Republicans' bill to ease pressure on military chaplains
By Amy Fagan
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
September 29, 2006
House Republicans said the defense authorization bill will address, at least for now, their belief that military chaplains should not be pressured to avoid using specifics of their faiths during public prayers.
Republican House members and aides said they were told that part of the massive final defense measure will freeze the recent Navy and Air Force chaplain prayer policies that call for nonsectarian prayers outside religious services.
But the defense bill was still caught up yesterday in other disagreements and it was unclear whether the House and Senate would approve it before they leave town. the rest