Current Status: In recent years the military Chaplain Corps has been pressured by politically correct social engineering to make changes that are at odds with the religious beliefs of servicemen and/or that harm the good order and discipline of the military.
- Chaplains forced to accept—and even conduct gay marriages.
- Some Muslim chaplains, under the Chaplain Corps, effectively giving comfort to enemy prisoners, reinforcing their ability to resist.
- Muslim service members in or supporting combat units in spite of religious beliefs that may put them at serious odds with the current conflict.
In addition, Atheist activists observe that the Military is a government department and seek to undermine the vital role of the Chaplain Corps.
Correction toward the Ideal: National leaders should strengthen or enact rules and potentially law to recognize that the mission of the Chaplain Corps is to minister to the religious needs of the service members within the protocols and boundaries of their faith. The Chaplain Corps should not to be forced to implement whatever politically correct agenda the social engineers want to push—including narrowing the influence and duty of the Chaplain Corps by Atheist activists. Service members should be accommodated in their religious practices and beliefs as long as it does not affect the good order and discipline of the military. On the other hand, service members with an ethnic or religious objection about any ongoing conflict should be reassigned or removed from the military for their good and to reduce potential security and discipline problems.
Supporting Information: See the Learn More section to the right for more information on this topic—especially our white paper on Religion and the Military.