by Melanie Batley, Newsmax
There is an exodus of Christians from the military because of a “hostile work environment” that does not allow them to express their beliefs openly while others are discouraged from joining in the first place, say religious freedom advocates.
They point to a number of recent high-profile cases of military chaplains facing punishment for private religious counseling sessions, and say such cases could cause some with strong faith to reconsider joining the military.
“People of faith are going to stay away from the military,” Michael Berry, senior counsel at the Liberty Institute, a Texas-based legal organization dedicated to defending religious liberty in America, told The Washington Times.
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