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West Point cadet drops out to protest influence of fundamentalist Christianity [View all]

WED DEC 05, 2012 AT 06:41 AM PST
West Point cadet drops out to protest influence of fundamentalist Christianity
byChristian Dem in NCFollow

Blake Page
Cadet, United States Military Academy at West Point

Why I Don't Want to Be a West Point Graduate

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While there are certainly numerous problems with the developmental program at West Point and all service academies, the tipping point of my decision to resign was the realization that countless officers here and throughout the military are guilty of blatantly violating the oaths they swore to defend the Constitution. These men and women are criminals, complicit in light of day defiance of the Uniform Code of Military Justice through unconstitutional proselytism, discrimination against the non-religious and establishing formal policies to reward, encourage and even at times require sectarian religious participation.

These transgressions are nearly always committed in the name of fundamentalist evangelical Christianity. The sparse leaders who object to these egregious violations are relegated to the position of silent bystanders, because they understand all too well the potential ramifications of publically expressing their loyalty to the laws of our country. These are strong words that I do not use lightly, but after years of clear personal observation I am certain that they are true.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-page/west-point-religious-freedom_b_2232279.html

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