Navy sailors are allowed to advocate for Black Lives Matter at work because the military branch sees the organization as a “public policy issue” — and not “politically partisan,” according to a new report.
The guidance was doled out in the Navy’s “extremism” training slideshow, which asked whether BLM was considered “political stuff” that was off-limit discussion in the workplace, Fox News reported.
But the Navy said talk about BLM was fair game, according to the slides, which were obtained by Fox News from an official who took part in the Pentagon training.
“Advocating for or against a public policy issue (as here) is authorized as long as the behavior is otherwise lawful and the advocacy is not politically partisan in nature (e.g. it doesn’t specifically address a political party),” the slide says. “If the discussions make you uncomfortable, discuss the matter with your boss or another supervisor.”
BLM leadership has made their ideologies crystal clear in the past.