You can still be kicked out of the U.S. Army for being gay, even if you're a desperately needed translator, but if you break the army law that keeps personal religious beliefs out of the army, odds are you will likely get away with it. Well Military.com has exposed such an issue and it involves none-other than Gen. David Petraeus.
The book is "Under Orders: A Spiritual Handbook for Military Personnel," by Army Chaplain (Lt. Col.) William McCoy, and according to Petraeus' published endorsement of the work, "it should be in every rucksack for those times when soldiers need spiritual energy."
But the endorsement - which has spurred a demand by a watchdog group for Petraeus' dismissal and court martial on the grounds of establishing a religious requirement on troops - was a personal view never intended for publication, the book's author now says.
Which is worse, breaking down the walls between church and state or having gays proudly serve in the U.S. Army?