An interfaith group of Guantanamo troops wants two Christmas nativity scenes removed from dining halls, saying the decorations show a preference for Christianity over other religions.
The 18 service members sought the help of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to have the decorations moved from the cafeterias to the Guantanamo base chapel.
The troops were apparently too afraid to speak directly to their higher-ups, fearing retribution because of the base’s “religious climate.”
"They are terrified," said Mikey Weinstein, president of the MRFF. "Right now, there is a witch hunt going on to find out who did this."
Eleven of the troops who complained are protestant and Catholic, and the rest are Muslim, Jewish, agnostic or atheist, Weinstein said.
From the moment they arrived at Guantanamo, the troops said, prominent members of the command team displayed “Christian religious undertones.”