Despite receiving a warning letter from his superior, an Army chaplain who used the Bible during a suicide prevention training session says he isn’t going to censor himself, Army Times reports.
The incident stems from a complaint that a soldier in the 5th Ranger Training Battalion filed after Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn provided a handout during a mandatory suicide prevention session at the University of North Georgia.
On one side of the handout, Lawhorn listed the Biblical approach to depression and also provided another handout listing non-religious sources for dealing with depression. Although Lawhorn stated clearly during the session that he wasn’t advocating for the Bible as the only approach, a single soldier declined to give Lawhorn the courtesy of a response, instead directly alerting the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, which then passed on the information to the Huffington Post.
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