Many soldiers say they face harassment from Christian comrades

Times Faith & Values Editor
Friday, October 05, 2007

In the midst of their fight to bring freedom to Iraq and Afghanistan,
some American soldiers are finding their own freedoms threatened by
the troops on their own side.

Though the U.S. Constitution mandates that the government apply no
test of faith for employment – and, one presumes, deployment – of
American citizens, soldiers who are open about being non-believers
can face harassment and ostracizing from fellow troops and their
officers, some say.

“We didn’t let anyone know we were atheists,” said Steve Moore of
Huntsville, who served two tours in Iraq as an Army staff sergeant.

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