The Army said Friday it was investigating a claim that dozens of soldiers who refused to attend a Christian band’s concert at a Virginia military base were banished to their barracks and told to clean them up.
Fort Eustis spokesman Rick Haverinen told The Associated Press he couldn’t comment on the specifics of the investigation. At the Pentagon, Army spokesman Col. Thomas Collins said the military shouldn’t impose religious views on soldiers.
There was about 20 soldiers who refused to attend, including Muslims. When they didn’t attend they were ordered to clean their barracks and not allowed to use computers or cell phones.
The outcome of this investigation should also be interesting. If someone gets discharged or demoted over it (like they should), I’m sure the right will quickly spin this into our “Muslim President not allowing freedom of religion in the military”. I can just hear the wingnut talkers now.