Conservative Christian boycott
of the U.S. Army during 1999
In 1999, thirteen conservative Christian groups were reported as asking Americans to not enlist or re-enlist in
the U.S. Army. The boycott was to continue until the Army terminates the on-base
freedoms of religion, speech and assembly for all Wiccan soldiers.
The boycott has since become inactive.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." Part
of the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
"An Army that sponsors satanic rituals is
unworthy of representing the United States of America." Paul
Weyrich, Free Congress Association.
"I hope...[the Christians] stick with the
boycott; I'd rather not have my tax dollars giving guns and military training to bigots
who oppose religious freedom." 1 A forum posting.
"I don't think witchcraft
is a religion. I would hope the military officials would take a second
look at the decision they made." G.W.
Bush (R), at the time, Governor of Texas. Interviewed on ABC's Good Morning
America, 1999-JUN-24 by Peggy Wehmeyer.
Topics covered in this
A posting by a "Pagan American" to American-Statesman's
"Talk Back" forum at:
Copyright © 1999 to 2009 by
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 1999-JUN-9
Latest update: 2009-FEB-09
Author: B.A. Robinson