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Sailor wins 2011 Military Fatherhood Award for devotion to handicapped 11-year-old son

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Beliefnet’s Nora Beth Puls reports in her “Sweet Shore” blog that the U.S. Navy’s Logistics Specialist 1st Class Christopher Cady, a petty officer, has been named the winner of this year’s National Fatherhood Initiative “Military Fatherhood Award” during a ceremony in […]

Navy Suspends Policy to Allow Gay Weddings

By ADELLE M. BANKS c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Navy reversed course Tuesday (May 10) on plans to allow chaplains to officiate at same-sex marriage ceremonies once the military’s ban on openly gay members is repealed. […]

Pastor Says False Navy SEAL Tale Was an ‘Ego-Builder’

By DAN MILLER c. 2011 Religion News Service HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) The Navy awards the gold Trident medal to those who have earned the right to be called a SEAL — the same elite fighting squad that shot and killed […]

Chaplains Say Navy Wedding Policy Confuses a Fraught Debate

By ADELLE M. BANKS c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A recent Navy memo that would permit military chaplains to officiate at same-sex marriage ceremonies upon repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell policy is creating tension amid an […]

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