A former Marine’s claims of religious persecution were groundless, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces was right to rule against her, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Editor’s Note: Today the “Wall of Separation” is pleased to feature a guest post by Ed Beck, a First Amendment advocate and veteran of the War in Iraq.
Beck at Al-Taqaddum airbase in Iraq, 2005
A Sikh combat soldier has filed suit against the U.S. Army for forcing him to undergo special testing before granting him a religious accommodation for his beard and turban. Capt. Simratpal Singh, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a decorated veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, says that Army authorities ordered him to report for three days of helmet and gas mask testing.
Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Modder is about to lose his job, and if you believe him, it’s because he’s a Christian.