Grand Forks Herald – Members of Grand Forks Air Force Base raised concerns after high-ranking officials sent an email Tuesday that offered an opportunity to volunteer for the Salvation Army during duty hours.
Mikey Weinstein, founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said about 40 military members contacted him because they said they felt the base was showing religious favoritism. He alleged the offer violated their constitutional rights by merging church and state and is in violation of the Air Force Standards.
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charitable organization. “There’s no problem with the Salvation Army,” Weinstein said. “The problem is with the Air Force singling it out . . .”