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Military aims to muzzle evangelizing at recruiting sites

The Pentagon is cracking down on evangelizing at its national network of recruit processing centers, telling religious groups that it won’t permit proselytizing at the sites.

A new regulation quietly distributed last month to commanders of the 65 centers says that religious literature and publications produced by other “non-federal entities” may be made available to recruits at the sites but that they cannot show favoritism to any particular faith or group.

“Under no circumstances ” will any outsiders “be permitted to proselytize, preach or provide spiritual counseling” to recruits or staff members at the centers, the regulation adds.

Read the original article at: Virginian Pilot

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