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  • Navy drops job titles in push for gender neutrality

    October 12 2016 by Michael Cochrane, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Navy drops job titles in push for gender neutrality

    In a decision the Navy Times called “a tectonic shift in the Navy’s personnel system,” the service recently abandoned the tradition of referring to enlisted sailors by their job title, as well as their rank. The move to eliminate the rating system follows the decision to eliminate use of the word “man” in any job titles.

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  • Navy to train sailors on transgender acceptance

    September 27 2016 by Michael Cochrane, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Navy to train sailors on transgender acceptance

    The U.S. Navy has announced its plan for training all personnel on the Pentagon’s new policy allowing transgender service members to serve openly. The announcement, delivered by Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke, outlines the service’s strategy to prepare both senior leaders and rank-and-file sailors for the changes, according to Military.com.

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  • Chaplain survives dismissal attempt

    September 15 2015 by Ken Walker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chaplain survives dismissal attempt

    The attorney for a longtime chaplain who survived an attempt to force him out of the Navy said the decision marks a victory for religious liberty. Wesley Modder, who reached the 20-year mark for his military service in August, was accused of failing to show tolerance and discriminating against sailors of different faiths.

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  • Charges against chaplain called ‘overt attack’

    March 27 2015 by Ken Walker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Charges against chaplain called ‘overt attack’

    The attorney who represents 65 former chaplains suing the Navy for discrimination says the possible dismissal of a chaplain for giving traditional biblical counsel is evidence of a continuing attack against evangelicals. The cases continue to be waged in various courts alleging instances of discrimination dating back to the mid-1970s.

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  • The Bibles are back: Navy lodges scuttle removal plan

    August 18 2014 by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    The Bibles are back: Navy lodges scuttle removal plan

    In June, the U.S. Navy ordered housekeepers at thousands of Navy-owned guest lodges near U.S. and international bases to remove the Bibles and any other “religious materials” from their rooms. But public outcry and protests led the brass to reverse course Aug. 15.

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  • Bibles booted from U.S. Navy base guest rooms

    August 13 2014 by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Bibles booted from U.S. Navy base guest rooms

    The U.S. Navy will no longer allow Bibles and other religious materials in the guest rooms of Navy lodges, a decision that has infuriated some conservative groups, which recently learned about the new policy. The decision came after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter…

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  • As troops & their chaplains return, churches must be ready

    November 12 2012 by Mickey Noah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    As troops & their chaplains return, churches must be ready

    They’re coming home. They’ve witnessed death on the battlefield and led soldiers, sailors and marines to Christ. They’ve baptized converts in water-filled barrels and led worship during rocket attacks. They’ve risked their own lives and sacrificed time away from their families. They are the among the nation’s unsung heroes – military chaplains.

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