Thursday, December 19, 2013

Navy Takes Orders from Atheists - Nativity Scenes

There wasn't even a single complaint from the 6,000 personnel at the Guantanamo Bay naval base, but because the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) complained directly to the Pentagon, the Christmas Nativity scenes were removed from the dining halls.
"No one's ever complained to me about it. We've been doing it for 10 years."
-- Capt. John R. Nettleton, base commander
For background, read Air Force Takes Orders from Atheists: Nativity

Also read Gays & Atheists Demand Air Force Fire Evangelicals as well as Air Force Drops God; Army Admits Training Labeled Christians as Terrorists

In addition, read
the latest news of the secular rebellion against Christmas.

-- From "Nativity scenes to be moved at Cuba Navy base after troops' protest" posted at UPI 12/19/13

"Our military members here endure many hardship," the letter [made public by the MRFF] states. "When they finally have time to relax with their military family, they should not have to feel uncomfortable, out of place, or insignificant because their beliefs are not represented."

Troops are generally expected to take complaints to their immediate supervisor, but [MRFF president Mikey] Weinstein said the 18 service members [who complained to the MRFF] feared retribution.

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From "Nativity scenes removed from Guantanamo dining halls after complaints" by The Associated Press 12/19/13

The commander of the Guantanamo Bay naval base decided Wednesday to move Nativity scenes from two dining halls following complaints that the decorations improperly promoted Christianity.

Both Nativity scenes will be moved to the courtyard of the base chapel, said Kelly Wirfel, a spokeswoman for Capt. John Nettleton, commander of the base in southeastern Cuba.

The displays were set up by foreign contractors who manage the two dining facilities and were "not intended to endorse any religion," Wirfel said in response to concerns raised by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

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From "Guant√°namo skipper orders Nativity scenes that stirred controversy moved to base chapel" by Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald 12/18/13

A total of 18 [unnamed] U.S. service members stationed here, five of them officers, appealed to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation after an agonizing, secret meeting earlier this week about what to do about the two cr√©ches and other Christmas decorations that festoon the main prison and base dining rooms, the rights group’s president, Mikey Weinstein, said Wednesday.

Nettleton said only that he wished they had come to him directly with their concerns, noting that base residents have a way to register complaints anonymously too.

At noon Wednesday, the doghouse-sized Nativity scene was on display at the Navy base’s main cafeteria, Gold Hill Galley. Over at the prison camps, a civilian snapped a photo inside the guards’ cafeteria showing figurines of the Holy Family outside a gingerbread house and the message “Merry Christmas!!!”

Signs of the Christmas holiday season abound on the base, which has a holiday parade with floats and a hillside is decorated with holiday lights that depict Santa Claus, a sleigh, a Christmas tree and candy cane among other holiday symbols.

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Also read President Obama's Veterans Administration Strips Jesus & Bible from Chaplains

For further background, read President Obama Redefines 1st Amendment Freedom of Religion and yet President Obama Denies Leading War Against Christianity, and so Congress Responds to Obama's Military Attack on Christians