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Re: Pentagon to allow religious beards, tattoos, piercings in some cases
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 06:36:44 AM »
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Re: Pentagon to allow religious beards, tattoos, piercings in some cases
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 07:00:05 AM »
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Re: Pentagon to allow religious beards, tattoos, piercings in some cases
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 12:23:49 PM »
Odd - tattoos not allowed? My first two were mandatory.
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Re: Pentagon to allow religious beards, tattoos, piercings in some cases
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Re: Pentagon to allow religious beards, tattoos, piercings in some cases
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 03:20:33 PM »
Sounds like they are recruiting from the Taliban now.

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Re: Pentagon to allow religious beards, tattoos, piercings in some cases
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 07:27:22 PM »
My opinion on this isn't very popular on our side, but I believe most of us are wrong about this. This is a win for religious liberty and a reversal of actions Clinton took in the 90s. Up until the late 90s, Sikhs (who fought for this action), were allowed to wear turbans and beards. They had been since at least WWII (if not before). It was accepted part of the military code. Christians also could wear small crucifixes and Jews Yarmelkes. In the late 90s, Clinton reversed this pushing the trend to erase personal, limited (and historical) religious expressions. It all but erased Sikhs in the military (we only have 3 active members now).

This is a win for religious liberty and simply going back to the accepted standards we had up until around 1997. 

(I actually got in a bit of a spat with Ulsterman on Facebook earlier about this). 


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