Chaplain Scott Squires faces potential disciplinary action from the United States Army for following his church’s religious teaching on marriage.
Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute, and KFUO Radio host Kip Allen discuss the case during a Free to be Faithful® program.
At Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Maj. Squires said he couldn’t conduct a Strong Bonds marriage retreat with same-sex couples due to the requirements of his chaplain-endorsing agency, the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Chaplain assistant SSG Kacie Griffin also faces disciplinary action for informing the same-sex couple that Chaplain Squires wanted to talk to them about the event.
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Due to the pressure of the Christian community, all charges were dropped for this Chaplain and Chaplain’s Assistant. Speaking up works in America, as it is supposed to work as part of our Freedom of Speech. It is worth defending.