Vallejos: Don’t persecute chaplain for practicing his faith.

Can a person of faith serve in the military? As a retired military veteran, a Hispanic, and a man of deep faith, I was shaken to my core after reading a recent story about Chaplain (Capt.) Sonny Hernandez coming under fire for sharing commonly held biblical principles with his fellow Air Force service members (“Air …

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Latinos value religious liberty.

Latino Evangelical leader Reverend Sam Rodriguez has predicted that religious freedom will be the Civil Rights issue of the next few decades, and he notes that Latinos have a particular “sensitivity to religious liberty, because many of the people in our immigrant churches come from totalitarian nations, where regimes muzzled the voice of conscience.” Freedom …

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Tommy Vallejos is “as American as you can get.”

From drugs and gangs to church and politics, Tommy Vallejos has led a colorful life; and he doesn’t hesitate to share his story. Tommy joined the Army to escape involvement in violent gangs, and the Army eventually brought him and his wife Caroline to Clarksville. After retiring with 21 years of military service, he now …

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Latinos Need Educational Options in Tennessee

Latino families are not satisfied with the educational status quo, and Latinos for Tennessee believes that all Tennessee families should be empowered to find the best education possible for their children. Education policy should feature competition , innovation, and accountability at the state level. All options should have a place in our education system: public, …

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