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Military Recognizes More Faiths

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in March expanded its list of recognized religions in the United States military, increasing from just over 100 religions to 221 faith groups.

The list, which was publicized by the DOD in April, now includes nature-themed religions, heathens and more. It also expands identity choices. For example, Jews can now state whether they’re Orthodox, Conservative or Reform instead of merely listing their faith as “Jewish.”

Flyover Flap: Air Force Drops Participation In Idaho Religious Festival

The Department of Defense has ended a decades-old tradition of lending support to a fundamentalist Christian festival in Idaho.

The Pentagon nixed a request for military flyovers during the "Treasure Valley God and Country Festival" held annually in Nampa. (Yes, this is the same city that wanted to pull sex education books from its public library shelves last year)