Friday, May 12, 2006

Republicans Reject Amendment Calling for Religious Tolerance in Military

From Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) | Official Website.
05/04/06 Washington, DC — On Wednesday night, Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY 2nd) … offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 [H.R. 5122] to support religious tolerance among military chaplains. The base version of the bill considered by the committee included language that appeared to support proselytizing … Mr. Israel's amendment brought the language back in line with current military guidelines by requiring military chaplains to demonstrate 'sensitivity, respect and tolerance' for the beliefs of those to whom they minister. It was defeated on a near party-line vote, 26-31, with every Republican voting against Rep. Israel except Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI 10th).

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