Soldier denied promotion for being atheistMikey 16 comments
This sort of thing happens in business and it's no surprise it should happen on the battlefield. A because of his religious stance - or lack of rather.
Spc. Jeremy Hall says he was denied his constitutional right to hold a meeting to discuss atheism while he was deployed in Iraq. In the law suit, Hall says his Platoon Sergeant informed him his promotion was being blocked because he would be "unable to put aside his personal convictions and pray with his troops" which would apparently affect his ability to bond with his soldiers while in a leadership position.
List time I checked religion was not a requirement of leadership. If it were I would never be in my current job. I would wager if they looked further up the food chain they will more than likely find some athiests among them, which would bury the Platoon Sergeant's theory.
Question: Is religious belief is essential to successful leadership?