Atheist Chaplain’s Assistant delivers powerful speech
By JUSTIN GRIFFITH - -
Added: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 16:36:24 UTC
Sergeant Nicholas Amann’s re-enlistment ceremony was not typical by any means. Sgt. Amman is not your typical soldier. He’s prior-infantry but re-classed to chaplain’s assistant so he could help other soldiers. He’s also an atheist.
My wife almost cried when she saw this.
My wife nearly lost it when he choked up a bit. I noticed it came while quoting scripture that urged forgiveness even to your enemies. He stands up for the oppressed on a wide spectrum of social justice issues. Yet he refuses to give up on their oppressors either.
This type of speech took a lot of bravery to deliver in this official setting. The embrace from his fellow soldier at the end was an extremely moving image.
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