal Facebook Post
By Harold Hutchison
An Army chaplain’s assistant has been threatened with a reduction in rank over a Facebook post on her personal page. The Soldier, an evangelical Christian, has been serving for six years.
In the post, the chaplain’s assistant wrote, “A lot ticked off, now to all my gay friends you know I care about you so don’t think otherwise. I’m watching this documentary and this gay guy went to a church and the Pastor was telling him that he needs to embrace his way and know that it is not a sin. Ok umm wow, dude it is. I’m sick of people making Gods word what it’s not. Yes God loves you as a person but He hates the sin. Tired of hearing about Pastors being ok with homosexuality.”
The Soldier was called into her commander’s office and told to remove the post or face punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The chaplain’s assistant, who is remaining anonymous.
The case is highlighting concerns about religious freedom in the ranks. “Just because a person wears a uniform does not mean they give up their religious liberties and their ability to speak about matters of faith,” Ron Crews, the executive director of the Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty told Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes.