Start Being too accommodating

Being too accommodating

That precise question has been raised in a series of cases, going back a decade, over the way that the U. The lawsuits claim that the Navy’s criteria are unconstitutional because they disfavor non-liturgical Protestants, who make up a great deal more than one-third of the Navy, while Catholics and liturgical Protestants each make up less than one-third. To understand this issue, it’s important to distinguish between what is and isn’t involved here.

This diversity has produced some of the recent controversies.

Given this inability of service members to worship outside the military base, some of the justices concluded that the military may provide chaplains to accommodate the religious needs of service members.

These comments about the chaplaincy, though, don’t have any direct legal effect because the , the 2nd Circuit upheld the U. Army’s chaplaincy on the ground that service members have a constitutional right under the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause to engage in religious worship, a right that the Army would unduly burden if it did not provide chaplains.

Instead, this controversy is about whether the chaplains may provide prayers.