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Social Army Sergeant becomes 1st Christian soldier to get religious exemption to grow beard

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    A Florida Army sergeant is one of the first known Christian troops to get a religious exemption allowing him to grow out his hair and beard, according to a report.
    Sgt. Jacob DiPietro had applied for the religious exemption in November 2019 because he observes the Nazarite vow from the Old Testament that states, “No razor may be used on their head” and which insists believers “must let their hair grow long."

    DiPietro said the painful process of getting approval, as well as bullying from other soldiers, has left him determined to quit the service when his contract ends next year.
    “There are things that I see and I don’t like … like the way soldiers are treated when they seek an exception to policy while following Army regulation,” he told Task & Purpose.
    “If a soldier is following the rules as set by the Army, they should absolutely be free from harassment discrimination.
    “I feel like there’s still a culture that is, truthfully, fearful and hating towards that which is different,” he said.

    He told others seeking similar exemptions to “not give up” and “stand by your decision”, while insisting it is far too bruising a process to go through for anyone without genuine need.
    “If you’re trying to fleece the system because you just don’t want to shave, or you just want to grow your hair out, I’m telling you now: It’s not gonna work,” he told the online publication.

    Similar exemptions have previously been made for Sikhs, Muslims and even Norse pagans in the service, but DiPietro is one of the first known Christians to get it, the outlet said.
    https://taskandpurpose.com/news/army-religious-exemption-hair-beard/
    https://nypost.com/2021/08/03/christian-army-sgt-gets-religious-exemption-to-grow-hair/
     
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  2. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    Either everyone should be allowed to or no one.
     
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  3. luckyshot Voted Most Reasonable Platinum Member

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    Are you sure we are talking about the same Army?
     
  4. All in the game yo You keep it boring, String.

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    Lol

    DiPietro joined Junior ROTC in high school and enlisted into the Army after graduation as a Shower/Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialist.

    WTF?
     
  5. Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    Nothing but respect for those than can get that shave chit.
     
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  6. Cole train Gold Belt

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    Here everyone shaves religion be damned lol

    No exceptions in green machine
     
  7. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    It’s actually really easy to get in the Army. You just go through a process where a chaplain judges your sincerity and then sends a memo up to your CG. It takes a while because of how high up it goes but they all get approved

    Im willing to bet this dude doesn’t get bullied because of his beard.
     
  8. G-19 Purple Belt

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    Unless you are in group but then again, they aren’t part of big army.
     
  9. Ruprecht Hands Of The Judges Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Pretty short beard for a Nazarite. So he just broke his vow until the exception was granted?
     
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  10. Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    I see white or light skinned Hispanics catch shit in my service for a shave chit, mostly on other services bases.

    In command, I ask once for folks under me when I get there. Anyone who visits, I don't even ask...but I will fuck up a shitty uniform.
     
  11. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    Oh I don’t doubt it gets brought up. Reading his quotes in that article though, if I was a betting man I would bet he brings a lot of it on himself and doesn’t really have anything to do with his beard.
     
  12. Ornife Black Belt

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    Sort of a shit beard.

    Glad he can grow it now.
     
  13. PulsingJones Purple Belt

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    Good for him.
    Why aren't beards allowed?

    US military sounds very feminine
     
  14. jamel Brown Belt

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    Gas mask wont seal properly and its just plain professional.

    That chubby ass E5 looks like a shit bag nco
     
  15. PulsingJones Purple Belt

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    Sounds like a design flaw with the Gas masks
     
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    How can can you be a Christian and in the army. Kill shit and break shit was not in any gospel I read from Jesus. I feel the church has failed. Probably why attendance is at all time lows.
     
  17. tehend West Coast Distributor Of Pain

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    Jesus sent bears to kill kids.
     
  18. mb23100 Steel Belt

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    Jesus. Did he get a religious exemption from PT too?
     
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  19. evergreenrider I Throw Hands Son, Thats What I Do

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    We allow neckbeards in the military now??
     
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  20. PrinceOfPain Gold Belt

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    Did he seek an exemption allowing him to love his enemies as well? Turn the other cheek?
    That sort of thing.
     

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