Protect Prayer in the Military
Join The Doug Zone in Protecting Military Prayer! A group of Congressmen, led by Rep. Walter Jones, has come together to call on our President to protect by Executive Order the constitutional rights of military chaplains to pray according to their faith. The Doug Zone supports this brave group! We stand with them and call concerned citizens everywhere to let their voices be heard on this critical issue. Today, we ask you to join us in our efforts. Petition to Protect Military Prayer To the Honorable President George W. Bush We are disappointed and gravely concerned to learn that the right of military chaplains to pray according to their faith is in jeopardy. It has come to our attention that in all branches of the military, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Christian chaplains to use the name of Jesus when praying. We believe this suppression of religious freedom is a pervasive problem that must be dealt with and eliminated immediately. Throughout our nation\'s history, chaplains not only have remained an integral part of our military, but they also have always prayed according to their faith\'s tradition. We believe that if chaplains are chosen to pray before a professional setting, they have a constitutional right to adhere to the religious expressions of their faith. Furthermore, such censorship of Christian beliefs is a disservice to Christian chaplains as well as the hundreds of thousands of Christian soldiers in the military who look to their chaplains for comfort, inspiration, and support, just as our military soldiers of other faiths look to their chaplains. We respectfully request that you, as Commander and Chief, protect by Executive Order the constitutional right of military chaplains to pray according to their faith.