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Topic - Ron Crews
Among those flocking to the Washington Navy Yard amid reports of a mass shooting Monday were those trained over a lifetime to handle life tragedies and incomprehensible acts of violence.
The Defense Department came under fire Thursday for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation that classified Catholics and Evangelical Protestants as "extremist" religious groups alongside al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan.
Ron Crews, retired chaplain and executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, said his organization commended the Navy's decision to reject the application for an "atheist chaplain."
"It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization," Crews said in a news release.