Navy Rejects Application For First Humanist Chaplain

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Cmdr. Darrel Wesley, from Chattanooga, Tenn., command chaplain aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

Jason Heap did not get the job as a chaplain in the Navy.  The Navy did not divulge the details of the decision due to privacy concerns.  After the Army recognized ‘Humanism’ as a religious preference many thought there would soon be a humanist chaplain.

Humanist chaplain?

Chaplains, historically and by definition, are people of faith,” said retired reserve Chaplain Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “You can’t have an ‘atheist chaplain’ any more than you can have a ‘tiny giant’ or a ‘poor millionaire’.

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