Commanding officer dictates ‘religious beliefs’ to military chaplain

Decision challenged as ‘wildly inappropriate and offensive’

A military officer has decided, for a chaplain under his command, what his “religious beliefs” must be, a decision that is being challenged by First Liberty Institute as “wildly inappropriate and offensive.”

The problem developed when a news “report” described how Joe Biden was planning to drop President Trump’s “military transgender ban.”

Chaplain Andrew Calvert then, while the ban still was the military’s policy and practice, wrote on his own social media account, which explained it was not representative of the Department of Defense, questions about the proposed change.