Pentagon Sued For Religious Discrimination

Law360, New York (September 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A military watchdog organization has filed suit against the U.S. Defense Department on behalf of an atheist soldier deployed to Iraq, claiming the U.S. Army discriminated against him and other non-Christians.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation claimed that U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy Hall’s rights were violated by military practices that allegedly impose mandatory Christianity upon members of the armed forces.

In addition to the Defense Department and Hall's supervisor, Maj. Paul...
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