You Make a Difference! Our mission and operations are funded entirely by Patriots like you! Please support the 2022 Independence Day Campaign now.

Jordan Candler / April 16, 2015

Christians Increasingly Apprehensive About Enlisting

The Obama administration’s social experimentation with the military and affront on faith is forcing thousands of Christian servicemen and woman to reconsider their career choice — assuming they haven’t already been given the boot. It’s also giving pause to prospects who are otherwise anxious to enlist.

The Liberty Institute’s Michael Berry, whose team works with many of the clients caught up in religious discrimination lawsuits, told The Washington Times, “People of faith are going to stay away from the military. I can’t tell you how many moms and dads I’ve spoken to who say, ‘My son or daughter wants to join the military, [but] in light of what you’ve described, I’m not sure I want to let them join the military anymore.’ And I don’t blame them. I would have serious reservations about my own kids joining.” And absent fundamental changes, the future doesn’t bode well. “The problem is getting worse, not better, despite our efforts,” he added. “There is a culture [of] hostility [toward] religion in the military right now.”

Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty president Douglas Lee echoed Mr. Berry’s concerns, telling the Times, “I know people who get out, officers and chaplains, who’ve said, ‘I can’t serve the way I want to in this environment.’ People who’ve said, ‘Because of the religious liberty challenges I see, I think I’ll serve somewhere else.’”

Their apprehension is hardly irrational. Just recently, Lt. Commander Wes Modder, a Navy chaplain, was reprimanded for the outrageous act of performing his job duties. There’s a war alright — and it’s not just on the battlefields of the Middle East. If we can’t defend religious liberty, we can’t defend America.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2022 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.