Q: Has the Pentagon recently declared that sharing one’s faith is punishable by court-martial?
A: No. The Pentagon merely restated its long-held policy that military members can “share their faith (evangelize)” but “not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others … to one’s beliefs (proselytization).”
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Tag Archives: chain e-mail
Q: Is there a move to make Obama eligible for more than two terms as president? A: A bill that proposes repealing the 22nd Amendment has been introduced, but so far it has very little support.
Q:Did the Obama auto team tell a Michigan engineer the government should change "the laws of physics"? A: This is another Internet tall tale. The supposed source of the story says he has not even met with the Obama task force.
Q: Did Obama order a "swordless graduation" at the U.S. Naval Academy? A: This Internet scuttlebutt is false. Graduating midshipmen have gone without swords at graduation for decades, even when Bush and Cheney spoke.
Q: Would Senate bill 2099 put a yearly $50 tax on each privately owned firearm? A: There is no such bill. A chain e-mail containing bogus claims refers to a bill that died more than eight years ago.
Q: Is the Army demanding information about soldiers' privately owned firearms? A: This is another false Internet rumor. A memo from one commander of a small unit in Kentucky was an isolated mistake that was quickly corrected; it wasn't Army policy.
Q: Did Michelle Obama make $317,000 a year while working part-time at the University of Chicago Medical Center? A: This allegation in a chain e-mail is wrong: Obama’s reported income was $103,633 in 2007, the year she reduced her work schedule to part time.