Military Says Turbans A-OK—Crosses, Not So Much.

ban-christianityApparently you can grow beards, wear scarfs and turbans but just don’t ask to keep a crucifix or carry a Bible if you serve in the military! The Pentagon announced this Wednesday that it has relaxed the dress code to allow for Muslim members of the military to wear garb such as turbans, scarfs and longer beards.  However, if you are a practicing Christian you are still not allowed to discuss your faith or have symbols of your faith.  Feels like we are living in some twilight zone if you ask me. A statement from a Pentagon spokesman explained the decision in this way:

“An essential part of unit cohesion is establishing and maintaining uniform military grooming and appearance standards,” the amended policy states. “In so far as practicable, a Service member’s expression of sincerely held beliefs (conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs) may not be used as the basis of any adverse personnel action, discrimination, or denial of promotion, schooling, training, or assignment.”

So removing crosses and steeples from chapels must be an exception then? 

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