The Air Force is issuing new guidelines on religious tolerance:
The document directs chaplains to “respect the rights of others to their own religious beliefs, including the right to hold no beliefs.”
However, I can’t quite square this statement:
The guidelines do not ban public prayer outright and say short, nonsectarian prayers may be included in special ceremonies or events, but only to lend a sense of solemnity and not to promote specific beliefs.
with this one:
The guidelines state that members of the Air Force “will not officially endorse or establish religion, either one specific religion, or the idea of religion over non-religion.”
Does “nonsectarian prayer” leave room for “non-religion”?
Associated Press: Air Force discourages public prayer