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Old 07 Oct 2011, 12:43 PM   #267068 / #1
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Default American Military Spiritual Fitness training - a petition

It seems that the US military are assessing people on some sort of spiritual fitness test, which in practice often turns out to be a course in indoctrination in a very narrow sort of protestantism.

There is a petition that Americans can sign that goes to the White House, and if a threshold of signatories is met, then the White House will - they say - then there will be a review and reply.

I would sign it were I American, but since I ain't I'll just pass it on.

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Old 07 Oct 2011, 12:52 PM   #267075 / #2
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Where is this petition, David?
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Old 07 Oct 2011, 01:04 PM   #267077 / #3
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Buggrit, forgot to post link

http://freethoughtblogs.com/rockbeyo.../#comment-1318

ETA the link above provides the background. Below a direct link to petition

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petition...paign=shorturl

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Old 07 Oct 2011, 01:16 PM   #267079 / #4
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I have signed the petition. Thanks.


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Old 09 Oct 2011, 07:00 PM   #267677 / #5
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I'd like to bump this, with another link, aimed at the Americans here.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/rodda/20...dier/#comments

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Let’s Make the White House Respond to an Atheist Soldier
October 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm Chris Rodda

On October 1, one of the Military Relligious Freedom Foundation’s clients, a sergeant in the Army, started a petition on WhiteHouse.gov to “End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members.”

According to WhiteHouse.gov, 5,000 signatures within 30 days is supposed to get you a response from the White House. So, go sign the petition and then share this everywhere you know of where atheists and other assorted heathens are lurking! We only need to get a little over 4,000 more signatures on this thing by October 31. This is totally doable!
Sign it and push it, people!

And check out the blog of one member of the American military standing up for his rights.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/rockbeyondbelief

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Signed it before. They've only gotten a couple hundred signers since then - slow going.
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