Army Chaplains Deny Soldier Right to Identify as Humanist


Ray Bradley identifies as a Humanist

Army Major Ray Bradley is currently stationed at Ft Bragg, North Carolina, served in Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005, and is a committed Humanist.  He is an officer on the board of the local humanist group, is active with local MAAF affiliate, and is recognized as a Humanist Lay Leader by the Humanist Society.  His wife, Rene’, and he plan to renew their wedding vows on their 20th anniversary in a humanist ceremony.  He has even applied to be an Army-recognized humanist lay leader.  Despite all this, he’s not a humanist, at least according to his military identification tags and official records.  He isn’t now, and can never be, according to the Army Chaplaincy’s director of personnel, Chaplain (Colonel) Scottie Lloyd. Read on

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