A soldier has instituted legal action against the United States army for alleged discrimination against him because he is an atheist. Spc. Heremy hall says his religious rights were violated by the military which shows favoritism to fundamentalist Christians who constantly attempt to impose their views on other soldiers. The Justice Department insists there are procedures in the military to handle such complaints and Hall should follow the chain of command. Spc. Hall says he tried to bring the case to the Fort Riley inspector general but was denied. Hall’s cased is being handled by the Military Religious Foundation. He alleges while serving in Iraq in 2007, a captain forbid him to call a meeting of fellow atheists and he was harassed when it became known he was an atheist.
Upon his return home, Hall was placed on limited duty due to injuries suffered in Iraq but found himself the object of hate mail which claimed he was a “burden to the team” and “always quit.”