We’re going to Hell in a handbasket.

Change in military dress policy will allow for turbans, beards if worn for religious reasons: Report

The Pentagon is expected to announce changes today to rules governing religious items and uniform regulations, NBC News is reporting.

The change would allow beards, some religious tattoos and turbans to be worn by members in uniform.

NBC News obtained a draft of Department of Defense instructions that said the military will make every effort to accommodate “individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs” of service members. The memo said unless the items have an adverse impact on readiness, order or discipline, commanders will be allowed to grant special permission for personnel to wear religious article while in uniform.

What utter and complete BULLSHIT. The military is the great leveler. We ALL wear our uniforms and we ALL wear them the EXACT SAME WAY.

Not as representatives of any individual religion, but UNITED as AMERICANS.

5 Responses to “Holy SHIITE”

  1. aelfheld says:

    Nidal Malik Hasan wouldn’t have gone all ‘Soldier of Allah’ if he’d only been allowed to wear a beard don’t you know.

  2. JeffS says:

    There goes military discipline.

  3. BlackDog says:

    It started when the Army had everyone where black berets. Only Army Rangers & AF Combat Security Cops should wear them. The original CSPs were trained by Army Rangers during the Vietnam War for deployment their. You can imagine the grief the Army shoveled on the USAF.

  4. Paco says:

    So, what are we talking about, here, “native” regiments, like the British had in India or something?

    Hey, will Druids get special uniforms? Ought to be good in camouflage situations.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “Hey, will Druids get special uniforms? Ought to be good in camouflage situations.”

    Skydiving behind enemy lines maybe? They did have a tendency to paint themselves blue.

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