You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
EDIT: I am not going to say it is a crime, but I don't think it is the job of the military to be "spreading Christianity". Do you? Do you think it is ok for the U.S. military to endorse one religion and spread it?
Last edited by TheNextEra; 05-05-09 at 05:54 PM.
Then I ask him point blank a bit later, "So basically you're differentiating between individuals breaking conduct orders vs. the military as a whole acting illegally..." and he agrees.There is however an order, which is passed down from very high and is briefed for every single cultural mingling, that specifies the rules and demands of the host nation. What applies in Somalia does not mirror what applies in Saudi Arabia, which does not mirror what applies in Afghanistan. Therefore, not handing out porn or "Bibles" is a matter of military policy not record. But breaking such policies means that you have broken that order that comes from very high and thusly can be prosecuted under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.
Nowhere does he suggest anything even remotely close to the notion that it is the military's job to hand out bibles or even that it is ok to for the military as a whole or individuals in the service to hand out bibles while on duty.
I think he's just arguing that it's a non-issue because it is NOT a military policy to do so and thus it's much ado about nothing.
I don't claim I didn't make a mistake in not reading it, but I only responded to your comment in kind. Had you presented this, it would have been much more civilized.
Again thank you for providing this and clearing up my mistake on Gy's intent.