As I wrote a couple weeks ago, one of the Military Relligious Freedom Foundation’s clients, a sergeant in the Army, has started a petition on WhiteHouse.gov to “End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members.” According to WhiteHouse.gov, 5,000 signatures within 30 days is supposed to get you a response from the White House. The petition, started on October 1 by SGT Dustin Chalker, currently has 2,855 signatures, so it needs 2,145 more by October 31.
Now, you do have to create an account and wait for a verification email if it’s your first time signing a petition on the WhiteHouse.gov site, so this does involve a few minutes of work and then remembering to go back and sign the petition when you get the verification email, which, as the comments on my original post indicate, some people were having difficulty doing.
But, meanwhile, the petition to legalize weed, started not long before SGT Chalker’s petition, has over 56,000 signatures. So, apparently, tens of thousands of potheads — people not exactly known for their ability to figure out and follow through on things — have managed to focus long enough to register, wait for the verification email, and then go back to the site to sign the petition to legalize weed.
So, come on, can’t we get a few thousand more atheists and other people who care about religious freedom to go sign SGT Chalker’s petition and help this soldier get a response from the White House?