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West Point cadet quits, cites 'criminal' behavior of officers, promoting fundamentalist Christianity

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A West Point cadet publicly announced his decision to quit the prestigious military academy just months before graduating to protest what he sees as the illegal infusion of military procedures and events with fundamentalist Christian proselytizing. To call attention to his move, senior Blake Page wrote a scathing commentary on West Point, published Monday in the Huffington Post. 'Countless officers here and throughout the military are guilty of blatantly violating the oaths they swore to defend the Constitution,' wrote Page, who was slated to graduate in May. 'These men and women are criminals, complicit in light of day defiance of the Uniform Code of Military Justice through unconstitutional proselytism, discrimination against the non-religious and establishing formal policies to reward, encourage and even at times require sectarian religious participation.'

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In the aftermath of the public revelation and disc... by PCM on Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 11:41:44 AM
promoting the unconstitutional  views in the ... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 12:00:03 PM
Here is a link to a recent Truthout article on the... by Amanda Lang on Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 2:18:08 PM
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Just because someone calls themselves Christians, ... by Davey Jones on Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 1:53:19 PM
places a high value on ass kicking. You might say ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 7:19:45 AM
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Throughout history men have assembled themselves b... by Davey Jones on Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 2:30:54 PM
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