Sec. of Army Nominee Questioned on Soldiers' Faith Needs

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The congressman nominated to become Secretary of the Army fielded a question today at his Senate confirmation hearing about the spiritual needs of soldiers.

Republican Congressman John McHugh says Army chaplains can fully express their faith in worship services, but must not offend people of other faiths at general assemblies.

"Any chaplain who does not adhere to that needs to be admonished and instructed as to their primary responsibility," he said.

Advocates for the so-called separation of church and state have expressed concern about McHugh's past support for religious expression and displays in public places.

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