The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


House acts on chaplains

House lawmakers in July approved an amendment to a Pentagon spending bill to prevent the appointment of nonreligious military chaplains. It requires that only religious organizations be permitted to endorse military chaplains. Currently the Department of Defense recognizes more than 200 endorsing agents, all of them based on a belief in God. But there has been a recent push by Humanists, who don't recognize a supernatural divinity, to endorse their military chaplains.


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