Update: 1394 more signatures needed. Please Help End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members.

Update: 1394 more signatures needed. Please Help End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members.

 

Please forgive the repost.


Please go to www.whitehouse.gov/4zb and sign the petition:

The US military fails to provide Equal Opportunity for non-religious service members.

We are forced to participate in religious rituals during official ceremonies. This is not free exercise, this is forced exercise. Worship belongs in voluntary services, not in mandatory formations. This is unconstitutional establishment of an official preference for religion over non-religion.

We are forced to take an unconstitutional religious test for “Spiritual Fitness”. Those who fail the test are forced to take remedial training instructing them to go to church and pray. This proselytization by the US military is forced onto us against our will.

These policies create a hostile environment, division, and resentment within the military, destroying morale and threatening national security.

 

And then take to Twitter, then Facebook; help spread the word! Time is running out. With less than eight days left before the petition expires, we need at least 180 signatures per day to reach the threshold of 5000 signatures, and we are falling short!

You will need to create an account before you can sign the petition, but it's a very short signup: first name, last name, email, and zip. And then a short wait for a confirmation email. And once registered you can sign other petitions.

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Comment by Aviance on October 24, 2011 at 2:18pm
Will sign.
Comment by Steph S. on October 24, 2011 at 12:12am
I'll sign.
Comment by Jedi Wanderer on October 23, 2011 at 7:57pm
Oh cool, my signature was #3636, a combination of my favorite numbers! Ok, I'm a geek.
Comment by Jedi Wanderer on October 23, 2011 at 7:55pm
Oops, nevermind, the confirmation email was sent to my spam inbox for some reason. Still, maybe that's a part of a conspiracy? Hah, jk.
Comment by Jedi Wanderer on October 23, 2011 at 7:54pm
You know I don't know what the problem was, but I visited the White House site and tried to register, and twice it told me a password had been sent to my email but I never got one. So it seems like the reason we are falling short may be that signing the damn petition is made too difficult! Maybe that is on purpose...

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