US Army Major General Accused of ‘Aggressive Anti-Religious Hostility’ in Case Involving Chaplain and Same-Sex Couple

An Army investigator concluded that Chaplain Scott Squires was guilty of discrimination when Squires explained he could not conduct a Strong Bonds marriage retreat with same-sex couples due to the requirements of his chaplain-endorsing agency, the Southern Baptist Convention.   First Liberty Institute, which is defending Chaplain Squires, says he “complied with Army rules but face reprimand for adhering to religious beliefs.”  The non-profit public interest law firm says an “Army investigator recommended that Squires be found guilty of ‘dereliction of duty,'” which means the decorated chaplain faces a possible court martial and time in a military prison for rescheduling a marriage retreat.

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