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Chelsea Manning and Transgender Service

Chelsea Manning and Transgender Service

Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, wants to transition from biologically male to female. It has been generally understood or at least suspected that Bradley identifies as a woman. Some are skeptical, but let us assume this is a sincere request … Continue reading

Military chaplaincy faces choice of mission or anti-gay toleration

Military chaplaincy faces choice of mission or anti-gay toleration

Update 3/26: SDA Guidance, Update 10/31: Texas Baptist Guidance and August DoD Guidance, Update 10/2: Disciples of Christ guidance, Update 9/19: Catholic Guidance, see below for details. The military chaplaincy faces a clear threat as more chaplain endorsers come out … Continue reading

Didn’t Southern Baptists Just Resign as Military Chaplains?

Didn’t Southern Baptists Just Resign as Military Chaplains?

While Southern Baptists did not directly withdraw from chaplaincy, their recent policy letter essentially reads that their chaplains are now prohibited from performing many of their official military duties. The North American Mission Board, the endorsing agency for the Southern Baptist … Continue reading

Profile: Captain Ryan Jean

Profile: Captain Ryan Jean

Disclaimer: This website is not endorsed by the DoD or its affiliates. The statements made are of the individual’s alone and do not reflect policy of DoD or its affiliates. This is a series of profiles showing the face of … Continue reading

Interfaith leaders support humanist chaplaincy

Interfaith leaders support humanist chaplaincy

Jason Heap, a Humanist Celebrant with Masters degrees from Brite Divinity school and Oxford Theology, has applied to be a humanist chaplain. Some Christians have decided to treat his application as a threat, denouncing the idea as an ‘oxymoron’ and ‘contradiction … Continue reading