This story has been all over the Atheist sites. I can understand why. It’s blatant religious intolerance. Chris Rodda of Talk to Action writes:
On May 13, 2010, about eighty soldiers, stationed at Fort Eustis while attending a training course, were punished for opting out of attending one of these Christian concerts. The headliner at this concert was a Christian rock band called BarlowGirl, a band that describes itself as taking "an aggressive, almost warrior-like stance when it comes to spreading the gospel and serving God."
Let’s face it, if they were to attend the concert, it would have constituted torture. Barlow girls blow. Watch for yourself.
When I was an Airman a long time ago, I encountered the same type of behavior. In boot camp we were offered the chance to attend church services. Those who refused were assigned cleaning duty. We had to clean the tiles in the bathrooms with our toothbrushes. By the end of boot camp, I was the only one on cleaning duty. Of course, I did not brush my teeth for two months, but that was a small price to pay.