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U.S. Chaplain Kenneth Reyes Censored for 'No Atheists in Foxholes'

| by Michael Allen
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Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes, who serves as an U.S. chaplain at a military base in Alaska, was recently censored for posting an article on the Air Force website that quoted President Dwight Eisenhower.

The article is entitled "No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II," which references a 1954 speech by President Eisenhower.

In the famous speech, President Eisenhower said: "I am delighted that our veterans are sponsoring a movement to increase our awareness of God in our daily lives. In battle, they learned a great truth, that there are no atheists in the foxholes."

After the article was posted on the Air Force website for five hours, it was taken down because of complaints from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), reports Fox News.

The MRFF contacted the base commander, Col. Brian Duffy, and demanded action against Reyes’ "anti-secular diatribe."

The organization claimed that by using the phrase "'no atheists in foxholes,’ [Lt. Col. Reyes] defiles the dignity of service members."

"Faith-based hate is hate all the same, Lt. Col. Reyes must be appropriately punished," stated the MRFF.

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In response, Col. Duffy did have the article taken down from the Air Force website.

However, the pro-Christian Family Research Council claims it is Reyes' rights were violated.

The Family Research Council told Breitbart.com: "A chaplain has been censored for expressing his beliefs about the role of faith in the lives of service members. … Why do we have chaplains if they aren’t allowed to fulfill that purpose?"

Sources: Fox News and Breitbart.com